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How to create a 3D preview image?

BRIKL has created an easy-to-use tool that allows you to upload a simple PNG image and convert this real-time into a 3D rendering. 

Christophe Leroy
November 4, 2020

If you’ve gone through the BRIKL online training materials, you probably know by now how you can create 3D design templates in Illustrator that you can upload to BRIKL and that your customers can CUSTOMIZE. If not, you can find a detailed step-by-step guideline here

While design templates are a powerful tool, sometimes you may want to create 3D renderings that CANNOT BE CUSTOMIZED, and that you simply want to share with prospects, customers or simply for marketing on the web. For this purpose, BRIKL has created an easy-to-use tool that allows you to upload a simple PNG image and convert this real-time into a 3D rendering. 

With the BRIKL real-time render of PNG images, you can go from design to customer validation in a few simple clicks. You can create designs with your favorite design software (like Illustrator) and see it come to live on a 3D product. You can share a 360 video or a 3D preview link to your customers. You can engage in more than one way and boost your sales. 


Step 1

  • Navigate to the BRIKL dashboard
  • Open the Design tab and go to Custom Product
  • Choose and open the product in the Studio Editor

Dashboard


Step 2

Open the Studio settings menu

Studio Editor

Step 3

Open the Asset tab

Assets

Step 4

Download the base template

base template

Step 5

  • Open the base template in your design software (e.g. Illustrator)
  • Create your design based on the base template. 


Make sure to respect the size and aspect ratio of the base template.

  • Each product has its own unique pattern layout. Do not change the position of the pattern pieces. Changing the position will make it no longer compatible with the BRIKL UV map that is available in the system.‍
  • Each product has its own unique artboard size. Do not change the artboard size. Changing the artboard size will make it no longer compatible with the BRIKL UV map that is available in the system. You can check the artboard size in Illustrator by going to Document Setup.



Step 6 

In the BRIKL Dashboard, open the Design tab and go to Custom Product. Choose and open the product in the Design Room

dashboard design room button


Step 7

Select the image pattern tab. Drag and drop the design pattern file. 

upload pattern


Step 8

  • Toggle to a 2D perspective
  • Place the image pattern on the 2D view
  • Toggle to a 3D perspective to see your 2D image render into 3D real time

place pattern

3D render


Step 9

  • You can share the 3D render with your customers using a 3D preview link. Email the link to your customers so they can open the 3D in their browser of choice, and interact with it. They are not able to customize the product.

Share Design



  • You can download a GIF file with a 360 spin

Export design
Export 3D animation
360 animation


  • You can download a 3D image

Export current view in 3D
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