Threedy.ai a deep tech startup that uses AI and computational geometry to generate 3D content—announced a strategic partnership with LivingStyle, Inc., Japan’s leading provider of 3D visualization technologies for home goods, furniture, and interior design companies. The partnership was facilitated by one of Threedy.ai’s investors, SV Frontier, a Silicon Valley based VC firm that provides strategic investment opportunities to Japanese investors.
Breaking ground in the e-commerce space, the partnership will combine Threedy.ai’s content creation technology and LivingStyle’s simulation technology to enable rich 3D experiences for more than 20 major brands in Japan.
Retailers know that 3D shopping experiences are powerful tools to increase consumer engagement and online sales—particularly with home goods, furniture, and decor. AR-enabled shopping apps offered by Houzz, Wayfair, and Overstock—as well as LivingStyle’s own RoomCo AR —all allow consumers to preview products with AR before purchasing. Just months after launching their AR mobile shopping app, Houzz reported that app users who viewed a product in AR were 11x more likely to make a purchase than those who did not.
However, a major problem continues to prevent online enterprise from making the wide scale and comprehensive leap to AR/VR shopping that the marketplace demands: the expense and difficulty of creating 3D models of SKUs at scale. Fortunately, Threedy.ai is releasing pioneering technologies that can solve this problem and have the potential to transform the AR/VR landscape for enterprise completely.
Threedy.ai’s first product, Threedy Convert™, turns ordinary 2D product photos into quality 3D models automatically and across a growing number of categories. Joined with LivingStyle’s leading 3D visualization technology, Threedy Convert™ will generate exciting 3D shopping experiences for a massive catalog of products offered by LivingStyle’s major clients in the Japanese market.