3D Virtual Cabinet Presentations Hit Dealer Showrooms

By Bill Esler | Posted: 03/04/2014 12:24PM


click image to zoomVortek 3D ExperienceCabinets change color in Vortek Experience 3D virtual presentation. Cabinet dealer showrooms, a major theme at the KBIS 2014, got a new tool, as exhibitor Planit Canada, showed the Vortek Experience, a 3D virtual presentation of cabinetry, paneling and flooring design which can change species, colors and textures.

Vortek projects an interactive, full-scale kitchen project in stereo 3D, like a movie theatre. This allows clients to do endless “what if’s” with cabinetry designs. Importantly, it can show a mix of colors, textures, door styles and materials affects.

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Using hand gestures, viewers update drawers, doors, colors, corbels, and other room elements. They can even access a library of elements from your cabinet design application.

Because rooms are shown in full scale and 3D, the customer gets a stronger sense of the finished project. The Vortek Experience system, developed by Arcane Technologies, takes up 50 square feet in a showroom. It can also be taken to local home design shows, and has an integrated web viewing component that can be embedded in your existing website.

Online versions track consumer behaviors via Googleanalytics, and calculate costs (components, options, selected materials).

Planit Vortek Experience 3D views of kitchen cabinets can change finishes, colors and species.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at besler@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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