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Stud Earring

This tutorial covers how to design a pair of stud earrings, and even render the whole set, everything using 2Shapes for Rhino. The design resulting from this guide will be set of matching stud earrings featuring a sparkling white diamond on a basket setting.

Gems Static Basket Render and Animation Gumball
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1 Your 2Shapes account
Make sure to be logged in your 2Shapes account, if you are not logged in, a grey icon should appear on the top-right corner. To log in, click on the Login icon. You can create your free account at app.2shapes.com
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2 Diamonds
Under the Gems tab, click on the Certified Diamond command
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3 Select a Certified Diamond
Select a Round 0.4ct diamond and click on the + button on its left to add it. If this list is empty, click on Manage Stock icon and add your diamond stock.
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4 Basket Builder
Now, select the Gem, and under the Gems tab, click on the Basket icon. Don't select any preset and click on the Pencil button.
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5 Basket prongs
Under the Prong tab, click on the 3rd Option: 4 Rotated Prongs.
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6 Expansion Panel
Open the Expansion Panel by clicking on it.
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7 Prong Measurements
Change both Diameter and Girdle Diameter to 1.0mm, Bottom Diameter to 0.95mm, the Height to 4.4mm, the Prong Height and Gem Inside to 0.5mm.
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8 Straight Prongs
Change to Straight Prongs mode.
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9 Add Post Support
Click on None and select Double.
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10 Post Support measurements
Change Support Width to 0.95mm and Support Thickness to 0.8mm.
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11 Change the Base curve profile
CLick on Rails Tab, and click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 002.
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12 Base Rail Profile’s measurements
Then change its width to 1.2mm, the height to 1.2mm and the Inside Prong to 33% .
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13 Change the Upper curve profile
On the upper profile, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 002.
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14 Upper Rail Profile’s measurements
Now change its width to 1.1mm, the height to 1.1mm and Height under girdle to 75%.
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15 Apply changes
Click on the Confirm changes button on the top-right corner.
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16 Download Static Element
Under Smart Components, click on the Download Static Element icon.
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17 Adding post earring
It will open a window, click on Earring Findings and select the static Post Earring 1.
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18 Download Static Element
Under Smart Components, click on the Download Static Element icon.
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19 Adding a push back
In Static Element Selector, click on Earring Findings and select the static Push Back 9mm.
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20 Select Gem and Basket
Select the diamond and the Basket.
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21 Rotate the Basket
Under Transform Tab, with the gem and the Basket selected click on the Rotate icon.
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22 Rotate the Basket II
Type on the Command Console 0 and press Enter, next click Down of the Selected objectes and finnaly click on the right part to finish the rotation.
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23 Move the Gem and Basket
With the diamond and the Selected, move through the gumball 4.4mm to the left.
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24 Rendering
Under the File tab, click on Render and Animation to open Render and Animation Studio.
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25 Applying materials
Drag and drop the materials you want to use, in this tutorial we will use White Gold 18k for both the Statics and the Basket.
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26 Raytraced Display Mode
Then, hover your mouse to the right bottom corner in your viewport and click on the Raytraced icon.
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27 Applying Gem Materials
Select the gem, and under Gem Materials click on the Diamond material.
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28 Previewing and Render
Set your favorite point of view and let your computer calculate. As more time you let it calculate, more detailed it will be. When it is right for you, click on the Render button to export.