By introducing ZAE files in our online 3D packaging design engine, we’ve now made it possible to display 3D design on mobile devices. First you upload your 2D packaging artwork designs to our online engine. A few minutes later we will return both a turnable 3D PDF and a ZAE file. The ZAE file can be used to display the 3D design on mobile devices. That is iPhones, iPads or any Android SmartPhone and Tablet.

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Display 3D design on mobile devicesHow to open 3D design on mobile devices

When you run your 2D packaging artwork through our online engine, you will now receive your 3D file in two different file formats. As always, you will get a 3D PDF with your packaging design making it possible to view your virtual mockup on desktops and laptops. Please note that it is not possible to open our PDF files directly in certain browsers. In those cases, you will have to download the file before opening.

In order to open our ZAE files and show your 3D design on mobile devices, you need to download specific apps from iTunes or Google Play.

Learn more about our 3D file formats and which apps you need to view 3D design on mobile devices

Direct links to apps that will show 3D design on mobile devices:

Direct link to ESKO Studio Visualizer at iTunes

Direct link to Augment – 3D Augmented Reality at iTunes

Direct link to Augment – 3D Augmented Reality at GooglePlay

Why show your 3D design on mobile devices?

Most designers will create their design on a desktop computer. So why is is a good idea to be able to show the 3D design on mobile devices?

This is especially a good idea when the designer wants to show share the design with other stakeholders in the design process.

Imagine the Sales Manager or Product Manager sitting in the airport checking email on a SmartPhone or Tablet. With the free app installed it is possible to view the 3D design on mobile devices with a single click from the email!