Tuesday, January 6, 2009

High quality 3d model site

There is a new resource for 3D furniture models on the web, it's called design connected. They are partners with chaosgroup (the makers of the V-Ray renderer), so you know these models are going to work well with V-Ray. The models are fully textured and are available in the following formats: sketchup, Autodesk 3ds max, obj, fbz and Abvent Artlantis. There is also a native file format, that works with their free download manager software, which enables you to drag and drop render-ready objects straight into your max scene - pretty sweet! To get the products though, you first have to load up your account with credits, it's a kind of pay-as-you-go system. the models seem to be of an extremely high quality (Currently offering 1603 models from 301 manufacturers and 557 designers), and they are organised according products/manufacturerer/designers/themes. They even have links to the official manufacturers of the real-life products. All in all the service looks very professional, very useful for those of us in the Arch-viz industry and I can't wait to try it out - unfortunately there seems to be no free test products at this stage :p

A design classic from the 50's, the beautiful Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen

Another beauty from the 50's, the Eames RAR rocking chair -something I've always wanted (the real version, and it will set you back something like £200-£300.00, luckily the 3D computer model is much cheaper!)

They also have new, contemporary stuff, I just like the old classics :)

3D models