Bringing 3D to ZapWorks Designer

Hey everyone!

Zappar has just launched a major update to ZapWorks Designer, including support for 3D models. Today’s deployment offers a significant upgrade upon our previous release back in September. The new release has two major components:

3D Model Support

First is the ability for Designer users to upload 3D models in the .glb or embedded glTF model format. Glb is a popular format for 3D models that is well supported on model libraries such as Sketchfab, and is easy to export to from your favourite 3D modelling tools.

Object Manipulation in 3D

The second is a new UI for manipulating objects in 3D space. Moving from a 2D content environment to a 3D viewport brings a number of challenges for the creator, so we have focused heavily on this aspect to ensure the adoption is smooth. As you can see from the video below, we have designed a really clean user experience for object positioning and manipulation.

To find out more about this new release, head over to our 3D Designer blog post, or check out our new 3D section on the Designer documentation.

We are also hosting a webinar on the 25th January, where our Lead Designer Joe Brazao will be taking you through how to build an augmented reality Guitar Store in ZapWorks Designer. It’s going to be a fun one, you can sign up here.

As always, we’d love you feedback on this new release, so please do share your thoughts, or email the support team with any queries about these tools.

We can’t wait to see what you build :grin:.

The ZapWorks Team :zap: