2. Before you get started with Vectary

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If you are new to Vectary and want to quickly get started with using the tool, you may find answers to frequently asked questions here . Have a look at other articles in our LEARN section on the Vectary platform, too. 

If you still can’t find the answer, go ahead and write us at support@vectary.com.

Requirements 

The online 3D design tool Vectary runs in a regular WebGL-enabled browser such as Chrome or Firefox, on a laptop or desktop computer. 

Because it is browser-based, you don’t need to install anything, that’s why it runs even on Chromebooks. To get started with a fully featured 3D design tool for your Mac or PC, simply type www.vectary.com and you’re good to go! We recommend using a mouse, however a touchpad on your laptop will work, too. 

Log in to your account from anywhere with an internet connection and resume all your work without transferring any files. 

Rendering of high-quality images is done on your computer and does not require a fast internet connection. We are currently working on iPad support, so at the moment you cannot create in Vectary on handheld touch screen devices. 

Why should I create an account?

All projects and changes are saved and associated to a designer - you :) We care about the safety of your designs and the re-use or changes you made to designs others have created. Your account information such as email address is not visible to other users, only your nickname. To learn more about accounts, read our Terms of Use or visit the Manage Account information page.

How to install and where do I get updates?

Vectary is an online tool which means you will always have the latest version when you use it. There’s no need to download any updates or install anything. You will receive occasional notifications by email about news, important updates and features. 

If you wish, you can easily unsubscribe from these emails while still keeping your account active and using Vectary. All major updates and news will be announced on our News page and on Facebook. 

Where are my designs / files saved?

Vectary is a cloud-based software. When you start a new project or continue editing, it is auto-saved on our encrypted servers and linked to your Vectary account. You need to be connected to the internet when saving your changes. You can also save 3D models locally to your computer to use them in other online and offline software for 3D printing, game engines, animation software, etc. 

Read more about the supported file formats when exporting your designs.  

Who can see what I do?

Just you, until you invite someone or someone invites you to collaborate on a project. When you are done with your project, you can share / publish your design to public repositories. Read more about our Privacy Policy.