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CartMagician Platform

The CartMagician platform allows you to create 3D and augmented reality content and experiences for websites, in particular e-commerce sites and products. It automates the process of converting 3D models and 2D imagery into 3D and augmented reality files including USDZ, GLB, web-embeds and configuration tools that you can copy and paste directly onto your website or online store. Customers can view generated WebAR content using their web-browser as they brouse your store online.

CartMagician specialises in developing 3D and AR product visualisation, WebAR conversion tools, API integration and plugins that make it easy to use augmented reality for online shopping.

CartMagician helps e-commerce store owners, product managers and online business owners engage more customers and increase sales through immersive, virtual showrooms where their visitors can view products in their own environment any time, and anywhere.

Providing customers with the perfect web-based visualization tool to view products online including artwork, photography, and other retail products that benefit tremendously by allowing customers to interact with life-size representations in 3D and augmented reality as they shop online.

CartMagician is a cloud-based platform that streamlines the process of creating hyper-realistic, augmented reality content for the mobile web by converting 2D images and 3D models you already have. CartMagician features easy-to-use Web AR tools for creating and configuring different 3D and augmented reality experiences for web and mobile. Powerful export options that are automatically generated, making it easy for user to add content to their site, a wide range of 3D product templates to replicate real products in a 3D and augmented reality world including artwork frames in many different finishes, multiple flooring types, walls, rugs, cushions, everyday retail products and more. The result is WebAR ready USDZ and/or GLB files, web embeds, hosted URLs, QR codes, 3D and WebAR viewers that can be easily uploaded directly to your website or eCommerce store.

Because CartMagician uses WebAR, customers don’t need to download an app to view the product in augmented reality – they just open the browser on their device and view. Read more about WebAR.

Yes, we do. The free 14-day free trial gives you full access to the entire platform with free AR conversion credits to start converting 2D and 3D files into WebAR content. You will need to upgrade to a full subscription when you are ready to start adding content to your site.Sign up for your free trial today.

You can connect CartMagician to almost any web or eCommerce platform including but not limited to Wordpress, Shopify, WebFlow, Weebly, Wix, SquareSpace, ZenFolio, Magento, BigCommerce, Volution, BigCartel, WooCommerce and other popular platforms.

CartMagician offers an eBusiness API plus full integration with Shopify AR and a purpose built WooCommerce AR plugin for customers. Both are available as add-ons to the CartMagician platform.

If you have any questions or need help using CartMagician you can submit a support ticket via the Help Desk, view FAQs, read our getting started guide or watch video tutorials.

Yes we do. CartMagican has two main ways to connect 3D and augmented reality to your site. 'CartMagician Connect' which is a easy to install script that you copy and paste to your website.

The second way is via the CartMagician eBusiness API which integrates directly into your web or eCommerce platform of choice to do the heavy lifting and so you can send and recieve 2D, 3D and augmented reality content to your site ready for customers to view.

To learn more about API integration please contact the team at CartMagician.

Yes. CartMagician’s AR converter allows you to create both USDZ and GLB files from 2D image files you already have in JPEG or PNG format.

The CartMagician 2D to 3D AR conversion tool is great if you sell 2D products, patterns and designs such as artwork, photography, floor coverings like rugs, or other designs that require 2D visuals like t-shirts, soft coverings and wallpaper.

CartMagician also helps customers who already have 3D models of their products convert the 3D file into USDZ and GLB file formats.

Yes. CartMagician’s AR converter allows you to create both USDZ and GLB files from standard 3D models you already have including FBX, OBJ, GLTF formats.

The CartMagician 3D to AR conversion tool is great if you sell 3D products such as furniture, commercial products, lighting, whitegoods, plants, building products, the list is endless.

CartMagician also helps customers who sell traditional 2D products such as artwork, photography, floor coverings like rugs, or other designs that require 2D visuals like t-shirts, soft coverings and wallpaper, converting them into USDZ and GLB file formats ready to view in AR.

Absolutley. You have a host of different AR and 3D viewer export options to choose from that are automatically generated by CartMagician when you convert a file. Simply copy and paste to your website and view.

Yes you can. All uploaded media is saved securely to your account ready for when you need it. Every AR conversion created is saved to your AR Projects Gallery ready to be edited, saved or shared by you or your team at any time via our easy-to-use, browser-based online AR content platform.

No, that’s not our thing. CartMagician provides easy to-use WebAR conversion tools, AR cloud hosting and streamlined workflows for creating hyper-realistic, augmented reality content for the mobile web by converting 2D images and 3D models you already have.

Our aim is to make the business of outputting AR easy to use – no web development, coding or 3D design experienced is needed. That means you’ll save time and money on manual 3D modelling and start selling beautiful products faster.

