|By Business Wire||
|February 5, 2014 11:01 AM EST||
Sixense, a global leader in motion tracking and 3D modeling, today announced a partnership with Shapeways, the world's leading 3D printing marketplace and community, under which Sixense’s upcoming 3D modeling solution, MakeVR, will be integrated with Shapeways to allow users to upload, store, share and print 3D models created in MakeVR directly to Shapeways.com. MakeVR, planned for release in the fall of 2014, was built from the ground up to operate with motion-enabled input devices and combines a professional-grade CAD engine with an intuitive two-handed interface that makes content creation for 3D printing faster and easier than ever. MakeVR users will have easy access to Shapeways.com functionality, such as specific sizing tools to estimate the cost of printing and on-demand printing in a variety of materials.
Sixense launched a Kickstarter campaign for MakeVR today, backers can follow and pledge their support here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/89577853/makevr-3d-modeling-and-printing-for-everyone
“By lowering the barriers to content creation, MakeVR addresses one of the key challenges to growth in the 3D printing market,” said Natalia Krasnodebska, community manager at Shapeways. “The seamless experience provided by MakeVR and Shapeways together is a clear step toward our goal to make 3D printing affordable and accessible to everyone.”
“MakeVR allows anyone to create as fast as they can think and Shapeways provides consumers with the ability to print nearly anything that they can upload,” said Amir Rubin, co-founder of Sixense. “Our partnership is a great win for the entire 3D printing ecosystem.”
MakeVR bridges the void between the real and virtual worlds, allowing users to harness their full potential to create, share, buy, trade and print 3D models. It provides a natural and intuitive way for new modelers to translate their ideas into 3D models while offering the powerful CAD functionality that experienced users expect.
For more information on MakeVR, please visit: http://sixense.com/MakeVR
Founded in 2007, Sixense Entertainment, Inc. is a privately held company of developers, engineers, experts and enthusiasts in the virtual reality, 3D modeling and entertainment, industries that share a passion for creating products that revolutionize the way we create and interact with digital content.
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