We love watching movies in 3D nowadays but we are not really aware how 3D is affecting the industries in the world. The three dimensional modeling came from stereoscopy which is born in 1980s discovered by Herbert Voelker, a researcher which was trying to figure out a way to make rapid prototyping more efficient. After that, many experiments have been conducted to create 3D gadgets like 3D printer revolutionizing fields like art, education, medicine and graphics. So, here are five tools that their simple, plain and having an easy to use interface and can do wonders if they are added to day to day commercial and industrial life.
- 3D camera
It is an android app that is created by Wise Shark Software and it has an uncomplicated functionality turning into an easy to use application. It applies anaglyphs technique to capture images but a limitation of this technique is that there is course color reproduction or ghosting effect that happens in images turning them as distorted and blurred. Anaglyphs are the same process which is used in theater to watchout 3D movies using a pair of glasses. In this process we split the component of image and project in two different colors, i.e., red and blue, and when they are superimposed, it produces three-dimensional effect. In case of app, the process is same but the only difference is that to create an anaglyph, the user needed to take pictures from standard camera plus he/she will require a pair of 3D glasses to observe 3D effect.
- 3D wiggle
An amazing desktop software created by Perspective Software Solutions, it creates 3D images from 2D photographs. It is available online in both trial and paid versions. However, its interactive interface is quite simple but not so easy for the first time user. In this 3d technology, there are two 3D images you can make using this software in which the first one is wigglegrams and another is breezegrams . To generate breezegrams, you will have to do two consecutive shots and for wigglegrams you will require same photographs from two slightly different angles. The interface of software might not be easy for beginners because they will require basic skill to add images into the software however, the website of 3DWiggle offers tutorials and blog posts to help users along the process and after some practice anyone can become a 3DWiggle master. Further, another technique to create 3D images is by utilizing this software to correct image distortion and adjusting images to create animation. It also allows different export formats, so you don’t have to be concerned about sharing them.
It is a cloud based tool for image editing that is founded by Ola Sevandersson in 2008 and later, acquired by Autodesk. It consists of two sets Pixlr Express and Pixlr Editor. Pixlr Express is for beginners or non-professional users fo doing basic image adjustments like crop, auto-adjust, cut, smooth or add effects to their images. One can also add letters, stickers or borders in the 3D images whereas Pixlr Editor is for advanced or professional users. Although it is not needed to be a trained graphic designer to use it as anyone can learn online about it from the video tutorials. These tutorials will give a brief introduction to learn editing in Pixlr Editor and also teach users on different levels of mastering the art of editing in this. The main use of Pixlr in 3D industry is to edit filers or add effects to a 3D image and is also widely famous being a key part in animation field.
It is an open-source, professional 3D modeling software that is used for visual effects, animated films and making interactive games. It includes features like match moving, fluid and smoke simulation, video editing and camera tracking and there is nothing you can’t do using Blender. It is the best graphic 3D designer software and is most popular amongst game developers, film makers and automobile companies.
SolidWorks is known computer-aided design software involved chiefly in computer modeling of 3D solids. The applications of SolidWorks vary from rapid prototyping of parts to design interactive games. It applies geometrical guidelines to create models of solid by inputting different numerical parameters from users. It has a design intent feature which allows the designers to make models of their desire by setting preferences to the parameters that are most important to keep and neglecting parameters that can be changed. To build a solid model in Solidworks, the user has to start with 2D sketch and then programming the geometrical features and parameters of sketch like points, lines, arcs etc.
Hence, these are the five tools that everyone is the 3D industry are now widely familiar with and are simple to learn plus using them will augment in the productivity of any industry in today’s world.