At Beyond Design, the creative design process always starts with a sketch, and later moves on to 3D models to explore the design proportions and volumes. I recently came across a video that demonstrates how CATIA V6 (CAD software) allows you to sketch on Cintiq’s (similar to what Beyond Design does on SketchBook Pro), and immediately turn your 2D sketch into a 3D CAD model. It also allows you to sketch in 3D…very impressive!
“CATIA V6 introduces CATIA Natural Sketch, a new breakthrough 3D sketching experience that finally brings together the intuitiveness of creative 2D painting gesture and the power of accurate, realistic 3D modeling. This first-of-its-kind lifelike creative experience helps designers to free up their creativity and share their ideas more rapidly and precisely.”
You can watch a more detailed video on the software below.
Submitted By: Stéphane Londiche, Intern at Beyond Design from February 2011 to September 2011