Japan-based Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. recently updated its smart device app known as VR-knit.com. The app was designed to showcase Shima Seiki’s original knit collection as 3D images in virtual space. Designs can be viewed and rotated 360°, and using virtual reality (VR) goggles, can be seen in 3D.
New features on the app include an augmented reality (AR) mode — which allows a virtual model sporting Shima Seiki original knitwear to be viewed within the user’s actual surroundings for a real-world presentation of the design — and an ultra-realistic fabric viewer, which allows a user to view virtual samples in full detail. The free-of-charge app is available for iOS and Android devices as well as Macintosh and Windows personal computers.