3DFactory is a marketplace for 3D modeling designers built by our team for Augment.com. Augment.com is a well-established provider of the innovative approach in the e-Commerce industry, which is now frequently called A-commerce. Simply put they provide an easy and intuitive way for the online shops and marketplace owners to integrate augmented reality viewer into the product page. Using their viewer the customer can see the product 3D model right within his/her dwelling for better judgment whether the product fits into the customer environment or not.
The Augment - 3DFactory marketplace solves a showstopper bottleneck that any augmented reality service faces - the necessity to establish a large scale production of the 3D models. Augment - 3DFactory solves that by involving third party 3D modelers and modeling agencies using batch jobs. And by implementing this kind of marketplace the cost of each model is dramatically reduced.
The marketplace is inviting only and closed until the registering visitor has been manually assigned to a User role by the Administrator. As the marketplace is meant to isolate the customers from the workers, all the interactions are managed by the admin. The only point of contact for the customer is the admin and the same for the worker. Workers and Customers can’t ever interact directly or see each other on the platform.
The different roles available will define the actions available and the visibility of the jobs. Roles are : Administrator Customer Worker
For the Worker's payout, the PayPal gateway is used. Each 3d model has a price, and the worker can start to work on a single job or take a batch to work.
Also, the project has API and Webhooks implemented on top of the Sharetribe engine by our team. Augment- 3DFactory API created to enable third party applications to trigger the same job processes as the human users can do over the web UI. Augment 3D Marketplace webhooks are designed to work as event listeners registered by third-party applications for a particular Augment 3D user and are called by Augment 3D Marketplace core when a particular event is triggered.