Getting Started with CartMagician

Yes please. This email confirms that you are a genuine sign up. If you are registering for a free trial or paid plan you will need to verify your email first to commence your CartMagician subscription.

Connecting your website involves generating an individual code snippet for your website then pasting the CartMagician script into the HEAD section of every page that you wish to add augmented reality content to, and then verifying your installation.

To begin, log in and then under settings select ‘Connect your website’.

Follow this link to Connect WebAR your Website

We take you through this process step-by-step in this video tutorial.

Yes. We have a growing set of Getting Started Guides that you can read and follow in addition to video tutorials and the CartMagician Help Desk.

Creating and viewing GLB & USDZ files for WebAr

Yes. CartMagician’s AR converter allows you to create both USDZ and GLB files from 2D image files you already have in JPEG or PNG format.

The CartMagician 2D to 3D AR conversion tool is great if you sell 2D products such as artwork, photography, floor coverings like rugs, or other designs that require 2D visuals like t-shirts, soft coverings and wallpaper.

CartMagician also helps customers who already have 3D models of their products convert the 3D file into USDZ and GLB file formats.

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Size always matters when it comes to 3D design, especially if you intend for them to be viewed on mobile devices.

When it comes to WebAR file size limits 18-20MB should be your cap however, 5-10MB is actually a better limit for an experience to run smoothly in a mobile browser on most devices with a decent internet connection.

The file size of a 3D AR experience is generally the sum of the number of polygons, and the materials and textures used, and the length and complexity of any animations (when used), which all translates to the quality of the image and how realistic the objects appear.

Knowing your limits will have a significant effect on what you can and cannot do in terms of reaching your goal.

Absolutely. CartMagician has a host of different export and confuration tools that you can to use for your web or e-Commerce site. Visit CartMagician AR Tools to review some of the time-saving WebAR tools, configurators and automatically generated exports that the CartMagician platform provides for users. No experience or 3D skills required to use.

Working with GLB files

GLB is a 3D file format that’s used in augmented reality (AR) and web applications because it supports motion and animation. Another advantage of the format is its small size and fast load times.

WebAR is short for Web-based Augmented Reality, which is an augmented reality experience held within a webpage. This means all consumers have to do is navigate to the webpage URL to view an augmented reality experience through any iOS or Android (GLB) smartphone camera.

CartMagician exports GLB files that can be viewed on your Android device using a standard website browser including Google Chrome, Edge or Firefox. You don’t need to download any apps.

CartMagician accepts all standard industry file formats including;

  • FBX to GLB
  • GlTF to GLB
  • OBJ to GLB
  • ABC to GLB

Include your textures and materials or baked into the scene for best performance ready to upload and convert into WebAR GLB format.

3D applications including CAD based design programs, Blender and 3DS Max all have the ability to export models in the correct file formats ready to upload into CartMagician. You an also download models from 3D libraries in compatible formats ready for upload.

Absolutely. When you convert a file into GLB format, CartMagician automatically generates mutiple ways to export. These include WebAR embeds, 3D previewers, hosted URLs, QR codes, iFrames web embeds, configurable colour, model and texture variant tools, add hotspots and more.

CartMagician makes it easy for any user to convert and add 3D and augmented reality to their website. You can configure to suit your needs then simply copy and paste the auto generated GLB exports to your website or eCommerce platform ready to view.

When it comes to saving your images ready for uploading into CartMagician 2D converter you will want the best quality image possible.

Unfortunately not. But you can use CartMagician’s 3D Converter for 3D models into GLB format.

Yes. The GLB format supports data like textures, shaders, and geometry/animation when they are contained in a single file.

Yes. When creating your 3D model using an application like Blender, CAD applications or 3DS Max for example, you can set the size and scale so that it matches the real world item when viewed in AR. Simply export for 3D file at the desired size and upload into CartMagician.

Review the CartMagician Platform Getting Started Guide for detailed information.

Yes. You can upload your 2D images in either JPEG and PNG file formats using the 2D to AR Converter select a 3D template to house your image then convert and export into GLB format.

Working with USDZ files

A USDZ file is a web-based 3D AR file format which is viewable as AR content on a website known as WebAR when you click on it while browsing the web or shopping online using an iOS device. Created by Pixar, USDZ is a rich format that can display vivid and detailed objects as well as animations.

Built-in apps on Apple devices, such as Safari web browser, Messages, Mail, News, and Notes, use AR Quick Look to display USDZ files of virtual objects in 3D or AR on iPhone and iPad.

What’s great about USDZ is that you can export USDZ straight out of CartMagician and view directly in Safari and Chrome web browsers on all new Apple devices with iOS 12+ and beyond.

CartMagician accepts all standard industry file formats including;

  • FBX to USDZ
  • GLB to USDZ
  • GlTF to USDZ
  • OBJ to USDZ
  • ABC to USDZ

Include your textures and materials or baked into the scene for best performance ready to upload and convert into WebAR USDZ format.

