How to make a 3D View
When making a 3D View of a product, your camera does not move around the product. Instead, it is mounted on a tripod and takes a video while your product is being rotated on a turntable.
Here is a simple turntable from Arqspin, but you can buy any motorized turntable and use it with our software – link to amazon.com
It is important to center your product – if your product isn’t placed in the center of the turntable, it may appear to move unsteadily when spun. In case your turntable rotates counter-clockwise, you can choose Reverse Rotation in the software and change the direction of rotation. Clockwise rotation is selected by default.
Your task is to shoot a video of your object being rotated. The software will use this video to create a 3D view of the object. You need to shoot a full turn and a half. If you use a Canon, please just press the Start button; as soon as the object has been rotated a full turn and a half, please press the Stop button.
Please make sure that the turntable is rotating evenly. The optimal speed for a full turn is from 30 seconds up to one minute. Many cameras cannot provide good picture quality if an object is rotated faster. We recommend that you record several test videos where the turntable is spinning at different speeds and then choose the optimal one.
You can probably use any DSLR camera that has the video mode. You should get a USB wire for your Canon camera and connect it to the laptop. In this case the software will control the camera. We are going to support more types of cameras in our next updates, but at the moment the software can only control a Canon camera. If you have another type of camera, you can record a video yourself and import it into the software.
Recommended camera settings:
• Manual exposure
• Aperture: F8.0
• Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
• ISO: 100
• White Balance: Auto (depends on your lighting and camera)
• Image stabilization: Off
Using a high ISO value might make your images look noisy. However, using a low ISO value will keep your images looking nice. What is more important: the color of the background should be as white as possible. You can change aperture, shutter or ISO values to make the background closer to white, and your results will depend on the lighting in your studio.
You should have continuous lights and a white background to record the video. Paper background is preferable. If you are not sure what lightning equipment to buy, you can try to buy a light box where everything is included.
Like this one – link to amazon.com
Here you can find a sample of video. You can download it and try to import to test the software.
Download video – link
Please note: we are not affiliated with companies who sell light boxes or turntables! These links are given to help you find what you need.
How to use the software
Crop, filters, remove background