Customized modeling lanterns can be said to be an indispensable skill for lantern manufacturers. They are mainly used to create festive atmosphere and are widely loved by the public, especially large-scale traditional Chinese festivals such as National Day, Spring Festival and Lantern Festival. Since the customization is all handmade, there are four essential big steps.
1. The rendering design of the New Year's lamp group
The design of the renderings is customized according to different folk cultures. The lantern manufacturers must have pictures for reference. The design of the general renderings adopts digital virtual image simulation to sketch ideas into images and show the expected visual effects to customers. In order to further clarify my own ideas, at present, the mainstream rendering design is to use photoshop software to draw two-dimensional images, of course, 3Dmax will be used to draw three-dimensional images as needed.
2. Staking out the shape of New Year's lamp group
Stakeout is a professional term for lantern manufacturers. It is suitable for custom-made New Year lamp groups. Stakeout is actually painting. The size and shape of the New Year lamp group are drawn to the ground at a ratio of 1:1 for the production staff to proceed to the next production step. This is the most basic and most important craft in custom-made lanterns. It is as important as the foundation of the building, and it is related to the exquisite shape of the New Year's lamp group.
3. The shape of the New Year's lamp group
The production workers lay out the shape of the New Year's lamp group according to the completed shape, using iron wire as the main material, and different steel materials as the internal skeleton support. This is a process of making the shape of the New Year's lamp group from scratch, from flat to three-dimensional. If lofting is the foundation of a building, then the shape is the building wall. The two embrace each other and are indispensable.
4. The cloth art of the New Year's lantern group
Any lantern manufacturer's custom-made lanterns will use fabric wall paper. The fabric color separation is glued to the frame of the New Year's lamp group. There should be no large-scale wrinkles, glue watermarks and color errors, just like building stickers. Like wall tiles, this step of pasting can hide part of the ugliness.