Not too long ago, we reported on an impressive and innovative app called Ringz 3D, created by designer Miro Straka. An app that centers around taking commerce for jewelry to the next level, it allows interested parties to purchase, create, and customize jewelry.
Straka believes in offering a huge array of options to the user, allowing everyone to experience and enjoy the art of the accessory from engagement rings to those adorned with precious gems and infinite designs, from the most basic to ornate. Autonomy in being able choose and 3D print the perfect ring is one of the huge benefits behind the progressive new technology, and now it’s being boosted even further.
Ringz 3D has now evolved into something further, offering an even more streamlined and elegant image to the world, as Straka launches a comprehensive new site through his Slovakian interdisciplinary group known as SLVR | Silvore.com.
“SLVR began as my small side project 7 months ago when I came up with very simple ring sculpting app called Ringz,” says Straka in his blog. It got surprising media attention on several pages (for example here), so I decided to take it further. I was messing around with webGL at the time, and the idea of interactive eshop/designer seemed appealing. Ringz was running on game engine Unity, so it needed to be redone from scratch, but it was definitelly worth it.”
“…the design you make in the SLVR app is pretty much identical to the ring that will arrive couple of weeks later. No ugly bumps, and gorgeously shiny!”
Adding a fine jewelry touch this time around, SLVR is a 3D webGL powered shop that gives users access to apps that are able to use modern, progressive technology to replace the more tradition and classic ways of 3D modeling, already disrupting what most consider to be highly innovative with even more intuitive, “gesture based creation” techniques.
Not only limited to beautiful rings, SLVR puts forth earrings for sale as well that are designed using silver and plastics. These jewelry pieces are 3D printed on demand.
“In the times of such rapid technological development anyone should be able to materialize their ideas, regardless of their skill,” Straka told 3DPrint.com. “You should no longer need to study drawing, sculpture, or 3D modeling to bring your ideas to the world. Creation is one of the greatest joys in the world, and I believe everyone can be a designer.”
As a rule Straka appreciates and believes in developing simple tools to aid in creativity, as well as online accessibility in conjunction with digital design and resulting fabrication.
Straka is passionate about 3D printing and often also employs other tools such as ShuffleArch, or Instant Graphic Designer as well. With SLVR, you can create nearly unlimited designs with 200,000 polygons to choose from, and without any plug-ins. They also employ Pixel Ring, which is still in beta testing, but Straka encourages everyone to go ahead and try it out.
Straka explained to 3DPrint.com that Pixel Ring is more “edgy and Minecraft inspired, working as a generative tool with a classical add and remove box function.”
“Both are offering a very fresh look on contemporary jewelry, offering the user the possibility to have a one-of-a-kind unique ring or earring,” said Straka. “The other part of the project is focused on more traditional e-shop with jewelry pieces designed by professionals.”
Not restricted just to checking the pieces out in photographs, you can see them “from every angle possible in fully interactive 3D,” running on HTML5. This allows for great quality in viewing what you may be interested in, but in more compact, efficient form. It’s an overall process that allows for you to make great pieces of jewelry for yourself, a loved one, or friend.
Discuss your thoughts on the latest from Miro Straka in the Silvore Ring & Earring 3D Printing App and Store forum thread over at 3DPB.com.
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