Forum home Mountain biking forum The hub

Bike 3D Configurator 1.1 UPDATE

sokolovsky_nsokolovsky_n Posts: 3
edited March 2015 in The hub
Ur52Vkz.jpg

Project Bike 3d Configurator created so that you can build your existing or future bike with modern technology and 3D graphics. Change components, experiment with colors, see how suspension works, show your friends, create the bike of your dream. In the future, we see the project as a shop or service with which you can easily build and then purchase your bike. Also plans to add other types of bikes, more hardtail, dirt, dh, cross country bikes, road and city bikes.

We make option to paint the components that might be painted by custom colors: bike frame, wheel hub, bike spokes, bike hydrolines, bike rims, bike grips, bike pedals, bike stem, bike handlebar, stem. For such components as: bike fork, bike tyre, bike headset, bike brakes, bike saddle, chain guide, brake rotor, bike shock, derailleur, bike cassette, we leave only those colors that provided by the manufacturer. If you want to see your bike in our configurator, please vote on the project page for a new frame or fork you’d like to see in the future updates.

The project is free for everyone, however it’s future depends directly on your help. So please share an app and your own design with your friends, this is the best contribution you can make for this project. Another way to help us is to leave your feedback on GooglePlay and Apple AppStore.

Bike 3d Configurator is available in a web browser with Unity3d Web Player, Android and IOS devices, see links below.

Project page (web version):
http://www.bikeconfig.com/
GooglePlay:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Elementals.Bike3DConfigurator
Apple AppStore:
https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/bike-3d-configurator/id841415598?mt=8
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU4Hlwgvx5Q
Join us on Facebook page to see latest news and send feedback:
https://www.facebook.com/bikeconfig

Features:
- Change components
- Change colors, frame size, fork travel, wheel size
- Demonstration of fork and frame suspension travel, with actual dimensions
- Save your designs and share them with your friends in social networks

Version 1.1
Whats new:
- Absolutely new bike creator engine with realistic suspension travel
- Fully redesigned UI with new functionality
- Banshee bikes frames
- Demo 8.1 frame
- Fox 40, Pike RCT3, Marzocchi 888 EVO V2 forks
- X0 brakes
- Maxxis, Schwalbe, Mavic tyres
- Kore, Mavic rims
- Avid, Hayes, Hope, Shimano rotors
- A lot of RaceFace, Kore and other components
- 3 backgrounds

Would you like to have a possibility to configure fully a 3D bike before buying it like here? 28 votes

Yes, it’s interesting
85% 24 votes
Think it’s useless
14% 4 votes

Posts

  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Kind of reminds me of my son's video games when he was younger. He designed some really awful cars (although obviously they appealed to a 12 year old.)

    Unless I'm missing a point, wouldn't you need someone to build the things?
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    Just downloaded it. Choice of two frames and two forks. All you do is change is the colours of bars/frame/grips etc. Waste of good internet in my opinion. I dont see the point. Its not fun, useful or interesting so I dont get what it is trying to achieve.

    Now if you could incorporate this with a feature that lets you select all the different components and you had a database of all of the actual weights (not manufacturer weights) then I could see it appealing to weight weenies. But it would take a lifetime to catalogue all of the available parts, which changes every year by the way, all for the sake of a few hundred downloads.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    ...it is a prototype.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    I had a look at this yesterday when I was toying with teaching myself Unity for a similar project, PCs not bikes.

    It needs content, much, much more content, and to be used in conjunction with a new breed of on-line bike shop that is about to emerge along the lines of the gaming PC shops that let you choose all your parts (within reason) for your custom build. I'd like to see better use of Anti-Aliasing and shaders, as ultimately I'd see this as running on a high res-screen in a bike showroom on a high performance PC.

    As a proof of concept it's great but extremely limited. If you could get a company like Specialized Concept Stores interested, import their (probably existing) catalogue of parts and more importantly 3D models and have them use it as a way of letting users customise their bike for in store collection you could have a great product.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    I think its a good concept. A lot of ice hockey manufacturers use similar things to allow customers to pick their own colours and modifications to leg pads before placing a custom order. I'll give the link to give you an idea of what I mean.

    http://chakalhockey.com/THS/THS-presentation.swf
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    Get yourself in with a company, but it looks incredible. Also, be aware of the many online databases that you might be able to tap into such as competitivecyclist.com's bike fit calculator, Weightweenies database of... weights... Linkage database of frame design. There's loads of data out there you might be able to tap into.
  • Hi to all. Bike 3d Configurator updated to version 1.1. Check out first post.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Not been in the hub in ages, this looks like a lot of good work and fun. (i'm a little sad) but i enjoy stuff like this.Good work
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
Sign In or Register to comment.