Introduction to Dimensiva, a free 3D model website

In this article, I will introduce a 3D model website ‘Dimensiva’ that mainly distributes items related to furniture models, showing how to navigate through the site, create an account and download a model.

Then, let’s import the downloaded 3D model to STYLY.

What is Dimensiva?

Dimensiva is a website that distributes professional-use quality 3D models.
It has a free version and paid version, so you could select from them to match your application.

The website looks too stylish to call it just a 3D-model website; It has a layout like a catalogue of furniture.

a page for paid models

 

a page for free models

 

You can access the official Dimensiva website from here.
https://dimensiva.com/

About Dimensiva website

How to create your account

You need to create a free account to download 3D models from Dimensiva.

Firstly, click the JOIN button in the top right corner of the Dimensiva official top page.

How to create your account #1

 

Next, fill the required fields below ‘Create an account’.

How to create your account #2

 

There is the field to enter your credit card information at the bottom of the window.
It’s convenient to enter your card information at this point if you want to register with the paid version.

After filling the required fields, press the ‘SIGN UP‘ button at the bottom of the page to create your account.

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Dimensiva won’t send any confirmation e-mail, but it displays the ‘ACCOUNT‘ button in red in the top right corner of the screen when you successfully logged in.

How to create your account #4

Once you logged in, ‘My Page’ is displayed as shown below.
Since I logged in as a free member this time, it looks different from the one for a paid member. For a free member, it simply shows the receipt and the instruction to upgrade.

Below that, The personal information you entered is shown.

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About paid membership

There are some benefits for a paid member, as follows.

Free membership

  • Unlimited access to free models
  • Unlimited downloads for free models

  • Unlimited access to free models
  • Unlimited downloads for free models
  • Unlimited access to PRO models
  • Unlimited downloads for PRO models
  • Downloading from home page
  • No advertisements

For paid membership,  the price varies only with the duration, so all the options share the same benefits. It sounds very convenient if you just want to try using it.

Price list

 

How to find models in Dimensiva

This time I use this website as a free member.

There are two methods to find models.
The first one is ‘Search by Category’. Click one of the category names in the red box below to find the corresponding models.

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Another method is ‘Search by Keyword’.
Click the ‘magnifying glass’ button next to the ABOUT button, then it brings up the search box at the top centre of the screen. Enter a keyword and press the ‘Enter’ key to search.

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Since I download a model as a free member this time, let’s download a model from ‘FREE 3D MODELS‘.

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Download a model from Dimensiva

Once you have created your account, let’s download a model. This time let’s download a camera highlighted in the red box below.

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The detail is displayed by clicking the model name. Press the download button to start downloading.

Check the texture information at this point. Dimesiva supports textures with Vray used, so please be aware that the 3D software that doesn’t support Vray cannot read the texture information.

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The downloaded files are shown below. There are two model files (FBX and OBJ). The zip file contains the compressed textures.

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Next, let’s import this downloaded camera model to STYLY.

Import the downloaded model to STYLY

After getting the 3D model prepared, check the final state by importing it to STYLY.
Log in to STYLY and create a VR space. Refer to the article from here to create your STYLY account.

 

STYLY top page

Press the asset button (①) and click ‘3D Model’ (②) to open the ‘import’ screen.
Once you imported the model, click the added model from ‘My Models’.

STYLY – 3D model import screen

Since STYLY cannot import the texture information of Vray (As of 24th July 2019), we just check the model this time.

Although the texture is disappointedly lost, the model itself looks imported flawlessly.

The 3D model of camera

How did you find this tutorial?

It’s a stylish 3D model website with simple interfaces and high-quality models. In my view, paid membership would be better to make good use of this site, allowing to access to more models.