Introducing 3DVIA Shape Beta
We are proud to announce the availability of 3DVIA Shape Beta, our new and easy to use 3D modeling application that is free to install and use!
With just a few clicks, anyone can easily Shape & Share their ideas in 3D.
Shape Your Ideas!
3DVIA Shape will bring your ideas to life thanks to a very intuitive user interface that was designed to allow anyone to easily create realistic 3D models.
Share Your Ideas – Online!
Once you complete your model, you can share it online with just a click of a button. 3DVIA Shape is designed to publish directly to your 3DVIA.com profile where it can be shared with the community, remixed and even posted to your blog.
To get started with 3DVIA Shape:
1. Join 3dvia.com
3DVIA Shape requires you have a 3DVIA account. If you have not yet registered on 3DVIA.com yet, click here to create your account now.
2. Install 3DVIA Shape
Downloading 3DVIA Shape is free and only takes a few minutes! The application is available through the ShapeIt tab located on the site. Run the setup application and follow the instructions provided.
When you have completed the installation, you will be asked to login with your 3DVIA account.
3. Create & Share Your First 3D Model
To get you started, we have created a set of video tutorials that will walk you through your first 3D model. You can also read the 3DVIA Shape documentation. The application is simple to use and you should have your first creation started quickly.
When you have completed your first model, make sure the world can find it. Click the publish button to post your model to 3DVIA. You will find your newly minted model under your “My 3DVIA” tab.
Please note – all models are published as “private” by default. If you would like other people to find your model, please set your model to “public” under the “edit attributes” link on the model page.
4. Feel Free to Remix
You don’t want to create a model from scratch? Take a look at the 3DVIA Shape Models collection and feel free to remix any model of your choice.
Remixing a model allows you to modify an existing model of another user and publish it in your own collection (remix rights must be allowed for the 3D model). You can also remix your own model to create alternative designs.
Enjoy and check back here often. We will be publishing tips and tricks on how to get the most out of 3DVIA Shape soon.