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Shoe 3D digital design course

€ 3500,00
Jun 3rd, 2019 → Jun 28th, 2019

Oct 21st, 2019 → Nov 15th, 2019

Mar 9th, 2020 → Apr 3rd, 2020

Jun 8th, 2020 → Jul 3rd, 2020

Oct 19th, 2020 → Nov 13th, 2020

English, Italian
9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

A full immersion course on modelling and rendering your shoe designs using cutting-edge 3D software.

This course has been developed for pattern makers willing to work in shoe factories that use 3D technical CAD and technical designers that are looking for a job as shoe 3D designers.

During this course, students will learn the technical aspects of designing a shoe in 3D with CAD software, both with dedicated footwear CADs and general 3D modelling softwares.

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Content of the course

Week 1

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.

Week 2

Technical development of the upper from the 3D model to the 2D flattened and engineered patterns with ICAD3D

During the second week, students will learn how to engineer the upper parts (the patterns) starting from a 3D design.

One of the strengths of ICAD3D is the accuracy of the flattening tools that transforms the 3D design into a set of 2D patterns ready for cutting.

The teacher will also show how to export the patterns to the automatic cutting table that is available in the shoe sample room of Arsutoria School.

Patterns will be cut in leather and other technical materials, then they will be stitched and lasted in order to test the accuracy of the technical development and to let students see the final result once the shoe has been made.

Arsutoria Footwear Cad Course
Week 3

3D design of the sole with the use of Rhinoceros

During the third week students will learn how to use Rhino software to make the 3D design of heels and soles.

No previous knowledge of this software is required to attend the course, hence the first few days will be dedicated to learning the working environment of the software.

At the end of the week students will be already in the condition to make the 3D model of a heel for the elegant woman shoe designed during the first week.

Week 4

3D design of a sole, rendering and 3D printing

In the first days of the last week students will use Rhinoceros to prepare the 3D model of the sole for the sneaker designed before.

Once both the 3D design of the upper and of the sole are read students will:

  • export the entire 3D model of the shoe to a rendering software and prepare a photorealistic image with also the application of the materials
  • import the 3D design in Adobe Illustrator to use it in an attractive graphic presentation with colors and textures
  • understand the steps needed to prepare a file for a 3D printer

Students will be guided through the shoe manufacturing process in the sample room of the school: the physical upper made at the end of the second week will be lasted and soled together with the 3D printed outsole. This is unique opportunity to see the final result of the process that starts with a 3D design.

ICad3D+ is the first software for footwear design and pattern engineering than integrates into a single program two different environments, 3D design and 2D patterns, which works in parallel and simultaneously. This way, ICad3D+ is presented as the best virtual alternative to the traditional process of design and pattern engineering, reducing the time spent as well as the material and human resources of the company
ICad 3D+ is developed by Inescop
Learn more on icad3dplus.com

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