Knowing that I had set myself quite a large amount of work I had been glued to my sketchbook for a few days and some ideas started to come to light.
I was intrigued to find a new way for the ring to fit into the base and for it to also be cleaned up easily and assembled quickly after getting it back from casting as CADing an intense amount of detail like I do takes an awfully long time. Well worth the outcome though! Patience is key!
How I originally had the ring made the piece much too big. As I wanted to produce the piece in precious metal it was important to keep the scale of the piece as small as possible. I deigned the piece so the ring can just slide on and off the base and is held in place with a tower top lid.
Throughout this process I found myself learning a new CAD software called Artcam. By combining this software with Rhino I have been able to create the most exquisitely detailed pieces and have also been adding the textures a lot quicker than if I would of formed them in Rhino.
I have put together a CAD story for you so you can see how the piece has evolved and grown in design from the start to the finish.