3D design of the upper with ICAD3D (a CAD software specific for footwear design)
During the first week students will work on the design of the upper.
The physical last is digitized with the 3D scanner available at the school. Students learn how to draw the style on the digital last with the tools available in the software.
The ICAD3D software has been created specifically for shoes and it includes several tools that simplify the work of a shoe designer compared to a general purpose 3D modeler.
Students will work on both a woman elegant shoe with a high heel and also on a sneaker.
ICAD3D includes tools to design not only the upper patterns but also all the components of the upper (e.g. buckles, laces, eyelets and other metal and plastic pieces).
A simple sole will be designed too using the same CAD while during week 3 and 4 students will be challenged with more complicated heel and sole design.