In the ancient times, the Chinese zodiac is used to represent a cycle of 12 years. 2021 is a year of the Ox. To celebrate the Chinese New Year festival, zodiac animal mascot doll will be designed yearly to symbolise luck and happiness. A model of Ox mascot is created with the 3DEXPERIENCE Design Solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

To create the Chinese zodiac mascot, all you need to use is 3D Sculptor role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with an internet connection and a web browser.

Start the design of cow’s head with the primitive Globe shape under Subdivision tab with the push and pull method to re-shape to the desire head shape. A second Globe is added to build the cow’s ear. Just simply push, pull, drag, scale and crease the subdivision model to get the shape you wanted. Think of it like playing with clay or playdough. For the cow’s eyes and cow’s hoof is created by primitive QuadBall whereas the cow’s muzzle is started with primitive Cylinders. The rest of the bodies are used primitive Cones to start out. Most of the times are performing push, pull, rotate, crease adjust and scaling operations. Once the part is done, the surfaces will then knit it into a solid automatically and quickly.

In the video, the step by step are shown, some of the parts are created by using xDesign in the 3D Creator role while the complex organic shapes mostly utilize the xShape app in the 3DSculptor. By leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can switch between xShape and xDesign within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Is just that easy! You can create any model without the expert CAD background.

The cow mascot is then added the accessories such as Chinese New Year cap and sycee, known as ‘Yuan Bao’ to ready in the Chinese New Year celebration. The steps of creating ‘Yuan Bao’ can be found in the link as below:

The cow mascot in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be exported to the different file types such as SLDXML, 3DXML, 3MF, IGS, STEP and STL.

To create a photo realistic content for the cow mascot, the model is then rendered by using SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional.

Here’s a tutorial video from #HuatMoo:

Wishing you a prosperous, good health, good luck and good fortune throughout the year. Happy Chinese New Year 2021!

– Yoke Ling, Application Engineer, IME Technology Sdn Bhd