Modeling Help Request: Thermoformed Plastic lids


#1

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.


#2

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


#3

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