Chocolate: Shapes


How in the world do chocolate candies get their shape? You're about to find out.

Your mission: Model a mold for chocolates.
The basics:
Concave: Having a surface that curves inward such as the interior of a sphere or round bowl.
Convex: Having a surface that curves outward such as the outside of a sphere.
Draft angle: Refers to the tapering of the sides of a mold to allow easy ejection of molded or cast parts such as those produced with plastics, metals, concrete, and food materials like chocolate.
Got that? Good. Get started  

To make your chocolate mold a delicious success, consider the following critical design criteria:

  • Purpose: development of a convex–shaped chocolate candy to be production molded
  • Target Market: all chocolate lovers
  • Materials to be used: dark chocolate for product; silicon for the flexible mold

Gather your materials

Software: Do you already have 123D® Design? If yes, you can skip this step. If no, download and install the software first.
Design files: Be sure to download the 123D® Design starter files.
Guides: This final package includes the step-by-step videos that will show you how to bring your design to life. Download video tutorials or watch them online.
Share design files: Download Autodesk 360 to share, edit, and view design files with your teacher and classmates. Includes 5GB of free cloud storage.

Getting to a successful design

Learn more about your mission.

Make your chocolate and mold

Let's make some delicious-looking chocolate! Follow the guides you downloaded in step 2, or watch them online to design your chocolate and the mold to produce it. When you are done, share your design in the gallery.
Learn more about concave and convex shapes.
Chocolate: Shapes
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Level: Beginner
Time: 1-5 hours