September 19, 2013 – We will present Sixense’s 3D printing and modeling solution – the STEM System and MakeVR – at Maker Faire New York 2013 on Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m. on the 3D Printing Stage. Maker Faire is at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY from September 21-22.
MakeVR is powerful yet simple, giving users a creative experience based on Sixense’s innovative two-handed interface. It eliminates traditional menus and operations, instead relying on natural hand gestures to manipulate objects and tools using the STEM System or other 3D controllers. Combining the STEM System and MakeVR gives you a natural, intuitive and fun way to create, share, and print 3D models. MakeVR allows users with any level of experience to create, manipulate, and sculpt objects with their hands from within their own 3D environments. The solution includes collaboration that allows two or more users to work together in one virtual world.
MakeVR incorporates a powerful 3D CAD engine capable of importing models created in most other 3D design applications (such as those shared on Thingiverse). Imported objects can be combined with the objects created in MakeVR for 3D printing, use in virtual 3D worlds, or sharing in online markets. While the two-handed interface allows a more natural form of creative expression, MakeVR also includes the precision tools expected by experienced 3D modelers including tessellation, healing, and hollowing. MakeVR exports objects in industry standard *.STL format for use with any 3D printer – even the latest generation of DIY and desktop printers for consumers such as the Form 1 and the MakerBot Replicator 2.
The combination of MakeVR and VR HMDs like the Oculus Rift lets you step into the worlds you create. Changing perspective and scale becomes radically immersive as you navigate every angle of a 3D object and perfect each detail. You can go inside an object or passageway to get an ant’s-eye view as you look around, surrounded on all sides by the object you are creating. It is the ultimate way to use MakeVR and experience a virtual world before printing it into the real world.