Modeling Help Request: Thermoformed Plastic lids


Hi all,

I’m new to the forum, so please forgive me if there are posts about this already. I’m under a lot of pressure at my new job and have to find answers fast!

I’ve been tasked with modeling a great deal of our products in C4D even though I’ve never used the program before. For almost the last 4 weeks I’ve been grinding through online tutorials finding every bit of info I can, however this current project has me stumped.

I have to model several different types of thermoformed plastic lids covered in ridges and indentations, and short of manually drawing/scaling/extruding every polygon I don’t know what to do. I’m hoping someone can help me figure out the best way to model something like this so it doesn’t take me the next 3 days to make it.


Base model of your mesh, then use sculpting (zbrush or C4D’s built in tools) to displace.


Or if you are not experienced with sculpting, you could do voxel modeling using C4D’s volume tools. Would basically become a boolean-type setup