Tutorial: How to create a (soccer) football like the never-before-seen Brazuca!

Created in PTC Creo 2.0. You should have some experience with surface modelling for this one.

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The Adidas Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil. Interesting design which seems to have been built up of six panels, so why not create a CAD model to puzzle-out how this works!
Files: Adidas Brazuca ball

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-how-to-create-a-soccer-football-like-the-never-before-seen-brazuca

Well done, bj. See my comments and Inventor 2014 version together with your Grabcad files.

how i can transform the 3d draw to print panel for make a paper ball?

What software did you use to make the ball?

i make one with rhino 3D

not a bad tutorial how ever
its not accurate in terms of seams overlap and correct pattern seam compression

a draft of TWO seams that is also requirement and fundamental to actually manufacturing the parts in a compression laminating sphere

what we want to see is a sweep of the two sided draft angles as the ascending draft is not equal to the descending draft along the larger surfaces - this is not clear until you analyze the draft angles as the sweep revolves alone the curves. having modeled 12 different soccer balls since 1972 the clear challenges is not only in laminating a tiled cut in the form of an X but to make the revolved draft angle adjust in according to the ascending material at the manufacturer's Dye.

note in the images below of modeled versus manufactured actual product that the seams are indeed NON uniform over the surface

note in this image that the actual draft angle is slightly greater in the ascending than in the descending for the SEAM's original intent of design

I decided to create this.

I used the Sweep Tool in Autocad to get it to look right.


I decided to create this.I used the Sweep Tool in Autocad to get it to look right. To know more about latest tools you may go with http://3dinsider.com/autodesk-inventor-tutorial-sweep-tool/