FoamCore Pro Tutorial Guide Foam Board model making: Compound surface modeling Techniques tips

FoamCore Pro Tutorial Guide Foam Board model making: Compound surface modeling Techniques tips


you call yourself a designer or a maker
and you’re still cutting your foam core with a pair of scissors come on dude
you actually think this is how you make a compound surface with a piece of
foamboard seriously all right let’s get real here folks foam core Pro techniques
compound surfaces at a foam board my name is Eric Strebel
I’m an industrial designer welcome to my channel about product design and making
I hope that you like and joy and become a subscriber in the first video we took
a look at how to make some basic cubes and learn how to cut foam core in the
second video we took a look at how to make some radiuses corners and cylinders
if you haven’t seen those videos you need to go back and watch that one
before you check this one out here’s some good basic tools that you’ll
definitely need for this a good steel ruler some very sharp blades some white
glue a good cutting board and of course some foam core so as a designer you want
quality stuff and clearly that’s not quality let me show you how you make
some nice compound organic surfaces out of foam board so for the purposes of
this video I’m gonna make a simple grid square that I can lay a compound surface
on top of so that’s what the first part of this video is about just creating and
laying out this grid out of foam core and I’m slotting the pieces together
here I’m using a little bit of white glue just to glue everything up and the
beauty of white glue here in this case is that it doesn’t just set up instantly
like haiku does allow me to square everything
up and make it nice and true and it gives me great strength so we’re gonna
take advantage of the properties of foam core we’re gonna make an organic surface
something that you could not do with a piece of paper because foam core is a
composite material meaning it has a paper on both sides of a flexible inside
we are going to score a grid pattern on each side of the foam core and allow the
composite structure to become flexible so we’re gonna lay out a 1 centimeter
grid and score about halfway through the foam core on the first side of the foam
board we’re gonna flip the piece over and we’re gonna do the exact same thing
on the other side but we’re gonna offset that grid by 5 millimeters that’s gonna
give us this beautiful flexible surface that’s gonna give us our organic
compound surface capability I originally developed this technique for a NASCAR
team that was looking for a way to patch up holes during a race it would have
been with a different type of material than foam core but it was a composite to
lay on this structure we’re gonna glue on the ends first because I went up the
edges to be nice and straight and then we’re gonna do the inside ribs I know
it’s a little bit backwards we’re gonna hold everything in place with rubber
bands and this is what you’re gonna get in the end a beautiful organic compound
surface with foam core and we didn’t even use any hot glue if you liked the
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