How Vntana helps you easily share 3D models

Three photos of a black puffer coat in various stages of the Vntana and Hyland Nuxeo Platform 3D modeling sharing solution.

If you ever work with 3D files, you’ve likely run into this challenge: How to easily share your 3D models.

It really does not help that 3D design is a jungle of proprietary tools and file formats.

Fortunately, the introduction and industry adoption of Khronos Group’s open glTF format provided a solid foundation for the democratization of 3D, enabling it for something as ubiquitous as a web browser.

Introduce this format into your workflow and you are good to go, right?

Sadly, that would be too easy. Why? 3D assets are big, take time to load, might consume all your device RAM and can even make your web browser crash! Hardly the ultimate user experience.

New! A 3D sharing solution in partnership with Vntana

Vntana, an industry leader in making 3D fast and scalable for eCommerce, and the Hyland Nuxeo Platform Product Asset Management (PAM)  solution, a part of the Hyland DAM and content services product-suite, have partnered to introduce a connector that improves the 3D collaboration experiences of internal stakeholders, B2B partners and consumers.

> Watch: How Vntana uses augmented reality to double online conversion rates

Why Vntana and Nuxeo?

Vntana’s technology automatically compresses 3D models while retaining enough details to deliver accurate renditions. This helps Vntana deliver an immersive experience by presenting an augmented reality deployable across the web, social media sites and the metaverse. Even better, the compressed models still use the glTF format!

The Nuxeo Platform PAM solution makes the digital product creation workflow more efficient and collaborative by bringing the stakeholders into a central content hub.

Leveraging Vntana’s technology in the Nuxeo Platform greatly improves the user experience by:

  • Dramatically reducing 3D models’ loading time
  • Making browsing, as well as processes like review and approval, even smoother

 A flowchart shows the integration between the Hyland Nuxeo Platform PAM and Vntana. Four steps include: 1) Publish source model; 2) Fetch optimized model; 3. Review; 4; Serve 3D models to downstream applications like ecommerce websites and social media sites.

How can I try the Vntana-Nuxeo connector?

First things first, you will need a Vntana account.

If you do not have one, get in touch with the excellent team at Vntana:

Then, install the connector on your Hyland Nuxeo Platform instance and make sure to have a look at the documentation.

A screenshot of what a photo of a black puffer coat looks like when published to Vntana.

Get started: Using the Vntana-Nuxeo connector

While the connector has a default configuration, in true Hyland Nuxeo Platform fashion, everything is configurable within Nuxeo Studio.

Several automation operations are available, which makes it incredibly easy to use the connector features in event handlers, as REST API endpoints or as actions in Hyland’s Nuxeo Web UI. For example, to automatically publish a 3D model to Vntana when added in the Hyland Nuxeo Platform, a simple event handler on the ‘document created’ event and an automation script will do the job:


function run(input, params) {
return Vntana.PublishModel(input, {
‘save’: true
});
}


Similarly, for fetching the optimized model when it is ready and saving it as an attachment:


function run(input, params) {
var optimizedModel = Vntana.DownloadModel(input, {
‘format’: ‘GLB’
});
Blob.AttachOnDocument(optimizedModel, {
‘document’: input,
‘save’: true,
‘xpath’: ‘files:files’
});
}


Vntana recently introduced webhooks, and we plan to leverage this capability to make the integration even more seamless.

On the UI side, several reusable Hyland’s Nuxeo Web UI elements such as the Vntana viewer and actions to publish/unpublish models to Vntana are made available. The Vntana annotation tool is also embedded in Nuxeo Web UI:

A screenshot of an image of a black puffer coat with 3D annotations in Hyland Nuxeo Platform.

Finally, the connector between Hyland’s Nuxeo Platform and Vntana can also be used to deliver 3D assets to downstream applications such as ecommerce sites or for advertising on Instagram and Facebook. To make things easy, the embedded view displayed on downstream applications is also embedded in Hyland’s Nuxeo Web UI.

A screenshot of an embedded view of a 3D model of the black puffer coat as displayed in ecommerce.

To conclude, Vntana’s lightning-fast 3D model rendering, combined with Hyland’s Nuxeo Platform’s comprehensive product asset management capabilities are a great fit for organizations looking to streamline and accelerate their digital product creation, from ideation to delivering unique consumer experiences.


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Michael Vachette is a global sales engineer at Hyland, based in Tokyo, Japan. When not busy building solutions with customers, he enjoys exploring Japan, trying as many different Ramen noodle styles as possible and skiing in Japan's powder snow.
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