03-27-2017 07:44 AM
Very excited to say that MakeVR, the incredible VR app that lets you create in 3D space, is live right now on Viveport.
MakeVR not only allows you to create 3D models with your Vive, but also can be exported so that you can print those objects with a 3D printer, or get them printed by an online 3D printing service such as Shapeways.
We launched a new site - http://www.viveformakers.com/ - with all the info you need. Go check it out!
Perhaps before you do though, tell me what you'd create in VR using MakeVR! Best answer down below will win a code for a copy of MakeVR...!
03-27-2017 11:47 AM
Vive Tracker peripheral
Yeah... 3D printers aren't able to replicate complex electronics just yet, @Matrix.
@Mullegil - for the headset? The controllers?
Put a little effort in here to get yourself a code, guys.
03-27-2017 11:55 AM
Why stop there? How about Vive wand stands ? Silly toys for my daughter, some crazy pen holder , some improvised cable management system of objects for the Vive (until we get wireless solution). Seriously, endless things to consider. Create funny , useful , silly, profitable(why not) things while having fun in VR. Remember the lady who invented the pizza saver (package saver) thing and patented? I bet she made a lot of money out of this silly little plastic object. I was considering buying some 3d printer, and with apps like this I'm getting more convinced of getting one.
Great Idea devs!
03-27-2017 12:01 PM
For my daughter:
My daughter is a Visualization major who is working toward a job as a modeler at Pixar or similar 3D animation company. She can use this as a tool for creating the models for her various 3D art related classes. She is very excited about sculpting in VR!
All kinds of objects for output to my 3D printer. Various parts for RC aircraft and peripherals. Can't wait!
03-27-2017 12:06 PM
03-27-2017 12:08 PM
:-D Perfect timing for this to be released as I just got my Prusa MKii for printing delivered last week!
Already have been planning on making several toys, costumes and puzzles for my daughter, but my favorite idea i've been mulling around with for me right now is turning my Vive into a Mister Potato head. Kinda like how people have put googly eyes on their Vive, but I want to go further to and use velcro stickers on my 3D prints to create interchangeable parts i could switch out on the headphones and Vive straps too like horns, ears, noses etc. Should be fun for goofs when I show it off to people.
03-27-2017 12:15 PM - edited 03-27-2017 01:13 PM
Funny at least 3 different commentors mentioning they are planning to use this to make things for/with their daughter (myself included). We should all be friends! haha.
@ImageBuff You may already be aware of this, but as an RC fan with a 3D printer you may want to check out the Prusa Spitfire model that Josef started giving out out for free last year. Not an RC guy myself so I can't say how good it is personally but the people who have printed and assembled it say it's pretty ace.
03-27-2017 02:13 PM
As a new owner of a 3d printer, I would go crazy with MakeVR! I've spent the last few months printing mods out for the printer itself and I've finally gotten in "honed in." My greatest satisfaction with it so far has been printing toys for kids and seeing their expressions when I say that they can actually have it (I tell their parents I'll just print another one). I've been getting into 3d modelling as well so that I can create my own objects and it would be even better to have a program like MakeVR to express myself in. Money is tight right now so an open-source program like Blender will have to do in the meantime (no VR interface ).
03-27-2017 04:13 PM
I'd model a giant hand with the middle digit extended. What sort of business model charges me 50% more than the rest of the world because i live in Australia.
The site 'with all the info you need' has a few static pics and the only vids i can find are on Youtube and they're years old.