The next four chapters cover different techniques used to create custom foam patterns and shapes. These methods include: the additive and subtractive methods as well as speed patterning and the free-form construction process. The majority of these techniques start with a model, a positive sculpt or a maquette that is used as a form of mannequin from which to pattern. Keep in mind that there are loads of variations on these techniques and that there is no “right way” of working with foam. The only right way is the process that you are comfortable working with and that achieves the finished ...

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