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How do I add the items in my library to the 3D software?
How do I add the items in my library to the 3D software?
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Written by Cole Mackin
Updated over a week ago

Items in your current product library are flat (2 dimensional) jpg images, they cannot be added to the 3D rendering software.

The 3D rendering software requires products that have been built into 3D models in order for them to be shown from all angles.

The good news is that more and more vendors are starting to get on board with creating 3D models of their products and some are going the extra mile to create models in every fabric/finish. We'll continue to work with these vendors to get their collections added to DesignFiles so you have loads of options to choose from.

If you are unable to find the exact item in our 3D model library, here is what we would recommend. Continue to use DesignFiles to create simple moodboard designs (see attached sample below) that include images of the exact products you are recommending to your client.

Then use the 3D rendering software to create a to-scale rendering of your client's space and use similar looking products from our 40K 3D model library to help your client understand the layout you are recommending. The two boards combined will help give your client a good idea of the end result.

That said, our team is looking into ways where 2D images could be placed into the 3D renderings and you would just alter the camera angle so your client can see the specific item face on within a 3D space.

As an example, these are flat jpg images of a media cabinet and TV within a 3D rendering:

We're also looking into an option where designers could extrude the 2D items to appear more 3D:

By allowing designers to extrude the 2D items, you will be able to adjust the depth to show more accurate measurements.

We'll continue to work on these additions and add in more vendor collections to give designers more flexibility in the items they can use within the 3D rendering software.

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