Pinshape + Clara.io: A great way to sell your 3D models.

Sell your models more effectively on Pinshape by using custom Clara.io embeds.

- Ben Houston

Pinshape, the premiere online marketplace for 3D printing models, has just announced support for custom Clara.io WebGL embeds in their product listings. You can now setup a scene in Clara.io to showcase, in interactive 3D, your 3D printing models up for sale on Pinshape.

What is Pinshape? Pinshape is the premium online 3D printing marketplace that caters to the best 3D printing artists in the world. Because Pinshape is primarily a marketplace, it is a great way for 3D artists to make money from their 3D printing creations (that hopefully you made in Clara.io!) and also to enhance an artist's visibility within the 3D printing community. It is worthwhile for everyone to check out what Pinshape has to offer. You can think of Pinshape as like Dribbble but for the 3D printing community.

Now instead of just a static photo of an object or a simple context-free 3D model, you can now let your users interact with your 3D models in real-world setups created in Clara.io. For example, here is an 3D printed octopus tablet/phone stand (by notcolinforreal) along with an iphone model in interactive 3D -- you can now see how the stand can be used, you can explore it, and you can see its scale:

Allowing a user to interact with the 3D model in context of the object they are about to buy, enhances a user's pre-purchase confidence in a product, and thus increases buying intentions.

Besides Pinshape's new custom embed support, Pinshape is also utilizing Clara.io's interactive div-embedding technology to allow their users to see 3D printing objects in 3D, and adjust their material properties interactively. A great example of that is this Cool Grebbled Spacecraft model up for sale on Pinshape - just click on the last preview image to get the interactive 3D experience.

If you want to use Clara.io's integrated WebGL and V-Ray 3DStream web publishing on your websites, it is just a click away. From your scene's view page, just click the "Embed" button to configure your embed's settings and get your embed HTML code.

Until the next update!

Ben of Clara.io

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