[ 彩材拆拆 x 𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣 𝗖𝗠𝗙 ]
𝙲𝚑𝟺. 𝚄𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝙼𝙵 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚜 𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎
CMF為Color Material and Finishing，譯為色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝，屬於 工業設計 旗下重要的一環。Unwrap CMF（ 彩材拆拆 ）將圍繞著這個主題，以淺而易懂的小故事拆解 CMF設計師 的日常。
如果經歷過裝修，應該都能深有體會。在 設計圖紙 中標註的木地板，實際的工藝選材卻眼花撩亂，著實能令人傷透腦筋。實木地板價高、貼皮合成板易剝離、塑木地板質感堪憂…等。在口袋深度、耐用性等諸多考量面前，總能令屋主猶豫不決
類似的煩惱也是 CMF設計師 的日常挑戰，但也因此使上班變得像解謎題一樣新鮮有趣。
光是一張大理石圖案的 渲染圖 ，就可以用多種 工藝製程 將之實現。而每種工藝製程都各有優缺，夾雜著不同的考量因素：成本、工藝限制是基本款，更多的還有製程穩定性、產能、供應鏈…等深入考量。.這也是為什麼，如前幾篇談到的，再基礎的CMF方案也能牽扯到跨部門團隊的無限溝通循環
然而這也使得CMF成為一條學無止境的精彩旅程 —— 隔行如隔山，再熟悉的工藝都有學不完的道理，再資深的設計師都能彷如菜鳥保持青春熱血
CMF is short for Color Material and Finishing. It is a specific field within industrial design. In the future, Unwrap CMF will write about little stories of CMF Design for those who are interested in learning more about the field.
If you have ever experienced home remodeling, you’d know about this frustration. For a simple wooden floor illustrated in the floor plan, there are quite some selections for the actual applications, and each comes with pros and cons: expensive solid wood, tear-able laminated boards, or cheap looking wood-like plastic floors. In the face of these many options, it can be nerve-racking and difficult to make a decision 🤯
Similar concerns are the daily challenges for CMF Designers. But on the other hand, this is what makes our work puzzle-solving fun!
For instance, a computer-generated rendering with a marble pattern can be realized with a variety of processes. Each process has its own advantages and disadvantages, which are mixed with different elements to consider. Cost and process constraints are the basics. There are more complex limitations such as stability, production capacity, supply chain…, and more!
This is why, as mentioned in the previous chapters, even the easiest CMF proposal can involve an infinite loop of discussions between cross-functional teams.
Switching to a new product category will also initiate different considerations. For example, the printing process commonly used on home decoration and fabric products may come across its bottleneck when used in another industry: unable to print on big curvature, supply chain capability, test standard and factory dust-free control for our industry, etc.
On the positive side, this makes CMF an endless exploration of new knowledges.
You can know about a CMF process so well but still have something new to learn. You can be with years of experiences but still feel young and passionate with interesting challenges ahead of your footsteps 😉