Gone are the days of “putting a bird on it”, but sticker application lives on. In reality, all products have some type of stickers as logos, info or certificates that are glued, engraved or lasered on. More importantly, in 3D design adding a sticker also means adding a decal that can wrap the whole object.
The process is the same as it would be in real life. Just drag and drop to add or remove the graphic from any object. With this new update, it is possible to apply stickers, logos, branding and patterns in one location or on a whole surface. As easy it is to put on, that is how easy it is to remove with the magnet-like behavior.
In Vectary the difference between stickers and decals becomes even smaller. It is not about the material of the graphic, but about the space where it is added. A sticker is usually smaller than the space it occupies, while a decal can be wrapped around different geometries. The old process would require UV Unwrapping. A step in the workflow that can be time consuming and tricky. This update simplifies this process. At the end, share your designs by embedding them directly on the web or send a link.
Creating product or UX mockups with customized branding is switching gears, making it fast and easy. Three ways to speed up production:
Adding realistic graphic details to your 3D design as stickers not only speeds up the creation process, but it offers a chance to increase the overall quality. The sticker details make the design, changing the overall mood. It elevates it from just plain geometry to a premium quality product. The sticker details sell it. Some ideas to think about:
While decals usually refer to graphics used for outdoor purposes, it also means that the sticker can be used to completely change the surface of an object. (Think: car body wrapping). This effect can be used for unexpected branding opportunities as well as, simply changing the material without having to unwrap it. Working with complex geometries is always requires iteration, but it is easy to add and remove the decal in order to find the right position.
There is such a satisfaction in simplifying the design process that moves 3D content creation one step closer to real life experience. Try it out and don’t forget that sharing is caring. Tag us with #vectary on any social channel.
This is an excellent opportunity for packaging designers.