Visualizing your own 3D creations on the Merge Cube makes it easy to inspect them up close from all angles, and to share with others for feedback. It also allows for rapid iteration while developing 3D prototypes, and can help save time and materials when you’re 3D printing.
In this article, we will introduce you to the main steps you should take to visualize your own digital creation in mixed reality using the Merge Cube.
- Prepare your 3D Object
- Upload and Edit
- View your Object on the Merge Cube
- Create a Collection of Objects
- Share your Work
When you’re ready to try it yourself, just follow these steps:
Prepare your 3D Object for viewing on the Merge Cube. The Object Uploader supports .obj .fbx .gltf and .stl files. Most 3D programs will allow you to save your file as one of these formats.
Click here for more information on working with popular 3D tools
Upload and Edit your object on the Merge Dashboard. Select Upload from the side menu. Then, click upload and follow the prompts. You can also select “Edit 3D Settings” to modify how your object will look.
Click here to learn more about the Merge Uploader
View your Object on the Merge Cube by opening Object Viewer and entering the object code, or by selecting “My Objects” on the menu. You can also scale the object and stamp it into your environment.
Click here to learn more about stamping an object into the real world
Create a Collection of Objects. Collections are a great way to organize and share your objects. Create a collection of objects by navigating to “My Collections” and selecting “+ Create a New Collection.” Then go to any object and select “Add To,” then choose the collection you’d like to add the object to.
Learn more about creating collections
Share your work with others to receive feedback, or just to show off your great work. From the dashboard, go to the collection or individual object you want to share, then select the “Share” button and choose your preferred method.
Click here to learn more about sharing in Merge EDU
I hope you’ve experienced the magic of visualizing your own digital creation in 3D with Merge EDU—now imagine all the ways to use your own collections to engage students!
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