Nissan Gives A Sneak Peek on their Clay Modeling Studio [Video]
At Nissan’s modeling studio, designers and engineers are combining computer generated graphics with hand-crafting skills to generate clay models for future cars.
The clay needed for the job is held in ovens at a 60 degree Celsius (140° F) controlled temperature to make it soft enough for modeling. It also features a neutral light brown color that helps highlighting the forms and details of the car.
After the model is ready, it is wrapped with plastic foil that imitates painted metal and tinted windows, to trick the eye beliveve it is the real deal.
Watch the video to find out what happens to the clay model after it has met its purpose.