Process of Creating 3D and 2D Medical Devices
The process is to take the CAD file which can only be provided by the client or business owner of the medical device. The process involves the 3D artist using specific programs in order to create a render using the exact dimensions within the CAD file to produce a hyper realistic 3D or 2D illustration. It is the skills of the 3D artist that makes all this happen. The computer does not do the work, moreover, the artist is involved in each detail. For example the artistic process involves choosing and adding the external materials such as rubber, ceramic and metals which all have different reflective qualities and the artist needs to understand how lights acts on a surface, much the same as a 2D artist.
As well as choosing the correct colour for the materials the artist defines the simulated natural light sources and materials used to create any type of surface and to create the most realistic renders possible. It takes many years of training and many years of working, to perfect the skills and to become good at the craft. Its not possible to simply ‘use’ a computer to create an illustration!
If computer generated CAD files are not available, we can still create 3D visualisation’s by taking the time to create the CAD files from the technical drawings, allowing us to go on and complete the 3D visualisation’s. If the technical drawings are not available and therefore no CAD either, we are still able to create a 3D render but it would not have the hyper realism that 3D programmes can produce.