Cappasity Easy 3D Scan Tutorial: How to Shoot Jewelry

Apr 26 · 2 min read

To create high-quality 3D images of jewelry items just follow the simple steps in this tutorial.

The Cappasity team has prepared a set of easy-to-follow instructions that will help you get the best 3D images of jewelry items. Let’s jump right in.

Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary equipment. To make the best 3D image of jewelry, you will need:

- A turntable

- A 4k camera

- A semi-transparent backdrop

- 4 studio lights (at least 120W)

- A softbox

- Flags for lighting correction

Shooting jewelry requires a special lighting set-up that depends on the size, shape and position of the object within your frame. Let’s look at two examples of shooting rings with gemstones in 3D.

To shoot a jewelry object you have to do the prep work: centering the object on the table and lighting the turntable, the backdrop and the object individually with the four independent light sources. Using flags and adjusting the backlight capacity is very helpful for distributing shadows and highlights and avoiding overexposed areas. Using direct light will enhance the shine of the gemstones.

A white flag around the camera helps to reduce dark shadows on the ring:

Here is the resulting 3D image of the first ring:

A ring with a bigger gemstone will lie at a different angle on the turntable, so there may be extra reflections. Changing the shooting angle will significantly help to reduce overexposure.

Here is what a ring with a bigger gemstone will look like in 3D:

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