Read the latest news from SuperCreative 3d and from around the industry.
As a keen cyclist and also a type 1 diabetic I recently spent a day with @TeamNovoNordisk & other T1 diabetic & healthcare professional riders. #ChangingDiabetes #CycleforCities It was great to get out the office and help raise awareness of diabetes and gain a few handy tips from the pros and other riders.
Today Oculus announced the Oculus Go VR headset. This will be shipping early 2018 for around £180.
This is going to be affordable lower budget VR head hopefully taking VR into the mainstream as it does NOT require an expensive mobile phone or computer. This will be a standalone headset, an all in one VR unit, all that you require is included in the one headset & it is estimated to sell under $200 which will be around £180 GBP.
Oculus have said that the Oculus Go wireless VR headset will have high-resolution LCD screen @ 2560x1440 with built-in speakers.
SuperCreative is an official oculus VR developer and we hope to get a prototype Go onto our heads very soon. Full details: www.oculus.com/go
These examples were created to demonstrate various forms that 3D can be used to present retail designs such as stills, movies/videos & full VR Virtual Reality 3D 360 tours. See the main 3D retail page for more details.
Virtual Reality 360 Interior Interactive Movie:
VR headset devices such as Google cardboard, Samsung's Gear VR, Oculus Rift & other virtual reality headsets enables users to place themselves straight into a environment and take a full 360 view around. It is possible to produce full animated movies & stills and even full on interactive walk around in this media.
This creation was a Snoozebox hotel/hospitality 360 3D Interior interactive. Rendered at 4K 3840 x 2160 pixels rendered with Vray and 3D Studio Max.
Take a look at our Vimeo Video Channel https://vimeo.com/supercreative3d/videos
Cycle Store - POS - Point Of Sale Displays, High End 3d Visualisation Items Added to Portfolio:
Always good to get out of the office, today's flying visit to the 2016 Retail Design Expo #RDE2016 was a great & inspirational visit.
Just a quick Vray RT test movie fully render with x2 GPU graphic cards:
Not images by SuperCreative but a bit of fun try and guess if these Stunning Architectural Images are Rendering Or Reality?
Having creative a few demo's we are now happy with SketchFab be a great tool for demonstrating various products and designs, below is a basic example and a guided tour "Annotations" can be used to be given a tour around the model/product. Autopilot can also be used if you click on the lower icons for a automatic tour.
Sketch Fab Software is also going to be tested further in the office, this guided tour from another comapny “Gerpro” is a great example of a new feature which allows models to be annotated.
We are currently looking at the GPU based 3D Software Octane Render, full details on if the software will be fully used in the SC office soon.
After visiting the 3D print show the conclusion was that it would be great to invest one of the mid range 3D printers, the technology looks great and the growing range of different print materials such as the organic cardboard looking pots you can see below is impressive.
The way the printers work printing from the top down does course some design issues and some shapes you can print are limited. The way the process works by adding small micro dots of plastic layering up on top of each other does create a very slight texture to the finish of the 3d model. Most of the lower end 3d printers only print with one material at a time but this can be swapped.
One thing that printers such as the Ultimaker 2 suffers with is creating really smooth surfaces but I guess with a touch of sanding down the final finish could be improved. Organic craft-like models that were outputted were the most impressive, to get decent prototypes out with a nice smooth finish would need to be outputted with the higher end printers. It looks like the .STL file format was the standard for the lower end models rather than full on CAD file types such as iges, but models can be converted to stl quite easily.
One area that was very impressive was the medical area, 3d printing is a great tool for producing 3D elements to replace bones, dental features and far more…..
We also got a body scan done by 3D scanning specialists, QUOD, we should get the 3D model sent from them very soon.
We would love to get our hands on a 3D printer & have a keen eye on the Ultimaker 2, not 100% sure if it would be a good financial investment for SuperCreative at the moment but they look a great deal of fun.