In 2016, a new 3D modeling tool called Vectary launched, intended to make 3D modeling easier for quicker for both new and experienced designers. Now, Vectary has announced the release of Vectary 2.0, a new and improved version of the program that includes collaborative features, real-time rendering, and drag-and-drop design.
“With this release, we build on the foundation and original mission of Vectary, which is to make creating and sharing of 3D content easier for everyone,” says Vectary. “Designers can now create and collaborate seamlessly in one space – think of Google Docs for 3D design. Each 3D scene works like a shared online document where multiple users edit the design and write feedback in real time. Complete with a full mesh modeling toolkit and library, it is the ideal tool for freelancers, in-house and remote design teams.”
Up to three designers can now edit one scene simultaneously – all a user needs to do is click the Invite button and share the generated URL, or share the link from the browser like you would do with a Google Doc.
“Team collaboration is a perfect example of why we built Vectary for the browser,” says Vectary. “Thanks to this, sharing of 3D projects within companies or teams is hardly a hassle anymore. There’s no need for the recipient to have any 3D software installed to view and edit the scene. 3D can be easily sent and added to projects, pushing design boundaries and bringing new dimensions to visuals and experiences on the web.”
Rendering is now integrated into Vectary; scenes can be rendered in seconds simply by clicking a button. In addition, users can now create 3D scenes by dragging and dropping objects from the Vectary library. A design project can be started either from a template or a blank scene, and objects from the library can be added to either. Users can also connect their MyMiniFactory and Google Poly accounts and load them into their libraries; Sketchfab and Thingiverse libraries will be coming soon as well.
Shapes are easy to edit, simply by double clicking on them. Templates are available for designers just learning how to create 3D scenes; they include pre-rendered objects, textures and lights arranged in a composition that can be easily edited.
“Use these templates to craft your own 3D presentation kit of mockups for your app or website,” says Vectary. “You can choose a template or design your own composition and place 2D images on the face of your chosen device. There are plenty of devices in our library that you can choose from.”
Templates include a 3D city builder, greeting cards and isometric illustrations.
Vectary is a free service, but offers premium plans for a cost. If you’re interested in a premium plan, you can use the code “AWESOME” and get a 50% discount for the first month. Learn more about Vectary 2.0’s new features here.
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