Frequently Asked Questions

 

Getting Started

 

How can I create my first project?

Just log in to your VECTARY account and click on the START CREATING button in the top right corner.

 

Do I have to pay for using VECTARY?

No. Currently, registration on VECTARY BETA  is free. However, there is a limit to how many private projects you can create. There is no limit on your number of published projects.

You will be able to upgrade your plan in the future to get more private projects, and to be able to create projects for commercial use.

Learn what you’ll get with your free subscription plan.

 

Do I have to install anything?

No, all you need is a web browser with an internet connection and you are ready to go. All your projects are saved online in the cloud so you can reach them from anywhere. Just go to www.vectary.com and sign in with your active account.

 

I’m new to 3D modeling, where can I learn how to model in 3D with VECTARY?

The best way is to start with our interactive Step-by-Step tutorial. You can find it in the Help center in our 3D modeling editor. You can learn some basics from our Learn 3D user guide. However, the best way is “learning by doing”. Play with the tools, and see what you can do. We recommend having the Help center with Interactive Help turned on while you’re working. To get inspiration, just explore, and even try customizing projects published by other users.

 

What is the difference between a private project and a public project?

Private projects are only visible to you. These might be works in progress, or simply any projects you don’t want to share.

As a free user you can save up to 5 private projects. In the future you will be able to upgrade your subscription plan to be able to save more.

 

Public projects are visible to members online. If you choose to publish your project (under an available CC license), your project can be downloaded, customized and its remake can be published again by other users. This way your model might become an inspiration for the whole community!

 

All projects published in VECTARY beta are licensed to other users under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA). For more information on licensing terms and possible uses of the projects, please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

How can I keep my project private?

Your project is automatically saved as private every time you hit the Save button. You can change its privacy manually - click on Edit info in your project view. VECTARY never publishes anything without your permission.


How can I publish my project?

Go to My Dashboard and click on Show All My Projects. Click on Publish button which will bring you to the edit mode where you take screenshot and set your publishing preferences.

 

What file types can I export?

You can export your projects into .obj and .stl files. You can also export hi-res .png files.

 

What file types can I import?

You can import .obj, .stl and .svg files that will be automatically converted into points, lines and faces.

 

I found a bug. Where can I report it?

If you would like to report a bug or make a suggestion, please go to our Feedback page or visit our Forum. Thanks for helping make VECTARY better!

 

General

What is VECTARY?

VECTARY is an online 3D modeling tool with which you can create, share and customize 3D designs. VECTARY is a combination of standard mesh modeling, subdivision modeling and parametric plugins. It was built from scratch to make 3D modeling easy-to-use for beginners, and is also useful to pros.

 

How can I get to VECTARY beta?

To get to VECTARY beta, just click on the Start 3D modeling button on our landing page. Next, fill in the Sign up form with your name, email, username and password, and your VECTARY beta account is ready!

 

Can I 3D print a model from VECTARY?

Yes, just export your model as .obj or .stl file. Then you can print your model on any 3D printer, or use an online 3D printing service. Learn more about exporting.

 

I have some ideas on how VECTARY could be improved. How can I share them?

You can share them through our Feedback page or you can give us feedback on our Forum. Thanks for helping make VECTARY better!

 

Can I download my 3D files from VECTARY and use them in other software?

Yes, of course. Please note that downloaded 3D files are exported as mesh models / baked, so you will lose the ability to customize its shape by changing parameters. The experience in other software may vary.

 

Can I upload models created in other software?

Yes, you can. Learn more about importing.

 

Can I use VECTARY when I am disconnected from the Internet?

VECTARY is a browser-based 3D modeling tool, so you have to be online if you would like to use it.

 

Will VECTARY work on my iPad, tablet or mobile phone?

For now VECTARY has limited functionality on touch devices, so we recommend using a laptop or a desktop computer for the best 3D modeling experience.

 

Will VECTARY work in my browser?

VECTARY should be fully functional in any modern browser. However, for the best VECTARY experience we recommend using Chrome. Make sure you have the latest version installed.

 

Can I sell or otherwise commercially use my 3D models created with VECTARY?

No, not at the moment, but it will be possible in our future subscription plans.

 

Are you open to partnerships?

Yes, we are open to partnerships with anyone who shares our mission to make 3D modeling and 3D printing simple and useful. Contact us >

 

Can we use VECTARY at our school or university?

Yes, of course. VECTARY is ideal for those who would like to learn 3D modeling. Feel free to contact us.

 

Account

What do I get with my VECTARY beta account?

You automatically get a free subscription plan at VECTARYBETA. Learn more about the Free Plan.

 

I forgot my password, how can I retrieve it?

Go to Log In and click on Forgot your password. Here you can input your email address to restore your password.

 

How can I change my password?

You can change your password in your profile settings. Hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on Settings.

 

How can I change my nickname?

You can change it in your profile settings. Hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on Settings. You can change your display Name, however the Username showed in your profile url can only be set once.

 

How can I change my email?

You can change it in your profile settings. Hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on Settings. Then go to Account settings and there you can change your email.

 

How can I change my profile picture?

You can change it in your profile settings. Hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on Settings. Now you can upload your photo and cover photo.

 

In what format can models be uploaded?

You can import .obj and .stl files. Read more about importing.

