19 September 2017
26 September 2017
Curve-O is a young Belgian brand, led by Ludovic Beckers and Luc Clerx, which aims to change the way of cutting hair.
Next to many hair dressing workshops, they also design and sell cutting tools. Their most iconic product is the Curve-O The Original comb, designed in 1996 by Ludovic Beckers and sold to over 240.000 users.
The comb pictured here is the Specialist Comb. It is the next step for Curve-O in precision cutting. This new comb, co-designed with Pixel Depot, is smaller and lighter than the original comb. It has added features, such as an integrated ruler, new texture finish, a shifted curve and 5mm gap in front.
This comb is available worldwide in two colours and as both left and right handed versions.
Development of this comb took over two years and relied heavily on 3D printing for prototypes.
To be able to create dynamic images or animations with this comb, Ludovic asked to fully recreate it in hyper realistic 3D. The end result is a very convincing and realistic looking 3D model and texture, which I can play with in the future to create a lot of new renders.
I wrote a blog post detailing the process and workflow of creating these renders.