Tag Archive for ‘3d model hosting’

Tips & Tricks – 3DVIA Shape Mini-Tutorials

Here are direct links to 34 basic 3DVIA Shape mini-tutorial videos. After the link to the video is a link to a starter model that may help you follow along with the video. Nothing fancy, just the list. Dig in and have fun! 1 How to Box Select – Here is a link to the […]

3DVIA Shape Tips and Tricks

Here are more than 30 video tutorials filled with tips and tricks on how to get the most of 3DVIA Shape’s amazing new features! Check them out now, gather your ideas and start making them real. Refer back here often to be reminded of the wealth of new ways to create 3D models in ways […]

Access Your 3D Assets from Anywhere, at Any Time with 3DVIA Hosting

3DVIA’s new Model Hosting service provides users with a single, online location to securely host 3D assets. Whether you’re in the office or on the road, easily manage, display and share your 3D designs from any Internet-enabled device. In addition to file management, 3DVIA Hosting allows you to privately share files with colleagues and clients, […]

Video – A Quick Tour of 3DVIA.com

3DVIA.com is much more than a warehouse of 3D models, but a thriving community of users, and tools for all 3D enthusiasts.  Watch this short video to see what we’re all about. I will have Cliff’s Clips every Tuesday concentrating on all things 3D! Add your feedback/comments below…

Introducing 3DVIA Shape 3.0 with Freeform Deform

The 3DVIA team proudly presents the latest version of our free 3D modeling software 3DVIA Shape (Version 3.0)! It is the most feature rich release to date!  This new version extends powerful “freeform” modeling to everyone, allowing users to create smooth curved surfaces for boats, planes, rockets, or anything within a user’s imagination. Here’s a […]

Tips & Tricks: Uploading to 3DVIA (DCC)

As mentioned in our first Tips & Tricks post, DCC stands for Digital Content Creation.  It is the industry term defining the use of 3D applications like 3DVIA Shape, Maya, 3D Studio Max and XSI  and the creation of 3D content for use in films and real time interactive applications like games and virtual training. […]

The Best of 3DVIA at GDC 09

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2009 Game Developers Conference and stopped by the 3DVIA booth. We had an excellent show: great in-booth attendance and a lot of interest in our products and services. If you weren’t able to make the show, don’t worry, I’ll be recapping the highlights below. The 3DVIA Lineup We […]

Tips and Tricks: Uploading to 3DVIA

  There are well over two dozen different 3D applications with a variety of tools and complexity in use by 3D artists around the world today. Our website, 3DVIA supports the majority of these programs through a few key file formats and texture formats.  In this series of articles we will discover the best ways […]

Shape 2.1 Update

Making 3DVIA Shape even easier! The latest upgrade for 3DVIA Shape, 3DVIA’s free, online 3D modeling software, is now available for download.  Developed to specifically address user feedback, the new upgrade features several key product enhancements, including improved UI for object manipulation. Now 3DVIA Shape users will be able to more easily scale, position, and […]

Using Template Files in Shape 2.0

Why do things more than once? Whatever your passion is in 3DVIA Shape 2.0 modeling, you can create template files like gsmith has and save enormous amounts of time. He shows us how valuable it is to create a single model containing a bunch of common elements that we can then select, copy, re-position and re-texture to […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Matthew Viets

mvcomputers (Matthew Viets in the non-virtual world) is a regular 3DVIA contributor that many 3DVIA vistors will immediately recognize from his profile thumbnail. Matthew always has something positive to say about other models while uploading a steady stream of his own excellent 3D contributions. He has been our 3DVIA Challenge winner three times! His 3D cell phone, Pontiac […]

Can Your Model Be Used in a 3DVIA Shape Remix?

The release of our free 3D modeling and publishing software 3DVIA Shape was exciting news. The expanded remix capability allowing users to reuse 3D models pulled from our content library now extends 3D content creation to just about anyone who can handle a mouse and PowerPoint. It is, as they say…just that simple. This is […]

Introducing Shape 2.0!

