If you're a fan of VR, you'll have the chance to model 3D designs in a virtual world. California-company Sixense just created a 3D design platform called MakeVR for the HTC Vive. Designs created in MakeVR can be saved as an .sab, .stl, or .obj which can then be transferred to a 3D Printer.
MakeVR gives players the ability to sculpt three-dimensional objects with the Vive’s VR headset and handheld controllers.
Sixense has also infused Shapeways into the software so, “with one button click your model is automatically uploaded to your account and opened at Shapeways.com.” There has always been a huge learning curve with CAD and 3D Modeling with consumers when exploring 3D Printing for the first time, but this gives users virtual hands on experience with a 3D Model which makes it easier than working within a 2D space such as a keyboard, stylus, and mouse pad.
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