3D applications including CAD based design programs, Blender and 3DS Max all have the ability to export models in the correct file formats ready to upload into CartMagician. You an also download models from 3D libraries in compatible formats ready for upload.

Absolutely. When you convert a file into USDZ format, CartMagician automatically generates mutiple ways to export. These include WebAR embeds, 3D previewers, hosted URLs, QR codes, iFrames web embeds, iFrames with ApplePay buttons during AR experience, configurable colour, model and texture variant tools, add hotspots and more.

CartMagician makes it easy for any user to convert and add 3D and augmented reality to their website. You can configure to suit your needs then simply copy and paste the auto generated USDZ exports to your website or eCommerce platform ready to view.

Yes, you can. You can include animations in your USDZ file ready to be viewed on the mobile web. This is great for highlighting product features, displaying installation prompts, or creating a memorable AR experience ready to share.

Yes. When creating your 3D model using an application like Blender, CAD applications or 3DS Max for example, you can set the size and scale so that it matches the real world item when viewed in AR. Simply export for 3D file at the desired size and upload into CartMagician.

Review the CartMagician Platform Getting Started Guide for detailed information.

Yes, you can. CartMagician exports USDZ files in several ways. You can export them as a WebAR viewer or iFrame and view an interactive 3D preview on your web page. You can also see a 3D preview when viewing on an Apple mobile device in 3D AR mode providing a great way to show customers the close-up detail of your product.

CartMagician exports USDZ files to a growing list of Apple iPhone and iPad devices.

Support for viewing USDZ files in AR is built directly into iOS and iPadOS, so you can experience AR not only from an app, but also within Safari, Mail, Messages, Files and more using AR Quick Look.

For a complete up to date list of Apple iOS devices using ARKit technology please visit: https://www.apple.com/au/ios/augmented-reality

AR requires an iOS or iPadOS device with iOS 12+ or later or iPadOS, and an A9 chip or later.

Yes. The USDZ format supports data like textures and geometry/animation when they are contained in a single file.

Yes. Simply upload your model in any of the compatible formats and convert to export in the USDZ format.

Unfortunately not. But you can use CartMagician’s 3D Converter for 3D models into USDZ format.

Yes. You can upload your 2D images in either JPEG and PNG file formats using the 2D to AR Converter select a 3D template to house your image then convert and export into USDZ format.

Using 3D Templates for WebAR

AR Templates are 3D models of common items – picture frames, art canvas, wallpaper, rugs, t-shirts, cushions – that house your 2D images, patterns, textures and designs, bringing it to life for your customers.

AR Templates eliminate repetitive, time-consuming 3D modelling tasks by allowing you to apply the same 3D model to unlimited product designs without re-constructing the design each time.

One 3D product template can be used for your entire product range so you can replicate and grow your 3D augmented reality product library fast. Plus, using the same template keeps your brand’s look and feel consistent across your website.

Our free 3D template library contains a host of different 3d models suited to artists, photographers, interior designers, commercial products like flooring and wall products, curtains and cushions to name a few. Templates can be created from almost any product and best suited to items that are commonly repeated with different designs, images or patterns.

Contact 3D Template support if you would like to know more.

Yes. 3D Templates are what transform your images from a flat image into a realistic 3D product experience and form a key component of the conversion process. Creating life-size representations of products generally view as 2D on a website.

Yes you can. Use the 3D Template Creator to upload your own 3D model, select the swapable mesh element then save as a new 3D AR template. Once saved you can open the 2D to AR Converter and select your new templates from the Custom Template section to retrieve and use your new static 3D template.

Need a 3D template that automatically scales in size? Contact CartMagician 3D support to let them know your 3D product template needs.

Yes. We offer a range of pre-built templates for you to choose from. If you can’t find one that meets your needs, we can create a custom template for a one-off fee or if you have a 3D model already you can upload to the 3D Template Creator to configure your own.

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Absolutely. CartMagician’s automation takes care of resizing, applying the new design, converting and outputting perfectly optimised AR files.

This means a single AR template can be transformed into unlimited SKU variants showing different designs in a matter of seconds without the need of individual 3D editing to create each product item.

Absolutely. CartMagician Bulk 2D to AR Conversion tool does all the work for you. Simply upload your images, select the desired template and convert. Saving you time and eliminating the repetitive 3D model workflows.

Converting 2D image files into 3D & Web AR

You can use any JPEG or PNG image that you’d like to turn into a WebAR file.

The maximum upload file size for JPEG or PNG images is 4Mb uncompressed. The lower the file size the quicker the load time and therefore a better user experience for your customers.

As a guide we recommend the longest edge of your image be 1000-1500 pixels in length at 150-200 dpi. Clean, sharp and true-to-colour images provide the best results.

