3D Design

ON-DEMAND DIGITAL DESIGN

Whether you’re looking for a realistic rendering of your  idea or need an STL file for 3D printing, we’ve got the creative expertise your CAD project demands. Our 3D artists will create design models to your exact specifications, down the last details.

What is digital design?

Digital design or 3D modeling is the process of creating a digital representations of any surface or object by manipulating polygons, edges, and vertices in simulated space. You’ve seen the results of digital design in products, animations, and video games that are filled with amazing objects and imaginative creatures and structures. Digital design modeling can be achieved manually with specialized modeling software that lets an artist create and manipulate polygonal surfaces or by scanning real-world objects into a set of data points that can be used to represent the object digitally.

How is digital design used?

Digital design is used in a wide range of fields, including product design, architecture, film, special effects, and game development.

Our professional promise:

We will complete your project on schedule, on budget and on time. We have years of experience working with 3D CAD design, drafting, modeling, architectural, and engineering drawings.

3D DESIGN SERVICES

If you are looking for 3D modeling services, please contact us so we can go over details of your project and better assist you. We will review your request and set up a meeting to better help you with your needs.

We can develop your idea step by step and turn it into a product. Share your idea with us and our design team will take it from there and create the 3D designs, the prototypes and all the manufacturing details.

We optimize every project to make the translation from 2D to 3D a very fluid and efficient process. OAC utilizes several advanced 3D software with various plug-ins, custom scripts and modeling aids to produce highly detailed 3D models..

Our passion is producing 3D illustrations that utilizes light, composition and material aesthetics in a creative and engaging way. By using cutting-edge technology, we are able to perform real-time renderings for our clients so they can make changes quickly on the spot.

Sometimes 3D models are not created perfect and thus not ready for prototyping. Our team of industrial designers can fix your problematic models and prepare them for 3D printing

Attention to detail

We strongly believe that a premium 3D model is the best path to achieving a high quality prototype.

Our 3D models have:

  • Watertight Meshes
  • Manifold Edges
  • Correct Normals
  • Correct Wall Thickness

Our 3D models are:

  • Highly Detailed
  • Optimized for Rapid-Prototyping

Our design team is dedicated in delivering 3D printable models that will get you the best results for your prototype.

PROTOTYPING GUIDE

Designing for 3D print has its differences compared to designing for animation. Those differences are driven by the rules of nature/physics of the physical world.

Thus, there are some basic rules to take under consideration when designing for 3D printing.

You should always make sure that your model is closed. If you are not certain about this, you can easily check for this kind of problems by using Meshmixer or Meshlab or netfabb.

You should always make sure that your model is manifold. Manifold in simple terms means that no edge is shared between more than two faces. If you need a more detailed explanation you can have a look at this article. If you wish to check and correct your model regarding being manifold, you can use netfabb.

You should always make sure that your models normals are correct. This means that all the normals on your model are pointing in the correct direction. If your model has inverted normals we won’t be able to print because our printers cannot determine the inside or outside of your mesh. If you are not certain about this, you can easily check it and correct if necessary in Meshlab or netfabb.

Don’t forget to take into consideration the gravity when designing for 3d printing. Since your model will take a physical form it will obey to the rules of physics. This means that you should be cautious about the balance/center of gravity of your model if it needs to stand. For example If you want to print a figurine it should be able to stand on its own, if this is not possible you can design a base to keep it standing. You can easily analyze the stability of your model in Meshmixer.

You should always make sure that size and wall-thickness of your model complies with minimum requirements of the material you have chosen to use. You can find detailed guides on each material in our material hub. If you are not certain about your wall thickness, you can check and correct it in Meshlab or netfabb.

Another important issue you need to take under consideration when designing is to keep you polygons under 1 million. Models with extremely high polygon count are useful to animation and other industries but not to 3d print. A high polygon count is needed in order to achieve a smooth and detailed result but there is no need to over exaggerate since the models are relatively small and such fine detail won’t be visible to the eye.

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3D Design FAQS:

Our 3D design fees/rates start at $75/hr and vary pending the level of your project complexity. Some projects are more difficult to model in 3D than others and some models may need special preparation for printing, rendering, etc. We need to see what we are modeling first in order to give you the absolute best price. One way to do this would be to submit documentation with as much information about your project as possible. via email and a simple phone call to discuss. This way we can get an idea of exactly what it is your are trying to do.

Yes. We have in-house industrial designers who are fully conversant with 3D Printing technology and are able to produce a full range of design types for you. Whether you are starting from a sketch on the back of an envelope, you have a 2D CAD file or have a 3D CAD file that needs refining; we can produce a 3D printable CAD file for you.

Without knowing exactly what you are trying to 3D Model it is hard to give an accurate time frame. The smallest objects take longer to build sometimes, just because the object may have a lot of detail, as opposed to a larger object with less detail.

Absolutely.

As a matter of company policy we do not discuss details of projects and your uploaded files cannot be downloaded by anyone other than ourselves.

  • We have our own standard Non Disclosure Agreement which we can sign with you to cover your project upon request.
  • Alternatively, we are happy to consider signing your own individual Non- Disclosure Agreement.

Yes we do.

We offer a 10% discount on our standard service and 15% discount on our express service for student projects. In order to apply a student discount, we need you to send us a photo or scan of your current student ID card. Visit our Student Discount page for more information.

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