The 3D viewer allows you to see a 3D rendering of your game components. It also allows you to see what the printing will look like with varying degrees of drift.
For boxes, the viewer allows you to see what the box will look like when open and closed. For folding game boards and mats, it allows you to see what the board/mat will look like when folded and unfolded.
For dials, you can use the 3D viewer to see how the print will appear on the assembled dial wheels.
For custom dice, you can use the viewer to see how the sides are oriented in relation to each other.
Note that your component images will need to be proofed and approved before you'll see the option for the 3D viewer.
After loading your component images and proofing the images, you will see a "View in 3D" button appear above or beside the "Delete," "Proof," "+ Add Another," and "Duplicate" buttons.
Clicking on the button will open our 3D viewer.
Clicking and dragging the component image will cause it to rotate so you can see how your image(s) will be printed on all sides of the component. Scrolling the mouse wheel will allow you to zoom in and out of the image.
Clicking the "SIMULATE DRIFT" button will allow you to see how much drift can affect the image(s) on the component. Remember that drift can occur in any direction, so using the Randomize Direction button will help you visualize various ways that drift can appear.
When designing images for any product on our site, you will want all text and important parts of the image to fall within the blue dotted safe zone. The area between the blue dotted safe zone and the red cut line could potentially be cut off in print, due to drift. You can find additional information on our Templates page.
The Display button will allow you to toggle the TGC Color Filter to view how your colors may appear in print. It will also allow you to take a screenshot of the component to use when promoting your game. Clicking the Camera Icon will automatically download an image of the component in its current postion.
For boxes, clicking "OPEN BOX" will bring up a slider. Clicking and dragging the slider will take you through the animation of how the box opens
For folding game boards and mats, you can click on "Open," and a slider will appear that will allow you to control an animation of your board/mat opening.
The cube in the upper right of the screen will show the current orientation of the object you are viewing.
For dials, you can click on the "Spin" button to bring up a slider(s) that will allow you to rotate the wheel(s) of the dial in the 3D rendering.
For custom dice, you can click and drag the rendering with your mouse to rotate the die in the viewer, which will allow you to see how the side images are oriented in relation to each other. The cube at the upper right of the screen will show the orientation of the die itself.