In March HTC Vive Studios and Sixense launched MakeVR, a 3D modelling and computer-aided design (CAD) engine that could be used by amateurs and professionals alike. Today the two have announced MakeVR Pro, expanding on the original software by adding precision tools for a more precise alignment of objects.
MakeVR Pro’s enhanced functionality has been created to increase accuracy and detail of 3D projects, helping meet the needs of professional 3D designers. Creators will now be able to use grids and rulers, jigs, snapping, surface tracking, and mirroring to help improve and fine-tune their designs even further.
“This new layer of precision, combined with Vive’s room-scale technology, paves the way for MakeVR Pro to become the primary 3D object modeling tool for professionals,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios in a statement. “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.”
In-app tutorials are provided to guide users through the process of learning this new functionality. Just like MakeVR, MakeVR Pro has the ability to export standard object files for 3D printing. Sent to either a local 3D printer or to a 3D printing service like Shapeways.
“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.”
MakeVR Pro is available on Viveport for $39.99 USD and existing users of MakeVR will be given free access to the newly enhanced version.