Lagoa buys 3DTin
Promising online and collaboration platform Lagoa has acquired 3DTin, the browser-based 3D modelling tool.
Simple browser-based modelling tools
Launched in 2010, 3DTin was the first browser-based 3D modelling system, enabling users to create simple 3D models inside a standard web browser by manipulating geometric components.
It supports grouping and symmetry, but the feature set won’t give developers of offline modelling tools too many sleepless nights.
A toehold in the 3D printing market
Although technology from 3DTin will find its way into Lagoa – the develop says that the acquisition will it to improve Lagoa’s scene-editing capabilities – it intends to maintain 3DTin as an independent solution.
That gives it a foothold in the expanding consumer 3D printing market: interesting, since the early audience for Lagoa itself has consisted largely of design and visualisation professionals.
According to Lagoa CEO Thiago Costa: “We are excited to be giving our support to the growing community of makers, young creators and 3D printing prosumers that make up 3DTin’s user base.”