I designed a bracelet in blender for 3D printing. It was printed with binder jetting in stainless steel with a gold coating. In the printing process powder is glued together and later sintered. This creates a rough surface. After the coating the part is polished.
When you look at the picture you can see that the polishing is uneven, the outer corners are more polished. I wanted to recreate the picture I took (second image) as a render (first image). It was just to challenge myself, but also when I will design a part in the future I can make more realistic renders to predict how the jewelry is going to look like.
You can see that the mesh was not properly connected on the top wires. For printing this doesn't matter but it shows in the render as unrealistic. I also didn't manage to get the unpolished parts as on the right location and with the powder grains sticking out. But for a first attempt at this challenging material, I'm pretty pleased.
- Status: Final