Cabinet Vision introduced the Vortek Experience at IWF 2014, a software program that allows kitchen and bath manufacturers to display their products in an immersive 3-D visualization platform.
The program creates a virtual showroom, allowing customers to create a kitchen design, for example, with hand gestures similar to those used with a Wii game console. A drop-down menu lets the customers choose various textures and finishes for walls, floors, countertops and more.
“The software comes with a few pre-installed designs, but a customer can import 3-D files of a certain type into Vortek,” marketing manager Paul Losavio says. “With Cabinet Vision Version 9, they will be able to export a job from Cabinet Vision and import it into Vortek for display, along with the ability to use Vortek to change the finishes, colors and textures. But they can also use other 3-D modeling software, like Trimble SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp), for instance.”
While the presentation can be done on one monitor, the company recommends a three-monitor set up or a 3-D projector as the purpose of the software is to mimic real life scale and experience as closely as possible.
In addition to the Vortek Experience, Cabinet Vision also introduced Vortek Web and Vortek Mobile.
Vortek Web is a viewer embedded on a company’s website. Designs can be uploaded to the viewer and linked to a client. The viewer also allows for changes by the client and sharing on social media. Vortek Mobile runs on an iPad, using the tablet’s camera to help visualize a design.
Contact: Cabinet Vision. Tel: 800-280-6932. www.cabinetvision.com.
This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue.