Product Development

3D imaging vendors for consumer products!!!

AJAY BAM Ceo and Co-founder at Vyrill Inc

June 24th, 2013

All,

I am looking for recommendations to companies/products that help generate 3D images for consumer products. Some of you may have browsed products in 3D on e-commerce sites where you can view the product in 360 and get views for it in all directions. Does anybody know of any solution providers/experts in this space? We are looking for these vendors to enhance our solution.

Thanks and appreciate any recommendations or introductions to these companies.

Ajay
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ajaybam

Peter Connors Creator at HUGZ.com

June 24th, 2013

I just asked this question of someone over the weekend. I was offered the name Greg with Campus Ventures: gcavanaugh@usm.maine.edu I also happen to be looking for this expertise. Specifically, a person that create the 3D image in SolidWorks or Google SketchUp, and separately a materials science person that can help in identifying the right materials for manufacturing my products. Let me know if you want to share notes. Best, Peter

David Rossellat CTO at MySQUAR

June 24th, 2013


most modern browsers  support webGL, which allows you  to  easily render 3D objects natively directly in the browser itself. as an example, http://mrdoob.github.io/three.js/examples/webgl_panorama_equirectangular.html

the underlying 3d rendering engine that powers the above experiment is three.js, a javascript based rendering engine. http://threejs.org/. 

I would also look into jQuery plugins,  here are a few interesting examples http://www.jquery4u.com/plugins/jquery-360-degrees-image-display-plugins/

The above examples need a collation of 36 images, one for every 10 degree. If you do not have these images, you may need to purchase some sort of photography turntable and do it yourself or use  a company that will handle the photography for you ( you would need to ship them your product).

Eugene Osovetsky Software Engineer and Technology Entrepreneur

June 24th, 2013

There's http://3dbin.com/ - I know the people behind it and can probably introduce you if it makes sense to do so (though I have no idea how good the solution actually is, never used it myself). 

Shai Davis

June 24th, 2013

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you have in mind, but I believe Ortery is one of the leading solutions in hardware for tabletop photography studios. They have a few 3D and 360 degree solutions: http://www.ortery.com/Photography-Equipment/360-Product-Photography/3D-PhotoBench-260-360-Product-Images-Studio

Nimesh Thakrar

June 25th, 2013

Hi Ajay - I was interested in this also and came across a demonstration at a London trade show recently:

www.mode360.co.uk 

I had a good look at their stand, they appear to have a decent end-to-end solution for generating 3D rotatable product views for e-commerce. There are product-static machines (product stays still while an SLR camera takes a series of shots around the object) as well as turntable based ones. A software tool takes care of the post-processing. I never followed up though, so if you start an exchange with them or purchase a machine, please share your reviews with us.

-Nimesh

Chris Mathias CTO at Viderian

June 26th, 2013

I've had a little experience working with http://arqspin.com/

They have a cool product which was easy to integrate into my video player.  They are a small company and thus probably fairly flexible.

-Chris

AJAY BAM Ceo and Co-founder at Vyrill Inc

June 27th, 2013

All,

Thanks for your wonderful comments. I am researching all your ideas, thoughts and suggestions and will reach out individually to you for further evaluation or if I need more help. Really appreciate this. Thank you!!!

Karl Diedrich Principal Engineer at Mebio, Inc.

June 28th, 2013

I use an open source 3D medical imaging program http://www.slicer.org/, I don't know if it would be useful. I think another open source 3D movie editor Blender http://www.blender.org/ might be more useful for you after you have taken the images with a 3D camera. Blender has some amazing screenshots on the web-site.