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    Posted: 26 Jan 2017 at 5:05am
Hi, I noticed the riser boxes in one of Karl's images of glasses on his portfolio site.

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I've been trying to figure out any info I can on boxes like this but it's been very difficult. What are these boxes made of? Where do you get them? Do you have to make them? What are they called?

Please, any info at all about these would be so helpful.
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G'day Jason,

I dont know exactly what the material they are made of, but you could have them made from anything you wished.

To me though they appear to be made from a hot wire cut foam so that they are very neat and exact. They also could be modelling props sent from the glasses manufacturer.

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G'day Jason,

I saw a video on youtube where an architect was using foamcore board to making 3D home models and this would be also a good option for making your box platform. It is very neat and is plain white and is held together using double sided tape.

Foamcore Board

Hope it helps.

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Thanks Craig. Would it be possible to ask Karl what they used? Or should I use the 'Contact' form on his portfolio site?   Now you see the difficulty in getting this info. I just need to get in contact with somebody who has shot with these things, lol!   

People will talk about other gear for days, but for some reason I can't get an answer on these boxes.
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Try going to his blog on that photo shoot, you find his answer there where others may have already asked or you could ask.

Glasses Shoot

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Oh wow! I didn't even know there was a blog! Thanks Craig! I see there Karl addresses the question. He outsources to a model maker or plastic company to custom build those. Very interesting.

I did watch the video series you linked to and ordered some of the FoamWerks products to try and build my own shapes out of foam core. I think that is a really good idea and I'm excited to get started.

Thanks again for your help!
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