Customised production is hot at the moment. A new service allows you to design the print on your own shoes - powered by Blender. ProMotion Studios (Jellibots, Beer Rig, Kajimba, Slimers, Lighthouse ) have done it again!
James Neale wrote:
In mid 2008, ProMotion Studios was commissioned by RYZ Shoes to generate the 3D assets and submission scripting for their new online venture using Blender, an open source 3d modeling and animation package.
The RYZ Wear website allows for budding shoe designers to download a blank colour template, fill it with their own artwork and then submit it back to the website where a 3D preview of the shoe is displayed for other users to vote on. The winning design is then produced in a limited-edition manufacturing run whilst giving the winning designer a share in the profits from the sales.
Blender's unintrusive cross-platform installation and lack of license fees made it a suitable choice for use in an online server-side rendering environment, utilising the Amazon EC2 elastic computing cloud.