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Solidwave Launches World’s First 3D Virtual Boat Show App

Solidwave, a specialist boat and yacht digital design agency, has launched the world’s first 3D CGI yacht visualisation app which is able to configure design options from millions of combinations and render in real-time. 

Positioning itself as a virtual alternative to traditional boat shows, the virtualboatshow app is able to render unlimited options instantly, from changing a boat’s colour, finish, fabric and layout to integrating features at the click of a button, enabling purchasers to view multiple configurations in a fully immersive, photorealistic virtual environment.

The virtualboatshow app can also produce high-quality images, animations, interactive walk throughs, bespoke brochures and virtual reality experiences.

A culmination of several years of experience in providing high end visuals for the marine industry, it is set to transform the way boats are marketed, designed and sold.  Jon Oates, owner and managing director of Solidwave said: “Our virtual boat show app will change the face of our computer-generated design imagery for the boating industry. Customers can explore and compare unlimited boat design options in real-time before committing to purchase and manufacture. It provides instant access to high quality visuals - from any viewpoint with any combination of specification - to yacht designers, boat manufactures and sales teams.

“While originally developed to support boat and yacht sales teams at boat shows and show rooms, it offers a very timely virtual alternative to showcasing boat designs.  

“The traditional way boats are sold is coming under increasing scrutiny, not only because of the environmental and financial costs associated with transporting huge boats to shows and hosting events, but also because of the vulnerability to unforeseen events such as the current coronavirus crisis.  We are confident that the virtualboatshow app will revolutionise the boat design industry.”

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Powered by a leading-edge render engine that has been adopted by next-gen filmmakers for real-time virtual filmsets, the new app gives the ability to recreate convincing environments and backdrops. It works by taking a boat design and creating a bespoke app accessible via USB, remote cloud or direct download.  It can also be hooked up to any screen monitor and even be viewed remotely on a phone or tablet. 

Aimed at manufacturers and designers of boats and yachts, it offers a suite of visualisation tools covering the complete boat design cycle including:

  • High resolution images

  • Dynamic footage

  • Real time interactivity

  • Interactive walkthroughs

  • Virtual reality

  • 360° virtual tours

  • Internet configurators

  • Custom brochures

  • Realtime configuration     


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