Lens is Kraken’s powerful built-in real-time 3D viewer, which allows you to view, rotate, manipulate, and explore 3D models. For more information about Lens, see Lens Real-Time 3D Viewer.
To view an asset in Lens, the asset must be formatted for real-time viewing; see Exporting Lens-compatible content.
You can use Lens to export a 2D image of a 3D asset in any position and with many camera and lighting options. Follow these steps to export an image:
- From the Explore module, click an asset that has a Lens-compatible FBX or GLTF file, such as the model of a parking meter in the following image. Information about the asset opens in the details pane on the right side of the screen:
- At the top right of the details pane, click the Expand icon .
The asset opens in full-screen view, with three tabs at the top of the screen:
- Details: Shows the full metadata about the asset
- Content: Lists all of the asset files
- Lens Studio: 3D asset viewer
- Go to the Lens Studio tab at the top of the page. In Lens Studio, you can manipulate the asset in many ways, including moving, scaling, and rotating the asset with your mouse. You can also use the tabs at the right side of the page to work with the asset in other ways:
- Use your mouse and the tabs to orient and light the asset and then click the Renders tab:
The Renders tab shows the existing 2D images that are available and lets you create new 2D images.
- On the Renders tab, expand WebGL and select a size:
Lens Studio creates the image with a transparent background and adds it to the list of renders. To keep the image, you must save it before you leave the page.
- To download the image, click the download button next to your new render:
- To save the image on Kraken, click the save button next to your new render:
Now your rendered image is saved to Kraken for other people to see and download. You can see the image in the list of renders within Lens and within the files for the asset on the details panel.