Drum Roll please…     Introducing 3DVIA Shape 2.0!! 3DVIA is proud to announce 3DVIA Shape version 2.0! With this latest version of our popular free, 3D modeling tool, it is now easier and faster to create, edit and publish any 3D object or scene in minutes. This is made possible with the newly revamped Remix feature! With Remix […]

3 – Viewpoint – The making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates”

In Episode 2 of the making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates” we explored some basics about drawing lines that user m2morgan64 had to master before he could create his exceptional models using 3DVIA Shape for his game under development. Next, we need to be sure that we really know what we’re seeing. If you are […]

2 – Line Basics – The making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates”

In Episode 1 of the making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates” we defined our goal to highlight the creativity that user m2morgan64 has shown as he creates models using 3DVIA Shape for his game under development. One of his latest starships has exceptionally graceful wings: As in any endeavor, he had to start at […]

1 – INTRO – The making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates”

3DVIA member m2morgan64has been very busy making excellent models using 3DVIA Shape. This is unusual all by itself, but it’s especially unusual because his real goal is to create his own game – “Starship Pirates”! Check out his new “Starship Pirates” group. Without trying, he has exemplified what 3DVIA is all about – trying to […]

Introducing the Latest 3DVIA Shape with Advanced Texture Skewing

We recently released an updated version of 3DVIA Shape that has already hit the blogoshpere.  The key feature of this release is designed to speed up and simplify your modeling workflow – Advanced Texture Skewing.  This enhancement provides the ability to automatically correct the perspective of an image to fit the shape of your model […]

Start with the best – Remix the rest

Remixing is one of the most powerful Shape tools in 3DVIA. When a 3dxml model created in Shape catches your eye, you can use it as a starting point for your own versions and also as a valuable learning tool. A great case in point is the CocaCola truck meticulously modeled by Rguyen. Just a […]

Thinking INSIDE the box

It’s really great when you toss something out there and people start using it the way they think it should be used! One just never knows what people will come up with. mvcomputers has provided us with a great example of thinking ‘Inside the box’. Some of you may have skipped right over an odd […]

Tutorial: Back to Basics with 3DVIA Shape

For my first 3DVIA Shape tutorial, I thought I would go back to basics and pull out one of the starter tutorials from the 3DVIA Shape documentation files. We have tried very hard to ensure that 3DVIA Shape is a product that is simple enough for the average consumer to express their ideas in 3D.  […]

Learn to Walk Before You Run . . . Changing Viewpoint in 3DVIA Shape

Before you create your first 3D model, it is important to have a clear idea of how to move around in 3D. A basic mistake we see many first time Shape users make, is trying to create a model, before they even know how to view that model. We call this mistake “Running before you […]

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 […]

New 3D Experiences: TVnima & Diego’s Mudboarding

Two new great 3D experiences this week. With TVnima become the new TV show director! TVnima allows anyone to create a virtual TV news program using their personal media (photos, images, videos). You can add a voice and import media, choose your camera angles and presenter gestures in just a few clicks. Diego Mudboarding Help […]

New features update: Search bar, 3D Models listing, Users listing

Recent 3DVIA enhancements:  Search bar: you will now find a Search bar at the top right corner of the website. You have the choice to search in models, users or groups. 3D Models listing: you can now view and sort models by most viewed, most rated, most downloaded Users listing:  view and sort users by name, most […]

Your own picture on the Apple iPhone 3D model

What about putting your own picture on the Apple iPhone? First Download this Apple iPhone 3D model and upload it on your 3DVIA account. once it’s uploaded you can edit the texture. Now how to update your texture? You can edit your texture online by updating an existing texture. 1 . Download the original texture 2 […]

How to put your own picture on a Coke can

What about putting your own label on a Coke can? 1. First Donwload this model 2. then Sign in to teapotters.com (if you don’t have one register here). 3. upload the can.3DS. zip file model 4. once it’s uploaded you can edit the texture Now how to Edit/update your texture? You can edit your texture […]

Download the free of rights Apple iPhone 3D model

Download the free of rights Apple iPhone 3D model like many other models, it’s our pleasure

Editing your texture

What about putting your own label on a Pepsi can? First Download this model and upload it on your 3DVIA account. once it’s uploaded you can edit the texture Now how to update your texture? You can edit your texture online by updating an existing texture. 1 . Download the original texture 2 . Go […]

Interior rendering

Whatever your 3D project is, real-time or realistic rendering, take advantage of the 3DVIA extensive free of rights 3D models choice. Browse Visualize and download in 3 clicks! The main benefits of 3DVIA.com, in comparison to other websites, are that you can check the quality and the textures of the models you are looking for. Here […]