AiM Services, a Swiss Technology Services CompanyÂ incorporates 3D technology using Flare3D to boost their relationship with Swiss Watchmakers. AiM developed a touchpad based production order application that incorporates a viewer offering 3D interactions with watch mechanism and parts. This project involving 3D was made for the Watchmaking School of Geneva. The school wanted an e-learning innovative manual for professional training. The result was a comprehensive interactive e-book that combined PDF documents, pictures, videos and 3D models.
Additionally, a second solution developed is the Holographic Interactive Pyramid. Introduced in 2013 at a Tell-Day event is now in full time display at the Watchmaking School of Geneva. The pyramid allows three-dimensional, realistic and animated visualization of a watch model through the 4 sides of the pyramid. Completed with a leap motion box, the pyramid becomes interactive allowing users to play with the model in order to observe every detail of the carefully designed mechanism.
AiM can now help customers with comprehensive watch digital information from A to Z meeting the needs of production, after sales service, marketing, technical communication, training and quality contol.
We asked Eric Pascal, Head of Consulting Department at AiMÂ about his experience with Flare3D. He told us
“I discovered Flare3D while testing different APIs. Flare3D stands out from the others because it is fast, esay to use and has an editor that allows for customization of 3D models created through TellWATCH, our CAD solution”
HeÂ made us quite happy by complementingÂ Â Flare3D as being open, well designed and fitting perfectly with AiM’s development strategy. With its expertise in application development, AiM is now able to extend Flare3D by enriching the solution with new features. To sum up the features created as part of these projects: Visualization of a spring movements, management of camera movements for animations or management of pieces transparency. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Eric shared the next steps forÂ AiM and told us that these projects opened a door to a world of possibilities for Flare3D integration by soon taking further steps in the field of stereoscopic 3D, virtual reality (interfacing with Oculus Rift) and the interactions with webcams.