Render Anything

You may have noticed the banner that we include at the bottom of every page on this blog. This relentlessly hammers home the point that 3D Box Shot Pro can render anything.  In this article, we’re going put this to the test and look at the “render anything” aspect of 3D Box Shot Pro, find out what it really means and see how it can be used to display fabric designs on clothes, tents and, well pretty much anything!

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3D Model Leggings from the 3D Archive

The 3D Archive is a great free source of models for use in 3D Box Shot Pro. It has over 45,000 3d models you can download free of charge, many of which work with 3D Box Shot Pro without any further modification. For example, lets take look at the leggings model you can download from the following location:

http://archive3d.net/?a=download&id=00d630dc

All of have to do is download the file, unzip it and load it into 3D Box Shot Pro using the “Load External File” on the Model Tab in the program.

You can now load in your own designs onto the leggings model in order to create something like this:

3D Leggings with Union Jack and Stars and Strips Flags.
3D Leggings with Union Jack and Stars and Stripes Flags. Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.

Lets take a look at some other models available from the 3D Archive:

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3D Model Boots from the 3D Archive

These are destribed as “Wellingtons” on the 3D Archive. However, the models themselves are highly detailed and lend themselves to being bump mapped in 3D Box Shot Pro.

You can download these boots free of charge from the following location:

http://archive3d.net/?a=download&id=4b0a2b9d

With a few mouse clicks in 3D Box Shot Pro you can apply you own textures or designs, add a leather bump map and render something like this:

Star and Strips Superhero boots.
Stars and Stripes Superhero boots. Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.

Let’s move it up a gear and look what you can do by running the image generated in 3D Box Shot Pro through the free Android image processing App Avery:

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Stars and Stripes Boots rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro then processed through Avery on Android.

Of course, the “render anything” aspect of 3D Box Shot Pro doesn’t just apply to cloths and shoes. If you can find a 3D Model, 3D Box Shot Pro can render it.

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3D Model Tent

For example, the following example of a tent model can be downloaded from here: http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/puo-3994-21158.html

The following designs were then rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro with a few mouse clicks:

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3D Model Tent Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro
3D Model Cushions
3 Cushions rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro with a cloth bump map applied.
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Close up of the 3d model cushions show the detail of the bump map.  Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.

It’s fair to say that it can be a bit hit and miss with models from the 3D Archive. Some of them work really well with 3D Box Shot Pro and some of them don’t. One of the most common issues is that phong shading is not enabled by default on some models. For example this one:

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Tooth Paste Tube from the 3D Archive.

http://archive3d.net/?a=download&id=3498f092

Loads in ok, but the edges appear jagged.

Fortunately all it took was the addition of a phong tag we were able to render this:

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A Display of Toothpaste Tubes. Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.

Please note, that if you are having problems with external models in 3D Box Shot Pro, we can often help if you contact us.

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Box of Sweets from the 3D Archive.

Sometimes models from the 3D Archive just work really well with 3D Box Shot Pro.

For example this box of Skittles, which also has bonus M&M textures included can be downloaded here: http://archive3d.net/?a=download&id=53a802b2

This is what it looks like when rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro:

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A rather large quantity of sweets. Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.

Here’s another nice example of a 3d model that just works when loaded into 3D Box Shot Pro http://archive3d.net/?a=download&id=0858f7f0

This is ideal for a quirky spin on a logo for use on about page of a site:

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3D Archive Jigsaw
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Logo Jigsaw. Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.
Android Tablet Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro
Android Tablet Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro
Pharma Marketing Graphics Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.
Pharma Marketing Graphics Rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro.
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It’s a Cash Cow.

Hopefully, we have succeed in demonstrating that 3D Box Shot Pro can render anything subject to the availability of a 3D model it can load. Unlike other 3D Modelling applications, it’s so simple to use that anyone can master it within minutes and start creating their own graphics. The only limit to what you can create with it is your own imagination. You can combine models and text in a scene to create compelling graphics for websites and blogs or promotions and print. Free yourself from the tyranny of stock photography by making your own original graphics.

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