df3d is a dynamic design factory with big plans and a multi-faceted approach to meeting the needs of the 3D printing world. While they’ve treated their users lately not only to innovative glimpses into their own 3D printing prowess in apparel and high-end designs, as well as offering an innovative 3D printing marketplace for e-commerce purposes, recently they also created the eXtrud3it 2D-to-3D tool. Building on that today are some recent changes to the tool, as well as integration into Google Play, giving the eXtrud3it an edge as one of the most unique apps on the rebranded platform today.
Angling strongly toward the Android fan base, Google Play allows for the downloading of apps, as well as music, movies, and more–which can all be stored in the cloud. Users can download the new eXtrud3it app to take selfies, 3D print them, and more.
“If the .stl file is 3d printed and a light source is placed behind it, one can see the image of the person,” co-founder and director of df3d Deepak Raj told 3DPrint.com. “The settings for the extrusion are optimized for a selfie with good ambient light. As you can see, this is a slightly different version of the extrud3it which we released as a web-based tool a few months back.”
While the tool began as web-based function that could also be included on business websites in snippet form, df3D has not only developed it into a full-fledged app for everyone, but apparently there is more to look forward to in the near future as well, with this current release being viewed as experimental.
“It is our first release and we feel good about small steps,” Raj told 3DPrint.com. “We will be releasing more apps for 3d printing in the coming months.”
The 3D models can be printed by the users, or sent to df3d for 3D printing. Only a few simple steps are involved either way, beginning with choosing a 2D image or taking a selfie. Once captured with the smartphone camera, you can check out your image in the 3D viewer on the app. To download the app, you must be operating on Android 4.0.3 and up. Click here for more information and to get the app.
This is just one more way that df3d, headquartered in India, is working to provide their users with innovative ways both to use and reach the cloud resourcefully. With a focus on supporting retail and online businesses, the versatile df3d offers:
- Consultancy services to help meet specific client requirements and support 3D printing needs
- Support on numerous technical and business levels
- Software and design platforms to help enhance your offerings to clients
- E-commerce platform which allows you to create your own 3D printing marketplace
- Cloud based plugins for embedding 3D designs, viewers, customization options, and for offering pricing to clients
Will you be downloading the eXtrud3it app from Google Play? Discuss in the Df3d eXtrud3it forum thread over at 3DPB.com.