Automotive designers - why not start in VR with flyingshapes°

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To be the best, you have to build the best. Jonas Kunze of flyingshapes° on how automotive designers can bypass the 2D stage and create in VR

Quick read

➨ Launched in 2019, flyingshapes° is a VR design application that allows designers to skip tradisional 2D work and sketch, shape and refine high-end 3D models using VR headsets such as Oculus Rift
➨ With two VR controllers in hand, intuitive haptic technology enables automotive designers to mold and position objects with exact lines, curves and surfaces using gestures in an immersive 360-degree workspace
Subscribe now to read more about flyingshapes° in the next issue of VRWorldTech Magazine, out in August and focusing on the automotive industry

The story

The Germany-based creators of flyingshapes° aim to make the VR design application the go-to-software for automotive designers because it provides ease of use and professional results at the same time.

Launched in 2019, flyingshapes° is a VR design application that allows designers to skip tradisional 2D work and sketch, shape and refine high-end 3D models using VR headsets such as Oculus Rift.

With two VR controllers in hand, intuitive haptic technology enables automotive designers to mold and position objects with exact lines, curves and surfaces using gestures in an immersive 360-degree workspace.

With that 2D to 3D step in the process removed, flyingshapes° reduces time-consuming iteration cycles during prototyping and the early stages of design.

Its creators, Jonas Kunze and Dr Johannes Mattmann, are developing a library of recurring assets that automotive designers can rely on to enhance designs, such as headlights, or different 360° pictures to serve as backdrops and landscapes to affect mood, boosting that ease of use factor.

They also want to embrace hand tracking, but only “as soon as it becomes really accurate”.

Kunze told VRWorldTech: “In a not too distant future, all you’ll need to sculpt your design will be your hands. On top of that, we will make the workflow even faster by automating certain operations.”

Kunze adds: “We are constantly learning from working closely with international manufacturers about how to improve our software and make the early design process even more intuitive. Our goal is to make flyingshapes° the go-to-software for automotive designers because it provides ease of use and professional results at the same time.”

Subscribe now to read more about flyingshapes° in the next issue of VRWorldTech Magazine, out in August and focusing on the automotive industry

Main image: flyingshapes° counts co-working among its many capabilities