Giorgia Rossi Industrial Design & Photography
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3D Modelling for Product Design (Naval Design), University of Bologna, Feb 2016

Research; Benchmark/Project Management; Concept; 3d Modelling Creo Parametric; Keyshot; Photoshop; Autodesk Alias Autostudio; Autodesk VRed.


The brief

Offer a realistic 3D modelled proposal for a Racing Boat, following R3 classed Centreboards restrictions from “Mille e una Vela Cup”, a racing competition among Italian universities.

The project

In a team of 3 students, we have to firstly understand the racing boats world to have a broader vision on the project possibilities. One of the biggest restriction was to conceive a concept made for at least the 70% of natural materials: to do so, we decided to expand our research also outside the field. We predicted our positioning after defining our strengths and limitations and started sketching first ideas.

 
 
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The outcome

We carefully studied our competitors and finally took inspiration from 3 existing boats: “Earth Sup”, for its hull shape and materials; “Mirabaud”, for its wings; “Tiwal”, for its simple structure.

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The result was a 15ft skiff (type of centerboard) for 2 people, made of Paulownia Wood, which makes it salty-water resistant, in a cork sandwich (with bio-epoxy resin) for hull core. Reinforces, wings and their attaches, mast and boom are made in aluminium. It is incredibly lightweight, cheap and really performant, although it is a professional boat requiring an expert team to be steered.

Features

Features

My role

We split the 3D model making of hull, trapezes and wings among the three of us. I have worked on the trapezes, making sure to respect the brief limitations around dimensions and usability. I have then produced the Keyshot still and animated rendering of the whole model and the final presentation layout.

Boat renderings - Keyshot

Boat renderings - Keyshot

follow-up

Render of a 3D modeled Double Foil boat through Alias VR and Autodesk.

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References Eng. Alfredo Liverani (BA Industrial Design Professor)

Team:Jacopo Pedrona, Giorgia Rossi, Brian Scalini, Filippo Zocca