The basics of modelling
In the real world of a design studio a model may be made from one, or several, of the following approaches:
- card, balsa or other medium is marked out (with a template or plan perhaps), cut to shape and then assembled with other pieces to make a 3D form;
- card or balsa is cut roughly to shape (a cut-out silhouette) but has the illusion of a 3D form pasted or drawn onto it, thus removing the need for detailed modelling. Even quite fundamental objects can be made this way;
- found objects (or parts of previous models) are taken or bought, and adapted for the specific context;
- collection of found objects may be assembled into a new object;
- a plastic material such as clay is pressed into solid form.
The computer also provides ...