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5 tips to speed up the production of 3D View content

With Cappasity, it takes only 3 minutes to complete the entire process of 3D View content production, including shooting an item, digitizing it in 3D and embedding the resulting 3D View content into a website. The solution allows you to digitize thousands of SKUs in 3D a day for your online catalog. The Cappasity team have prepared 5 simple tips for you to speed up the production of 3D View content. Let’s dive right in.

Tip 1. Make sure you’re using good hardware.

First, you’ll need a computer with a fast SSD for a smooth production of 3D View content. In our experience, using a Mac is a preferred option since it runs efficiently and quickly. If the results of shooting are saved to a memory card, ensure you have a fast memory card reader. Remember that effective production of 3D View content starts with reliable and fast-running hardware.

Tip 2. Classify items by type or category, prepare a separate setup for each product group, and use presets.

If you’re going to 3D digitize different types of products (small items, mid-sized products, reflective objects, etc.) or different product categories (e.g. bags, shoes, jewelry, apparel on a model), we recommend that you divide them into groups according to their type or category and prepare a separate setup for each group. You can create a preset in the Easy 3D Scan software for each product group. A preset is a pre-configured list of settings you can apply to any number of 3D Views. Creating a preset allows you to save different sets of editing parameters like color filters or crop and rotation and re-apply them later to specific product groups. Watch the video to learn how to use presets in Easy 3D Scan:

Let’s see how it works in practice. Suppose that you need to shoot hundreds of bags, watches, and outfits on a model. Each product category requires different lighting and equipment, so you will need to prepare 3 different photo studio setups. You will shoot every product category in the corresponding setup and import the results to Easy 3D Scan. Then you set the configuration filters for each of the 3 product categories, save them as presets, and apply them to the entire product sets. As a result, you will save considerable time since you don’t have to change the setup during the shooting process and edit each 3D View separately at the post-production stage.

Tip 3. Use batch processing.

With the batch processing feature, you can convert a whole pack of videos at one given time instead of processing them one by one. The software converts huge amounts of videos into 3D Views without human intervention. For this, you shoot the videos of items, import them to the software, and leave them — Easy 3D Scan does the rest. The processing is done without your participation. This allows you to organize your day in the following way: first, you set up the studio and focus on shooting your products, and at the end of the workday, you start batch processing so that all 3D Views are ready by the next morning.

Tip 4. Use a network drive.

If your photographer saves the results of shooting to a network drive, the person responsible for processing will be able to instantly access these files. This allows you to organize a whole technological process: even if the shoots are being done in several studios at the same time, the content can be saved in one place, and the team responsible for further processing will be able to get things started as soon as the content appears on the disk.

Watch the video to find out how to store 3D Views on an external drive:

Tip 5. Set up the perfect lighting.

Before shooting your products in a studio, invest your time in thorough preparation for the shooting process and create great studio lighting. Remember that lighting is one of the key factors in creating high-quality 3D View content. If you set up the lighting correctly, you won’t waste time on reshooting the products or choosing the right filters. Please study our instructions on lighting schemes for different types of objects. Don’t hesitate to contact our team via support@cappasity.com if you have any questions on the production of 3D View content.

Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for more tutorials on creating immersive content for your business.

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