As I said, hi-fi speakers now I started that sooner than expected… This afternoon I spent 2-3 hours on it.
For those interested, they are Focal Aria 906 bookshelf speakers. I took some pictures and the real dimensions on the Internet as reference. I’m very interested in hi-fi but I cannot afford a real system, so I created it
Here is the wireframe, any comments will be more than welcome, I would like to know if it’s the right way to achieve that sort of round shapes inside a rectangle. There is 4 places where I have pentagons near the tweeter and bass-reflex port, due to miscalculations and to the fact the ‘big circle’ of the boomer uses 32 vertices and the little circles only 16. As the front panel is totally flat, I think this is not a serious issue, am I right ?
Anyway, I’m satisfied with the result, but they lack the real ones realism because they aren’t textured yet (I think). I want to add bump mapping for the leather front panel, and wood texture for the outside of the speaker. And for the membrane, it is made of flax but I don’t know if I will make it that way, depending of the textures I will find.
It’s quite hard to try to mimic real objects as I always end tweaking little things, dimensions and locations of the different parts, to have my model to look like the real object. But it’s a nice training I guess. I want to try to create non existing objects later, maybe when I’ll be a bit more experienced, I think I need ‘real’ references before beginning to design things from my imagination. For now these modelings proved to be useful for me.