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Product Modelling

Showcase your products with 3D modelling techniques

WHAT IS PRODUCT
MODELLING?

3D Product modelling refers to creating digital representations or models of a product using computer-aided design (CAD) software. It involves creating three-dimensional (3D) models that accurately depict a product’s physical characteristics, dimensions, and properties.

Product modelling is commonly used in various industries, including manufacturing, engineering, architecture, and product design. It allows designers, engineers, and manufacturers to visualize and analyze a product before it is physically built, helping them make informed decisions and identify potential issues or improvements early in the design process.

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF DESIGN & PRODUCT MODELLING?

The process of 3d modelling in product design typically involves several steps, which may vary depending on the specific industry, product type, and design requirements. Here is a general overview of the process:

Product Conceptualisation

This stage involves defining the product concept and gathering requirements and specifications. It also includes understanding the product’s purpose, functionality, target audience and desired features.

Initial Sketches/Ideation

At this stage, designers create rough or digital sketches to explore various design ideas and variations. These sketches help visualise the product’s form and identify potential design directions.

Detailed Product 3D Modelling

Once the design concept is finalised, designers use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a detailed 3D model of the product. This involves defining the product’s geometry, dimensions, features, and materials. CAD software provides tools for precise modelling and enables designers to view the product from different angles.

Iterative Product Design & Refinement

Based on feedback and analysis, the 3D model undergoes iterations and refinements. Designers and engineers evaluate the model, make necessary modifications, and optimise the design for functionality, manufacturability, and aesthetics. This iterative process continues until the design meets the desired requirements.

Simulation and Analysis

Virtual simulations and analyses assess the product’s performance, behaviour, and structural integrity. Depending on the product, this may include stress analysis, motion simulation, fluid dynamics, thermal analysis, or other specialised simulations. Simulation results help identify potential issues and validate and optimise the design.

Documentation and Technical Drawings

Detailed technical drawings and specifications are created once the design is finalised. These drawings provide manufacturing instructions, assembly guidelines, and precise measurements for each product component. The documentation ensures consistency and accuracy during the manufacturing process.

Visualisation & Rendering

Visual representations or renderings of the product are generated using advanced rendering software. This helps create realistic images or animations that can be used for marketing, presentations, or customer feedback. Renderings showcase the product’s appearance, colours, textures, and lighting effects.

Production & Manufacturing

The product enters the production phase once the design and prototype are approved. Manufacturers use the design specifications and documentation to produce the product at scale, ensuring consistency and quality.

Throughout the product modelling process, collaboration and communication between designers, engineers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders are essential to ensure a successful outcome.

HOW CAN 3D PRODUCT MODELLING HELP YOU?

Almost all product designs have begun with 3D modelling. Even though most things that you see on a computer are in 2D form, such as drawings, these are first created in 3D. This is because you can’t see issues that may arise in 2D form so easily. It is the most efficient way to get your subject to the next stage from idea to creation. Changes are never carried out in 2D but within the 3D software being used.

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3D product modelling offers numerous benefits and can help you in several ways:

Product Visualisation

3D models provide a realistic and immersive visual representation of your product. They allow you to see the product from different angles, explore its features, and understand its overall appearance and aesthetics. This helps you visualise the final product before investing in physical manufacturing.

Design Evaluation & Iteration

With 3D product modelling, you can evaluate and iterate the design quickly and efficiently. Without physical prototypes, you can modify the model and test different design variations, materials, or features. This iterative process helps identify potential issues or improvements early, saving time and resources.

Communication & Collaboration

3D models act as a visual language that facilitates stakeholder communication and collaboration. Designers, engineers, manufacturers, and clients can all easily understand and provide feedback on the design, ensuring everyone is on the same page and reducing misunderstandings.

Design Analysis & Simulation

3D product models can be subjected to various simulations and analyses to assess the product’s performance and behaviour. For example, you can conduct stress analysis, motion simulation, or fluid dynamics simulations to evaluate structural integrity, functionality, or ergonomics. These simulations help identify and address design flaws or optimization opportunities.

Cost & Time Savings

By utilizing 3D product modelling, you can save costs and time associated with traditional design and prototyping methods. Rapid design iterations and virtual simulations help eliminate errors, reduce rework, and optimize the design before physical manufacturing. This leads to overall cost savings and shorter time-to-market.

Marketing & Sales

3D product models are valuable for marketing and sales purposes. They can be used to create high-quality renderings, animations, or interactive presentations that showcase the product’s features, functionality, and benefits. These visual assets can be used in promotional materials, websites, catalogues, or sales pitches to attract customers and generate interest.

Documentation & Manufacturing

3D product models serve as the basis for creating detailed technical drawings, specifications, and documentation required for manufacturing. The model’s accurate geometry, measurements, and material information ensure the manufacturing process is precise and consistent.

Overall, 3D product modelling enhances the design and development process, improves communication, reduces costs and time, and allows for better-informed decision-making throughout the product lifecycle.

WHAT ARE 3D PRODUCT MODELS USED FOR?

3D product models are used for various purposes, including movies, illustrations, architecture, engineering, commercial advertising, and video games.

Several industries have now embraced 3D product modelling to create fully animated designs. These animations play a crucial role in enhancing special effects and increasing brand value. Furthermore, these digital objects are capable of producing essential characters.

