Sometimes, especially during the long Ohio winters, I wish I had access to the holodeck from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It would be nice to walk through that door and into an environment that looks, sounds, and feels like a tropical paradise. Existing virtual reality (VR) technology isn’t quite that advanced yet, but you can do some pretty cool stuff with it. You can visit Mount Rushmore without having to travel all the way to South Dakota, or get a look at the world from the eyes of a bat. If you’re sitting on a jury for a trial, you can even visit the scene of a crime without leaving the courtroom. And now Leopoly, a professional team of 3D and VR experts that empowers individuals and organizations to step into the next digital revolution, has announced its new creative VR design app, ShapeLab.
The ShapeLab app is being launched on entertainment platform Steam for the HTC community first. Its applications provide viable creative solutions for artists and makers. Leopoly is certainly no stranger to combining VR and 3D printing. The new ShapeLab gives artists, makers, and just about everyone else the chance to become 3D creators in minutes, once they step into the VR lab. This VR experience provides a natural environment for creation in the real world, just as traditional sculpting and object formation is done. You can unleash the creative genius within and make your own 3D models through digital sculpting and painting. All 3D models created in VR are optimized for 3D printing. So what’s available? 3D model templates, seven different sculpting tools, unlimited painting, ‘open and save’ 3D models, and the ability to export and 3D print your creation, that’s what!
Leopoly can also help your business with VR, by providing an engaging and fun product to create. They make it simple to design, customize, and produce everyday products with their easy-to-use apps, which combine 3D printing, 3D scanning and VR. One of the benefits of VR is that it lets us view, feel, and experience places and products as if they were right there in front of our nose. So why not make online shopping more fun by making an innovative virtual shop and inviting your customers to come check it out? With Leopoly, people can examine and personalize their own digitized products.
But the business side of Leopoly VR isn’t just about customizing products. They’re ready to arrange completely tailor-made, industry-specific VR solutions. Using their marketing and storytelling, Leopoloy’s game-changing VR technology can be an extremely powerful tool with which to engage your target audience. VR objects and models can also be used to demonstrate, examine, and even assemble in any environment, without the physical and financial limitations of actual objects.
So what’s next for Leopoly and ShapeLab? Their belief in the power of communities and collaborative creation is strong, so they’re working on bringing a multi-user experience to the platform. As such, they are teaming up with High Fidelity to provide the most immersive social VR modeling application in the world.
The official VR launch will take place at VRX 2016 in San Francisco tomorrow, December 7th.
Leopoly will also be attending the Inside 3D Printing and Frontier Tech Show in San Diego on December 14 and 15. (Remember 3DPrint.com readers can save 15% on registration by using discount code ‘3DPRINT’!) If you won’t be able to make it out to California this month, check out their video to learn more:
Discuss in the ShapeLab forum at 3DPB.com.
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