Interactive Online 3D Installation Explainer

An Interactive 3D Installation Instruction

An interactive 3D rainwater system installation instruction for Web and mobile

Ruukki Corporation, headquartered in Helsinki, is Finland’s largest manufacturer of steel constructions and products. The company consists of three business areas: construction (Ruukki Construction), engineering (Ruukki Engineering) and metals (Ruukki Metals). Thus, it produces and supplies metal-based components and systems to the construction and engineering industries. Their produce includes such items as cabins and chassis for heavy vehicles, hot rolled steel plates and coils, roofing sheets as well as building and bridge structures.

Ruukki Construction develops high quality roof and rainwater systems. They needed a demo of a guide that would provide the instructions for assembling the rainwater systems via an interactive visual experience, which could be easily accessed and shared on the Web or mobile.

Ruukki partnered with Indeform to create an interactive online demo for installing the rainwater system. We worked closely with the client to create sketches for the sequence of the installation steps and script for the potential scenario. Our 3D artists created 3D models of the rainwater system parts and tools required for assembling the rainwater system. We divided the process of installation into ten separate steps and created preparation and construction animations for each. All 3D assets and textures were then transferred to our customized in-house developed 3D WebGL engine, in which programmers completed the interactive presentation and put everything in place.

Interactive 3D online video explainers on Web browsers is a great way for the users to become active participants in the learning process. Instead of simply watching the installation videos and being passive observers, the viewers get a close to hands-on experience. That is because interactivity offers much more possibilities for delivering virtual content and interacting with it in a number of ways. We are happy to know that, when it comes to our clients’ impressive products, our technologies help their industries greatly improve and bring innovative technologies into presenting them and providing their customers new learning experiences.