Vectary: The Interactive Platform for 3D Modeling and Augmented Reality

Published on March 25, 2024 by Carlota V.

Created in 2014 by a Slovakian company, Vectary is 3D modeling software. Since the addition of augmented reality features, it offers an enriching experience for lovers of experimentation and creativity. Vectary is designed for designers, engineers, product developers, and marketing experts, offering the ability to model a variety of applications, from furniture and luxury goods to mechanical parts and electronics. It is suitable for beginners and advanced users alike.

Those wishing to use this software for 2D and 3D modeling simply need a browser. No downloads or code are required to start modeling. It offers an all-in-one solution, enabling users to work on their entire project directly on the platform. This means users can design their models, collaborate with teammates, present the project via a shared link and publish it. The Pro version allows several people to work simultaneously on a project, or to leave comments.

In its Pro version, the Vectary interactive platform offers numerous possibilities for collaboration and teamwork.

Vectary’s Main Features

Accessible online and integrated with cloud storage for file saving, this program eliminates the need for installation or configuration. Crafting three-dimensional objects is simplified through the addition of shapes, materials, and textures to the base image, facilitating effortless creation of innovative designs. More specifically, Vectary’s 3D model design is based on parametric plug-ins, known as ergonomic modeling. The founders sought to make the platform as accessible as possible, eliminating the need for years of modeling experience. As a result, Vectary is highly intuitive, offering a range of simplification tools, as well as an extensive library of 3D models.

On the other hand, for those who want to create their own model from scratch, the software provides an extensive range of tools. These include real-time rendering, 3D drawing animation and various 3D optimization tools. A notable feature is the augmented reality function, which transforms 3D creations into animations, offering interaction possibilities for teams. Professional users can also integrate other custom functions to take advantage of an even wider range of modeling tools.

Vectary simplifies the process of importing various file formats, catering to the needs of 3D printing enthusiasts by enabling easy importing and editing of CAD files. Once the model has been designed, it can be shared via a link or downloaded for later reuse. The software supports the download of files in STL, OBJ, DAE, GLB, GLTF, USDZ and FBX formats.

To assist users in their modeling, Vectary provides numerous application examples and user testimonials on its blog. Beginners can also take advantage of a variety of free tutorials on YouTube to quickly understand the functionalities and achieve their goals in their own projects.

Versions and Prices

The starter pack is free of charge and can be used for up to ten projects. However, it does not include all possible functionalities. Vectary Pro is available after a free 30-day trial period, at a cost of $15 per month with an annual subscription. For business users, the software offers customized packs with advanced features, so Vectary Business prices are determined by the features used. If you’d like to try out Vectary, you can do so here.

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