 

Can I change the name of my project?

Yes, you can. Go to your project view and click on Edit Info. Now you can rename your project.

 

How can I unpublish my project?

Go to My Dashboard and click on Show All My Projects. Go to your project and click on Detail. Click on Edit Info and finally click on Make project private.

 

How can I delete my project?

Go to My Dashboard and click on Show All My Projects. Go to your project and click on Delete icon . Please note that this action is irreversible.

 

What happens to my projects if I delete my account?

All your projects will be deleted from VECTARY as well. However, if your public project has been customized by other users already, their customized versions will not be deleted. Read more in our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

How do I know if the project is private or published?

It is displayed in your profile. Hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on My Profile.

 
 

Terms

 

Are there any restrictions on what can be published on VECTARY?

Yes, all projects have to be in accordance with VECTARY’s Terms of Use and its Privacy Policy. Please don't publish content that is abusive, vulgar, sexually explicit, promoting racism, illegal activities, contributes to the creation of weapons, or is otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, your content should not infringe upon copyrights or any other third-party rights.

For a detailed legal description, please read our Terms of Use.

 

What happens when I publish my project?
If you choose to make your project public, it will be made visible to other users under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA).
This means that your project can be

  • downloaded by other users who are allowed to use them for non-commercial purposes only

  • customized and/or shared by other users, under the same licensing terms as your project, in which case, you, as the author, have to be credited appropriately (if your project is customized and re-published with VECTARY, we automatically add a link to your original project to credit you)

 

For more information on licensing terms, please read our Terms of Use.

 

Can I use my projects created with VECTARY for commercial purposes?

If you are registered for our free subscription plan, you can only use your projects for non-commercial purposes. However, soon you will have the opportunity to opt for a paid subscription, which will enable commercial use of your projects.

 

What do I do if someone is uploading my designs to VECTARY?

If somebody is violating your copyright or trademark you can report it. Go to project view and click on Report inappropriate content. The reported project will be reviewed.

 

Where can I report a project?

You can report a project in the project view of the project you want to report - click on Report inappropriate content and send us a filled-out form.

 

Can I customize projects of other users?

Yes, you can customize any published project on VECTARY. Click on the Customize button in the project view. When you save your customized project it will be added to your private projects. When you publish your customized project, it will be shown as a “child” of the original “parent” project, and it will be shown in the original project’s remake history. Anytime you choose to customize a project please make sure you are following the licensing terms of the project.

 

Can I 3D-print projects of other users?

Yes, you can, but only for non-commercial use. Read more in our Terms of use.

 

Can I publish a project which is a customization of a project created by another user?

Yes, your newly published project will be shown in the original project’s remake history. Your newly published project can be customized as well.

 

Can I use downloaded projects commercially?

No, you can only use projects for non-commercial use - but stay tuned; There will be possibilities to upgrade your account to also use projects, which you originally created, for commercial purposes in the future.

 

Create

Why should I use VECTARY?

VECTARY is the ideal 3D modeling tool for people new to 3D modeling, but it’s also so much more. Professional users will also appreciate VECTARY for fast prototyping, and the countless  enhancements VECTARY will make to their creative process. Before VECTARY, designers always had to think about their concept before opening a 3D tool. With VECTARY, you can simply brainstorm, play with the shapes, or easily create a complex object with the help of our parametric plugins. Then you can export your prototype and continue modeling in any other tools you would like to use.

 

What modeling features does VECTARY have?

Check out our Learn 3D user guide.

 

What is subdivision modeling?

Subdivision modeling is a modeling technique that automatically adds more faces and points while maintaining the form of your model so you can easily turn your low-poly model into a smooth, high-density model. Read more about how you can use subdivisions in VECTARY.

 

What are parametric plugins?

In VECTARY, some objects are defined by parameters so their shape can easily be customized by setting them up. This way complex shapes are interactively generated, making designing easier.  

 

Can I create my own plugin?

Not now, but it will be possible in the future.

 

I baked a model. Can I turn it back to an “unbaked” model?

When you bake an object, an unbaked version stays in the library in one “layer”, so unless you delete this layer, you can go back to the unbaked version of the object. Read more about Baking.

 

I have a modeling problem. Where can I get help?

Find your answer in our Learn 3D user guide or have a look in the Forum.

 

Why should I keep my projects on VECTARY instead of downloading them?

Your projects are saved online in the cloud so you can get to your projects anytime and from anywhere. What's more, you can come back to edit shapes through parameters, which is not possible once your model is downloaded as a 3D file.

 

Where can I find VECTARY shortcuts?

You can find a list of Shortcuts in the Learn 3D section of the website

 

Subscription plans

What will I get with a free plan?

With a VECTARY free subscription plan you can create 3D designs for non-commercial use. You can also share your projects and easily customize public projects of other users, which you can also download. Read more about the Free Plan.

 

Do I need to enter a credit card to start using VECTARY?

No, your credit card is not required. You can start creating right after logging in.

 

I have reached my private projects limit. What should I do?

Just make some of your private projects public or delete the ones you don’t need. In the future you will be able to increase the number of private projects with other subscription plans.

 

Is there a plan for small businesses or enterprises?

Plans for businesses and enterprises are coming soon. Stay tuned.

 

 
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