In the first week I thought about the idea for my final project - the idea of making a plant pot with a sensor that indicates the quality of the air
Now the second week is about computer aided design software and it is time to start drawing.
Here I will draw using different tools and environments.
I start by making some paper sketches of the shape of my vase, then I use the illustrator to draw in 2D to get some vector images of my drawing that will help me build the model in 3d, using the Rhinoceros software.
In the first week I thought about making a rectangular vase that was divided into two parts, the vase itself and a box with a zone to place the electronic compoenntes and a zone for the water of the plant.
I drew some ideas for the shape of the paper vase, however I wanted to do it in a simple way and thought about choosing the shape of a cube and a parallelepiped.
I decided to use the Abobe Illustrator program to sharpen my drawings from the pot, since it is a program that I usually use for some time.
You can see more about this drawing program here:
With the illustrator you can draw everything! Or at least that's what I believe.
You can create the shapes you want, using predefined shapes and changing them and coloring, or make your own neatness using the pencil tool or the vector pen, which you can find in the toolbar on the left.
On this site explains very well how to use the tools and start using the program:
Illustrator - beginner's Guide
Illustrator is a great program, there are several tools to explore. You can define the type of line you want in your drawing, delete, cut, join pieces, mix colors, have transparency and made of color in your drawings, write, among many other things.
I started by drawing with the vector pen the shape of the two cubes I wanted for my piece.
Then I used the coloring tools to paint each part of the cubes and give life to my layout / drawing.
I wanted to put a plant in my pot too. Draw and color a plant would still take some time, so I quickly downloaded a vectorized image of a plant from the internet and joined my scheme.
I also made a perspective of the 3 views - side view, top view, and left view of my pot.
Find the file here:
week2_plant.air Illlustrator file
And after that I felt ready to start drawing my idea directly in a 3D modeling program.