MakeVR Pro brings CAD-based 3D modelling tools to HTC Vive

Vive Studios has partnered with Sixense, a global leader in motion tracking, to launch an affordable tool for professional 3D designers.

Availiable on viveport for $39.99, MakeVR Pro is a suite of new tools for the MakeVR content creation experience.

The new tools are for precision alignment of objects using grids and rulers, jigs, snapping, surface tracking and mirroring. The tools make it much easier to create solid-model content with posistional and rotational accuracy in their virtual workshops.

“While still a simple and intuitive solution to use, we wanted to ensure that MakeVR Pro provides anyone the ability to create content with precision and accuracy,” said Amir Rubin, Co-founder and CEO of Sixense.

“Our collaboration with Vive Studios has made for a professional-grade creativity experience that provides a powerful yet easy way, for people ranging from 3D print enthusiasts to industry professionals, to build precision models while immersed in a virtual environment.”

Virtual and real workshops

The inclusion of precision, CAD-based content creation is what is likely to catch the eyes of designers, and differentiates MakeVR Pro from other modelling, sculpting and painting apps.

The partners hope that the new tools will help bridge the gap between virtual and real workshops. Among a range of other useful eatures are the ability to export files for 3D printing.

“This new layer of precision, combined with Vive’s room-scale technology, paves the way for MakeVR Proto become the primary 3D object modeling tool for professionals,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios.

“Users can now manipulate objects with increased precision to take advantage of the fidelity and space that VR allows, much like the way carpenters and machinists work in their real-world shops.”

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