View Full Version : I need a CAD designer.

The Tourist
04-17-2012, 03:39 AM
Looking forward to producing something slick for publishers or insiders, I would like to render the 'class ring' my lead is presented upon graduation from the academy.

I know the design, I just want to communicate it to a designer, and get some 'camera ready' art for hard copies of the story when needed.

Can anyone provide me with a name?

04-18-2012, 12:16 PM
CAD? That's for blueprints. If you want a piece of art, hire an artist who has similar stuff in his/her portfolio and let them use whatever software they used to do the example you like.

04-18-2012, 01:30 PM
I've used CAD for 30 years or so in my job (architecture and engineering), but sunandshadow is right, CAD wouldn't be used except to create industrial drawings for production of a ring.

You might want to discuss more why you think you need this.

The Tourist
04-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Yup, that's what I need right now--to see if the design can be made, at all.

One thing I've learned about "artistic renderings" is that things like perspectives, alloys, manner of production, etc. may never jibe with production.

Engineers and architects learned this decades ago. After all, glass sure looks pretty on a building, but it's not load bearing.

Somewhere, somehow, by someone a mock-up of the ring might/will be made. At least a "wire structure" should be attempted. In this age of computers, even some jewelers rely on CAD programs.

BTW, daddy was an engineer. I'm the art student.