3DTin, one of the first ‘in the browser’ 3D modelling products, has been acquired by Canadian startup, Lagoa, who describe themselves as a ‘3D cloud platform’ company.
Lagoa’s main product is a full 3D rendering and collaboration platform based entirely in the cloud, a breakthrough product that attracted $1.6m startup funding earlier this year. The product enables users to collaborate online and has a powerful API to encourage developers to create their own applications. The company said, ‘In addition to supporting 3DTin’s community of young creators and makers, the acquisition will allow Lagoa to improve its scene editing capabilities in its online 3D rendering platform.’
While not so well known as either, 3DTin competes with both Tinkercad (recently resurrected by Autodesk) and Autodesk’s own 123D Design product. Currently a 3D printing native application, 3DTin will now add rendering and scene building tools and will integrate with Lagoa, although the stated intent is to keep the products separate. Jayesh Salvi, 3DTin’s founder, claims that the site has over 100,000 users. Blogging the acquistion, Salvi said, ‘When an app does 3D modelling, the task becomes much more challenging. Only few have dared tackle this problem. 3DTin was one of the earliest ones. With the newly available resources, we are going to tackle more ambitious problems.’