It’s no secret that the rose is the staple flower for Valentine’s Day. It symbolizes love, adoration, and romance, which make it an ideal gift to your significant other on the day of love. So today, we’d like to show you how to design a red rose with ZW3D.
Figure 1. Red rose
Step1: Draw the main contour curves of the rose on the XZ plane. Curve 1 will make up the bud, Curve 2 to 4 will make up the petals, Curve 5 the receptacle, and Curve 6 the stem. It should be noted that the starting and ending points of Curve 1 should be in one vertical line.
Figure 2. The main contour curves of the rose
Step2: Use the Curve List command to detach the contour curves from the sketch.
Figure 3. Detach the curves from the sketch
Step3: Use Revolve command to draw the bud, petals, and receptacles. Select Curves 1 to 5 respectively, revolve around the Z-axis (360° for Curve 1 and Curve 5, -55° and 55° for Curve 2 and 4, -110° and 0° for Curve 3) to generate the bud, three petals, and a receptacle.
Figure 4. Generate the bud, petals, and receptacles
Step4: Since the edge of the rose is too sharp, we need to trim it. Use Through Point Curve command to draw two curves.
Figure 5. Draw two curves
Step5: Use Trim to Curves command to trim the petal, to make it more natural.
Figure 6. Trim the petal
Step6: Thicken the petal to change it from a surface to a solid. Now, a petal was born.
Figure 7. Thicken the petal
Step7: Use the same method to generate the other two petals. Then pattern these three petals at 120° around the Z-axis by Pattern Geometry function.
Figure 8. Pattern other petals
Step8: Thicken the receptacle. Then the main part of the rose is completed.
Figure 9. Finish the main part of the rose
Step9: Create a datum at the endpoint of Curve 6 and draw a circle around it.
Figure 10. Draw a circle around the datum
Step10: Use Sweep command and set the scale of transform as below to create a stem for the rose.
Figure 11. Sweep the stem
Step11: Draw two curves on a sketch, then extrude them by the Extrude command to create two surfaces.
Figure 12. Extrude two surfaces
Step12: Repeat Step 4 to 6 to beautify the leaves.
Figure 13. Beautify the leaves
Step13: Render with Keyshot, then a charming rose is finally ready for your significant other! What if he or she doesn’t like roses? Follow the above steps, and you can also design your own ones easily with ZW3D’s amazing Hybrid Modelling technology.
Figure 14. Final work