[thelist] client wishlist - modeling/graphics

josh earl joshua.earl at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 23:15:45 CDT 2007

A possibly much quicker approach would be for your client to contact
the industrial designer who prototyped his/her products, and buy the
DXF file of the prototype off them.

Then you could render it out as you want. Many industrial designers
these days model in a 3D package before creating physical prototypes.

however if your client wants interactive 3D (the user can control zoom
/ angle and position of camera while viewing 3D models) then you will
probly end up using a tool like QTVR - so the photo realistic effect
of using a platform and rotating the object on axis might sell better.

have fun! Pano's are good fun, and QTVR has an interesting feature set.


On 10/23/07, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
> > Hi Bob,
> >
> > I second Kasimir's notes ... but I would add a suggestion that you take
> > a look at some of the options that come up on a search for 'virtual tour
> >
> > software'. Those kinds of 3D things are used reasonably often on real
> > estate and 'hospitality' sites.  They offer the 360 degree room views
> > and
> > zooming in and out kinds of stuff.
> >
> I did some googling this afternoon (now many hours ago) for virtual tour
> software and such.  It's not the same thing as the requirment, but leads
> back in the direction of hiring a photographer to take a slew of pictures.
> Kasmir said, "There are many ways to make it look like 3D, but no real
> 3D."  Yes I got that.  I took a look at the wikipedia article.  Both
> that and the virtual tour software seem to have panoramic cameras and
> lots of images in the toolkit.
> If my client pursues the 3D stuff, what type of specialist would we/he
> be in the market for, what skillset?
> -Bob
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