Product / Published on November 4, 2022
For more than a year now, Ceratec Surfaces has been enabling its professional community members to create renderings with an unprecedented level of realism in a fraction of the time!
Thanks to the technology of Lightbeans, a Canadian company aiming to revolutionize the visualization of surface materials online, it is now possible to access a large library of 3D samples directly from the Ceratec Surfaces website.
Digital samples, also known as eSamples, provide users with an accessible, dynamic and interactive virtual experience that highlights the textures, colors and details of visually complex products such as ceramic, vinyl and natural stone.
All of this to facilitate and accelerate the online pre-selection of materials, and to limit the need for multiple physical samples.
Rock Salt 24″ x 24″ Grey Matt, 3D render by Graph Synergie
Photorealistic 3D textures (3D Tiles™), on the other hand, allow architects and designers to incorporate real materials from local suppliers into their favorite modeling softwares in the blink of an eye.
More than 135 Ceratec Surfaces tiles are currently available in smart textures, on top of many monthly additions!
For each of these SmartTextures, you can choose from a variety of features, maps, resolutions and densities, all true to the format, colour, finish and texture of the actual product.
It is thus possible to obtain a more realistic view of a project, in addition to saving a lot of time in the production of its 3D renderings.
The magic of Lightbeans technology is especially powerful when dealing with light.
In addition to being ultra-precise, the 3D Tile™ textures adapt to different lighting conditions and multiple viewpoints, just like real materials do.
How to use them
Our 3D Tile™ textures can be downloaded in PNG format compatible with the most popular 3D modeling and real-time rendering softwares.
To obtain these SmartTextures, you just need to create an account on the Ceratec Surfaces professional portal. Once logged in, you will be able to use our technological solutions for free, in addition to ordering actual samples and receiving exclusive updates on our new products.