Interactive book cover.
AR is a powerful tool for education and this textbook cover is a perfect example of how 3D can further improve this. The cover comes alive with a rotating model of the solar system with independently animated planets rotating at their own speeds. As in the showroom example above, you can zoom in on the smaller planets to see them better. To realize this example, a combination of changeable material properties and object anchors was used.
Video in the round.
3D domes are a great way to immerse yourself in an exotic environment and now these panoramic images can become dynamic videos playing in all directions. In this music video example, you can be the director and rotate 360º to watch the musicians dance, sind and play their instruments. This example uses a new video texture function within a sphere.
These are just a few examples of the countless ways you can use 3D models to enhance the interactive printing experience. A new Blender add-on has also been released that makes creating and converting 3D models for Layar quick and easy.