This Cobalt modeling tutorial creates a ‘widget’ as a way of demonstrating basic workflow. It shows some drafting assistant basics, how to create a basic outline needed to generate a 3D object, and how to trim curves.
This tutorial shows how to transport models from Cobalt to Design 3D. It covers the correct file format, in addition to other factors involved in successfully moving data from one to the other
This tutorial shows how to model the body of a 12-volt car plug adapter. It uses Adobe Illustrator drawn bezier curves to create a Skin-type bezier object, which is then converted to a polygon mesh. This is then used to drive a subdivision surface object. It also shows several methods for generating intermediate curvature using bezier surfaces or subdivision surfaces.
In this tutorial we take a look at the geometry conversion pathway, taking UV mapping into account. The need to work with an object’s UV data is a deciding factor for why you may need to change a bezier-based object into a polygon one.
In this tutorial dealing with spline data, we consider saving Adobe Illustrator profiles in the older EPS format instead of AI/PDF. We also look at some visual indications in spline data that will lead you to know when to use EPS.
In this tutorial dealing with spline/bezier data and polygon data types in Design 3D, we look at how they impact render performance. We also look at the benefits of each type of data with regard to rendering.