Show, don’t tell. With the app’s visualization tool, make your models realistic and aesthetic with materials and color.
In your design space, click Visualization or go to Tools > Visualize to start using visualization.
From the Material tab, choose any of the 70+ materials and finish types so you can customize your models to be exactly how you imagine the end product to be. Select the material you want and then drag and drop it on the body. Or, select a body or face, Change, and then the material you want. To finalize the material, select an empty area in the design space or press the Escape key. The materials you've applied will show up in Used Materials.
Then, select the Environment tab to change the background — default gray, transparent, solid color, or gradient — and place the models in virtual environments.
Once you apply the materials, you can tailor your model with color, transparency settings, light rotation and intensity, material scaling, and more. Select the body and then adjust color settings, etc., in the Properties tab. You can also drag and drop the color onto the surface and then select the color in the Used Materials section. (For more details about adding and adjusting color, review this article.)
After applying Materials, select Snapshot to capture snapshots of your visualized prototypes and bring them to presentations, client meetings, etc., and speed up the decision-making process. And if you notice anything in your model that needs some tweaking, you can instantly switch between the modeling and visualization spaces to do what you need to do. The changes will be immediately synced between the spaces so you don't lose even a second.
You can add a realistic depth of field effect to your images in Visualization. Secondary click (or right-click) a body to bring it into focus. When you use the Depth of Field feature, just like you would expect from a real-life camera, parts of the screen at a similar distance from the camera will remain sharp, while areas closer or further away will become increasingly blurred. You will also see a visual indicator of the focus point.
To adjust the properties of the effect, select the Camera tab on the sidebar to adjust the field of view, aperture, and blur intensity. Use aperture to define the depth range where the image remains sharp, and blur intensity to adjust the overall intensity of the effect. Secondary click (or right-click) with your mouse outside a body to switch off Depth of Field.
If you want to see your model represented in a physical environment via augmented reality, select AR located at the top left corner of the screen to export your model in USDZ format. For more details on using augmented reality with Shapr3D, check this article.