A Whole New Way to Go 3D - Zebra Imaging to Partner with Autodesk
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3D holographic displays and visualization technologies, announced today that the company is launching a new Web GL integration service that will be available on the Autodesk 123Dapp.com website. The integration will allow 123D users to seamlessly print a 3D holographic display from a 3D model. The relationship further strengthens both Zebra Imaging's and Autodesk's commitment to providing 3D design and fabrication tools across the globe.
This partnership extends holographic prints as a new medium for 3D modelers to share their designs. The Autodesk 123D family of apps provides users with the ability to capture, design and make their ideas in 3D, and connect with others for support and inspiration. Zebra Imaging will now be part of that inspiration as a featured Fabrication Partner, offering users the ability to print their creations in a true 3D hologram, also known as a ZScape® 3D Holographic Print.
"With our technology and 3D print services, 3D data can be brought out of the computer and into the consumer 3D display market at an affordable price. The partnership is about inspiring creativity and new approaches for visualizing in 3D," says Brian Hill, GM Zebra Imaging Print Division.
Zebra's holographic prints are an alternative to traditional 3D printing services. Where traditional 3D printing companies produce a physical model of 3D data, 3D holographic prints are an actual 3D print, a product that looks like a digital film photograph, only when illuminated with a light source, the image appears to float above the surface and can be viewed without glasses.
Zebra Imaging created an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) so users of the 123D website can simply choose a 3D model from the Gallery or upload their own 3D model direct through the web for holographic print production. The integration makes it seamless for users of the 123D site to print their photos in 3D holograms.
"The main component of a Zebra Imaging hologram is 3D data. Our prints create a compelling 3D visual experience unlike anything you have seen. The development of the Autodesk 123D family of apps provides the tools for mass user generated 3D content and extends hologram creation capabilities across the globe," says Hill. "The possibilities are endless."
The initial product offering for 123D users will be an 8 x 10 color or monochrome(Green) holographic print with a light source starting at $99. Users will be able to order larger sizes in the future.
About Zebra Imaging
Zebra Imaging, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art 3D holographic displays for a variety of 3D visualization applications. For additional information please visit www.zebraimaging.com
SOURCE Zebra Imaging