DEVELOP YOUR PRODUCT DESIGN

We live in a digital age and almost everything you see has begun its life in 3D, whether it be buildings or products. Computer processing has helped us push beyond what could have ever been imagined. While 2D modelling was used for many years, 3D modelling has now taken its place. 3D product modelling is a vital part of product design for many reasons. To begin with, it helps spot costly design mistakes.

PRODUCT 3D PRODUCT MODELLING
HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

SEND US A BRIEF

Send us a contact email, and we will send you some forms to fill out for the project estimate. Once you approve the quote we begin.

 
KEEP IN TOUCH

We send a range of images for comments while working with you the client to make your visuals come to life just how you want them.

 
DOCUMENT APPROVAL

Approval of each stage throughout the project with constant communication.

 
FINAL IMAGES

Get your market ready images from us, to assist you in whatever your project needs.

 

WHAT IS THE PRODUCT MODELLING WORKFLOW?

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Firstly, to begin a project, clients provide all the information required. For product visualisations, we require things such as drawings, design specifications, sketches, mood boards or other type of information you may have.

To clarify, we will check all of the content the clients have provided and ask for more details if necessary. In addition, a meeting, phone call or Skype call is always beneficial. To sum up, this helps avoid any misconception and allows us to shorten turnaround times for 3D rendering services.

We start working as soon as we understand all of the details the task requires and time frames have been agreed by both parties. Our 3D artists keep in constant contact with the clients throughout this process, with regular updates.

After that, we present draft 3D model to you for comments and review and finally make the adjustments.

In short, the client accepts the drafts for final processing.

Finally, we present the 3D model, after we have completed post-production, in high resolution with full quality lighting, reflections, glossiness and materials.

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WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH PRODUCT MODELLING?

There is a range of applications for product rendering that is being used more and more in the days of online shopping. To create a better online experience for customers, the applications below are essential to boost your sales.

3D PRODUCT ANIMATIONS

Particularly when putting together an advertising or crowdfunding campaign, creating a product animation video can provide a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Educating potential investors or users to understand your product
  • Demonstrating mechanisms and moving parts
  • Showcasing your product and what makes it unique
  • Increasing overall engagement with the product
  • Impressing potential investors and increasing the perception of your product

3D PRODUCT RENDERS

Product rendering visuals show off your ideas in all their glory, in contrast to using boring sketches or dull 3d models; with the help of 3D rendering, products are made to look lifelike in as many views as you please before they even exist with perfect accuracy.

PRODUCT 3D TURNTABLES

360-degree product turntable renders, which produce high-quality 360 images of your products, allow you to provide your consumer with an engaging and interactive experience. They will get a true sense of your product’s quality. This confidence in your product’s quality will help win the sale.

INTERACTIVE 3D VISUALS

Web-ready, touch-enabled visuals that can be embedded anywhere on your website, or even sent via emails to potential clients or customers with an array of unique features that will not have been seen by many. Give that WOW factor to your product.

PRODUCT 360° SPHERICAL EXPERIENCE

Push beyond a simple product turntable and have a full 360° spherical view to show clients the full view of your products.

WHY CHOOSE XO3D FOR YOUR PRODUCT MODELLING PROJECT?

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SPECIALISTS IN CREATIVITY

At XO3D, the best creative minds tailor your product modelling project to bring your products to light in amazing fashion.

 

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TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN

XO3D drives by technology and continually seeks solutions to improve our workflow. From the latest software and hardware, to different strategies to complete projects faster with constant improvements on quality.

 

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ACCESSIBLE TEAM

We pride ourselves in communication and customer service. Throughout your project there will be constant updates of how we are getting on with your images. We are always at the end of a email or phone call.

 

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THE BEST EXPERIENCES

With a diverse team of artists, designers and 3D modellers. We have the perfect experience for any of your product modelling projects.

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SPEEDY DELIVERY

Ensuring the smoothest process. We deliver quality work on time.

 

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COMPETITIVE PRICING

Through our experience in workflow optimisation, we can give you the discounts and give you more bang for you bucks.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Product modelling is the process of creating a 3D representation of a product or object. It involves taking measurements, photographs, and other data to create a digital model that can be used for design, engineering, marketing, and other purposes. Product modelling can also be used to create prototypes for testing and evaluation and final products for sale.

Product design encompasses the overall vision and functionality of a product, while modeling involves creating digital representations or simulations to visualize and refine the design.

Product modelling can help your business by providing a better understanding of the product lifecycle, from design to production to sales. It can also help you identify potential problems and opportunities in the product development process, as well as provide insights into customer preferences and market trends.

1. 3D Printing: 3D printing is a great tool for product modelling as it allows you to quickly create physical prototypes of your product designs.

2. Augmented Reality (AR): AR technology can be used to create virtual models of products that can be viewed in real-time on a device such as a smartphone or tablet. This is useful for testing out product designs before committing to manufacturing them.

3. Virtual Reality (VR): VR technology can be used to create immersive virtual environments where users can interact with and explore product designs in detail before committing to manufacturing them.

A product model’s purpose is to represent and simulate a product’s design digitally. This helps designers and engineers visualize, analyze, and refine the design before making physical prototypes. Product models aid in testing, validating design concepts, optimizing product performance, and enhancing communication among team members and stakeholders.

3D modellers in the UK are paid typically between £25 000 to £35 000 depending on experience.