How to start with Vectary

Vectary video tutorial for beginners | Create isometric room

Start from scratch

If you are a first-time visitor, this is a great start to create with Vectary - the online 3D design tool.

The introduction to Vectary: Learn the basics

1. Start with a template or from scratch

You can start off with one of our templates, or open a new project and design from scratch.

2. Meet the grid

In the middle, you can see the grid. The grid will be the base for your 3D creations.

3. Learn how to rotate, pan and zoom

Orientation in Vectary is very simple. Hold down the left mouse button and drag to rotate the scene, hold the right mouse button and drag to pan, and scroll to zoom.

4. Drag and drop 3D objects from the library

In Vectary, there are many ways you can create awesome projects. The easiest one is to use 3D objects from our Objects library. Search for a model, press Enter, and drag and drop the model to where you want to have it. You can also just click on an object and the model will appear at the center of the scene.

5. Connect assets from Google Poly, Sketchfab, Noun Project or MyMiniFactory

You can search through millions of 3D assets by connecting your account to repositories available right from the editor.

6. Rescale, rotate or move objects with the Gizmo

To move, rotate or rescale a model, we use the gizmo. The gizmo automatically appears if you click on any object. To move your model, use the arrows or drag the middle ring. To rotate, use quarter-rings, and to rescale, use boxes.

7. Work with grouped objects

Many assets are imported as a grouped object. To select an object in a group, double click on the group in the scene, or click on an object in the Object list.

8. Change color and material

To customize the color, simply change it in the menu on the right.

To change the surface finish of your object to either rough or shiny, simply move the slider.

If you need more advanced materials, drag a material from the Materials library and drop it onto your object.

9. Enter the Edit mode

You can also edit the model by double clicking on an object, or by clicking the “Edit Mode” button. Now you have a full set of tools at your disposal to edit or create any model. 

10. Add lights

To make your design look more professional, you can add lights by simply dragging and dropping them on the scene. Move and tilt a light onto the scene, choose a color and intensity. 

11. Pick enviroment

You can also pick an environment that goes well with your project.

12. Add shadows

If you want a shadow under your scene, type “backdrop” in the 3D Assets window, and click the one that fits with your project. Move it if necessary.

13. Render your image

Now your scene should be ready to be rendered. Hover over the Render button, choose the render quality and wait for the real-time result. 

14. Export

You can export your creation as a high quality rendering or 3D file and use it on a 3D website, in a Facebook 3D post, AR, VR or for 3D printing.

15. Share

You can also share your model to Vectary, and to many other repositories available in the editor, or even order a 3D print!

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