Whether you want to become better at your full-time job or expand your business, investing in digital jewellery design is always worth considering. More advanced digital skills let you be more proficient in your speed as well as making more complex designs! In DD300, you will be able to explore advanced subdivisional surface modelling techniques that allow for smooth, organic designs; work with meshes to sculpt surface detail, and learn new matrix builders.

Course outline

Introduction to Sub-Divisional Modelling

Introduction to Sub-Divisional Modelling

So far you've been using NURBS modelling to design your jewellery and you've probably come to the realisation that it's a little difficult to achieve more organic looking designs. That's why JDMIS also introduces you to a plugin called Clayoo! Clayoo is a sub divisional (Sub-D) modelling tool and with it you can produce complex single surfaces with high degrees of continuity. Most importantly, these surfaces remain easily editable! Unlike their NURBS counterparts.
Intermediate Clayoo Workflows

Intermediate Clayoo Workflows

Understanding basic Sub-D Shapes, builders and how to manipulate vertices, edges and faces, now you can start to create and connect Sub-D elements, using box-mode modelling, bridges and welds.
Sub-D creation from curves

Sub-D creation from curves

Use Sub-D Pipes and the Append-Face workflow to develop unique shapes that follow original sketches or control curves. Create solid components from faces using Shell and connect elements by effectively manipulating creases and understanding how creases propagate along different types of Sub-D Geometry.
Combine Sub-D Workflows to maximise creativity

Combine Sub-D Workflows to maximise creativity

Use traceable images or your own imagination as a starting point and combine Sub-D workflows together to create complete jewellery or ornamental elements.
Mesh Sculpting

Mesh Sculpting

MatrixGold provides some basic mesh-sculpting tools that can be used to quickly produce detailed elements for jewellery parts or to apply smoothing or sculpting your existing NURBS or Sub-D Designs converted to Meshes. Learn to apply mesh textures to surfaces, how to emboss and deboss using curves and how to sculpt directly onto mesh surfaces.
Custom Gemstones Shapes

Custom Gemstones Shapes

Have you ever wondered if you could design with unique gemstones? What about when a customer brings uniquely shaped gemstone? MatrixGold has a special tool that lets you create your own custom shaped gems, be it a 5-point star, an 8-point star to a hexagonal shaped or even irregular shaped gems! Customize cabochons and create automatic bezels for customised faceted and cabochon gems.
Unique Matrix Builders

Unique Matrix Builders

Matrix builders can help speed the design process but some of its more advanced tools require many steps and more detailed experience with surfaces and curved. Learn how to tween curves and use gems between curves to produce popular designs as well as how to create flowing prongs around clusters of gemstones.
Advanced Production Concepts

Advanced Production Concepts

Learn to modify your STL files by using retopology; learn how to add metal flow channels used for casting, create multiple automatic ring-size variation STLs without affecting set-gemstones and other advanced topics to help you better prepare 3D models for output and casting.

  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Uniquely, JDMIS has all of its CAD Lab configured for remote access - students are given login-credentials to allow them to remotely operate JDMIS' sophisticated equipment and specialised software throughout the duration of their training and project work.

    For those that want to install their own software for use off-line, JDMIS works with GemVision to obtain affordable student-licences of this professional software. Industry users ready to adopt these new tools can also take advantage of volume discounts given to JDMIS students from regional software and equipment resellers.

  • Learning path

    Learning path


    This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.

    Prerequisites: DD200 - Digital Jewellery Design 2: Intermediate 3D Modelling & Gem Settings

    Next Step (Digital Jewellery Design Specialisation): DD400 - Digital Jewellery Design 4: Jewellery Modelling with non-Jewellery Tools

    Next Step (Complementary Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD300 - Classical Jewellery Design 3: Jewellery Illustration, Light and Colour

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Advanced Diploma.

  • Duration


    30 hours

    1 week (Full-time), or
    5 weeks (Part-time)

    JDMIS runs weekday & weekend schedules for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 1,820

    Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course

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