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A more realistic take on the preview feature for 3D products

I would like to contribute an idea about the preview feature.

I sell mugs, water bottles and other round objets. My problem with those products and product designers in general is that if i choose to present them reallistically - meaning with a view of the left side of the mug/bottle and another of the right side (like with your template) - the user looses the ability to place a single large image or a collage that they would want to span the whole width of the product. I chose for those circular objects to go with a flat editing layout, so now the preview feature is of no use to me as it does not represent the state of a final, customized product.

My suggestion - if feasible - is that once the user is ready to preview their work, the design will be divided/cut into 2 sections (could also be 3 or more sections depending on the needs - and in that case, the divisions could overlap as well). Each section would be overlayed on a preselected image background that would represent the left and right side (and center view, etc) of the product, with proportions
, scale and bounds previously set on essentially an upload zone. It could have the option to remove select layers (like the blueprint to the mug's design) before doing this.

Going even further i think that a warp mask could be applied to each half of the custom design's placeholders/upload zones, kind of like a smart objet in photoshop - and depending on how the warp is set by the user, the design could appear as if it's really following the shape of the product.

Lastly, in order to make it perfect, user would be able to assign a blend mode to the design's placeholder. It would really seal the realism and let the lighting effect and material of the background preview image show through the design, as if it was really printed on it. This would be great even for flat products.

I hope this can (and will) be done or at least considered, because i haven't seen any product customizer try to effectively solve the problem of non flat products. And i think this would be a great implementation of 3D previewing.

Thank you for your time

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Added in V4.5.5

great! but i wanted to try. at backend i found the placement selection at settings. but nothing at the product and also at frontend i cant find any option. so how to setup?

@Christian I just uploaded the 3D models, now you can test it in the demo as well.

How can you make your own 3D models? 

hej. which demo? at backend demo downloads i cant find or testing any online-demo i also cant find anything?

I have updated the latest version of FPD 4.5.5, I bought the 3d mug, I created the folder in the wp-content / uploads / fpd_3d / cup directory, as indicated in https://fancyproductdesigner.com/features/3d-preview /.


And the option that should appear in the product configuration does not appear: drop-down to select the 3D model that you would like to display with the FPD product.


Does this happen to someone else?


Attached image of individual product customizer without 3d option

The option is located in the product options (Products backend) and not in the view options. Also explained here: https://support.fancyproductdesigner.com/support/solutions/articles/13000083363-install-and-setup-3d-models-for-3d-preview

Is it possible to add our own 3D models? If not, could you offer 3D models for canvas prints in several (US - inches) sizes?

I would like to have a 3D or fixed perspective preview of canvas prints similar to this site, but let customers design them with their own images: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/3d-rendering-of-triceratops-horridus-in-herschel-hoffmeyer.html?product=canvas-printimage

If you need own 3D models, we can create these for you in a paid job.

so far looks pretty good. how can i change the print area on the cup? some i print rimless others not. to the handle i need 2,5cm space. how to setup? the printarea dont change anything.

 in the json data is just the text to edit. i would need 188x97mm as printarea. but a 25mm rim from the handle away.

You can not change the print area position in the 3D model, therefore the model has to be changed individually and this can only be done in a custom paid job.

how long time and how much? 

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