Early in 2016, we were first introduced to the innovative and intuitive online 3D modeling tool VECTARY. Both a platform and a tool, VECTARY was designed so that anyone, regardless of their level of expertise with 3D modeling, could create complex designs right in their browsers, using a series of sliders. The user can then fine-tune the model with standard tools, instead of having to build anything from scratch. The models are automatically saved into the cloud, which allows easy sharing and access for everyone, without having to worry about external devices, installation, or tricky configuration.
VECTARY was not available to the public when we first wrote about it. But now, they’ve just finished a successful closed beta program for a limited group of 10,000 subscribers. In an effort to shorten the VECTARY learning curve for first time users, the subscribers were given access to try out the service, which helped the team really focus on developing the tool further, while also keeping the user experience in mind. We are excited to announce that VECTARY is now available to the public!
The tool has just launched its first public beta, and will offer instant access to anyone who wants to use the user-friendly 3D modeling platform. All you have to do to start creating your own 3D models is just open a browser, and set up a free VECTARY account – that’s it, no strings attached! VECTARY was founded in 2014, with a goal of democratizing 3D modeling and supporting its makers and designers while helping them reach their full potential in the vast world of 3D modeling and printing.
In an effort to expand to new markets, the company, located in Bratislava and New York, recently raised over $2.5 million in seed funding. The founders are very excited for VECTARY users to create, customize, and share 3D models using their cutting-edge, accessible online tool.
“The wait is finally over and I couldn’t be happier to welcome anyone interested in starting a 3D revolution to go and try out our tool,” says Michal Koor, VECTARY founder and CEO. “We’ve worked hard to get to this point and we’re really proud to make the new features available to a larger audience. For us and our users, this public beta launch signals only the beginning of what’s to follow. We plan to add more features and plugins to the tool to make it even easier for anyone to start creating in VECTARY.”
VECTARY is accessible from anywhere, at any time you want to use it, since every model is created right in the browser and saved to the cloud, under your account. Anyone can share and customize 3D models, just by experimenting with the parameters of a model, or editing the mesh structure of other designs. But if you don’t feel like sharing your creations right off the bat, fear not – VECTARY also offers Freemium, which is a fully functional toolset featuring unlimited models, and also gives you the option to start with five private models. This is also a good option if you’re interested in working on more than one project at a time. Some of VECTARY’s other features include:
- Subdivisions: you have the option of switching between your low-poly model and a smooth-surface model while editing your object
- Parametric design: choose from an expanding list of parametric plugins that do the modeling work for you – just move a slider to create complex shapes
- Simplified user interface: easy-to-use VECTARY targets users who are interested in professional-looking results without taking a long time to learn how to 3D model
- Import & export capabilities: you can export your models to standard 3D files, then print them at home or with a 3D printing service. Importing 3D files is as simple as dragging and dropping.
A great way VECTARY demonstrates its sharing and customizing capabilities is through the use of Kiwi, on the homepage. The VECTARY design is a simple Kiwi bird, and then it shows how, once they published the model, other users in the community collaborated to keep adding updates to Kiwi, so its story never ended.
VECTARY will keep working on developing the beta, and continue to add more useful plugins that do the 3D modeling work for its users. They will also eventually make new paid subscription plans for businesses and enterprises available. Check out their video to see how it works:
Discuss in the VECTARY forum at 3DPB.com.