The way how to draw the volute has been described in an old book on architecture. Interestingly, although of spiral shape, the complete volute motif is drawn only by means of circles. We managed to quickly draw a 2D volute motif based on the information in the book, and then it occurred to us to also create a 3D model that is offered here for download. If you need a volute 3D model, please download it below, or watch a video tutorial we have shot while drawing the 3D model and model it yourself with the 3D CAD software you are using. We hope that you will find this 3D model useful or/and that you will be able to easily draw your volute 3D model by following the instructions in the above video tutorial.
Ionic volute ratio: 7 : 6 : 5.143
Model has real-world scale (measurement: mm (SI system)) and is centered at 0,0,0.
Video tutotial (Youtube): Modelling 3D Ionic Volute in Rhino 3D CAD software
Video tutotial (Vimeo - Better quality): Modelling 3D Ionic Volute in Rhino 3D CAD software
Part I: Drawing 2D Ionic Volute
Part II: Modelling 3D Ionic Volute