Yes, definitely. Please crop your image to size and to ratio before uploading.

If you are photographing your artworks or using your existing online images, please crop and remove any excess detail including backgrounds or drop shadows if used.

There are a number of online tools that will help you remove the white background on images including image editing applications such as Photoshop. Once the background has been removed you can then save the image as a PNG file with transparent background.

Upload the PNG into the 2D converter then use either the decal, tattoo or t-shirt template to convert your file and view the design.

Yes. We recommend using PNG files for any designs that require no backgrounds. For example logos, tattoos or vehicle decals.

Absolutely. From the 2D converter page select the Dropbox icon and follow the on screen steps to connect Dropbox to your CartMagician account.

Absolutely. From the 2D converter page select the Google Drive icon and follow the on screen steps to connect your Google Drive account to your CartMagician account.

No. CartMagician users the exact same image that you upload into the platform. We do this to keep the integrity of the original works.

Absolutely. Your data is safe with us.

Your uploaded documents are stored behind a security gateway to only allow authorized access to the account holder.

  • AES-256 encryption of data
  • Security checks of our platform are preformed regularly

Yes. This is best done by you prior to uploading into CartMagician. This way your branding is maintained and the watermark is positioned in the correct location.

Converting 3D files into WebAR

CartMagician accepts all standard 3D formats including OBJ, FBX, GLB, GLTF, and ABC.

Yes. Please make sure that you have baked your textures and materials into your model prior to uploading.

For further information please refer to the CartMagician Platform Getting Started Guides for helpful information, links and video tutorials.

Using your 3D application of choice, save your GLTF file and assets into a single folder. Make sure that they remain linked to your 3D model, then drag and drop it onto the CartMagician 3D converter.

For further information please refer to the CartMagician Platform Getting Started Guides for helpful information, links and video tutorials.

The maximum file size limit for upload is currently set to 25Mb uncompressed. CartMagician recommends keeping your files as small as possible when viewing on the web. This helps reduce loading times.

Yes. Make sure that materials and textures are baked so that they remain linked to your 3D model, then drag and drop onto the CartMagician 3D converter.

For further information please refer to the CartMagician Platform Getting Started Guides for helpful information, links and video tutorials.

Here’s a couple of quick tips to reduce model file sizes to better optimize your AR viewing experience.

  • Use smaller image textures. These can be saved down to 1024 x 1024px, often with no loss of image quality to the final render.
  • Save a JPEG where possible.
  • Simplify meshes (remove polygons). The more vertices you have in camera, the more time it takes to render.
  • Remove doubles or use the decimator mesh edit feature.
  • Remove subdivision surface and multiresolution modifiers.

We recommend swapping the 4K textures to 2K or lower to instantly bring down the file size. This will help optimise your files and ultimately provide a much better AR experience when viewed on the mobile web without losing quality.

Our team uses 3DS Max which is good for optimizing and baking textures and then exporting into CartMagician.

glTF minimizes both the size of 3D assets, and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use those assets. glTF defines an extensible, common publishing format for 3D content tools and services that streamlines authoring workflows and enables interoperable use of content across the industry.

No. CartMagician users the exact same 3D file that you upload into the platform. We do this to keep the integrity of the original 3D works.

Absolutely. Your data is safe with us.

Your uploaded documents are stored behind a security gateway to only allow authorized access to the account holder.

  • AES-256 encryption of data
  • Security checks of our platform are preformed regularly

Troubleshooting

Please ensure that you have connected your Website to CartMagician to enable the WebAR functionality. Log in to cartmagician.com then under settings select ‘Connect your website’

Follow this link to Connect WebAR your Website

This is a common problem with some 3D modelling applications including SolidWorks and Keyshot. The same misalignment problem can also occur when you place files in Blender, Unity or Unreal.

There is an easy fix (well documented online) – simply select the components of your model and reset all transforms to ‘0’. Start with the components that are misaligned. Once this is done you can also reset the world origin ‘0’ so that your model is centered when viewed. This will correct the positioning and make sure that your components are not misaligned when converting in CartMagician.

For further information please refer to the CartMagician Getting Started Guides for helpful information, links and video tutorials.

Compatibility with Web & e-Commerce Platforms

CartMagician is extremely powerful and will connect seamlessly to any eCommerce that allows HTML code snippets to be added.

Connecting your website involves generating an individual code snippet for your website then pasting the CartMagician script into the HEAD section of every page that you wish to add augmented reality content to, and then verifying your installation.

To begin, log in and then under settings select ‘Connect your website’.

Follow this link to Connect WebAR your Website

We take you through this process step-by-step in this video tutorial.

Absolutely. Our eBusiness and Enterprise plans come with a powerful API that can be customised to suit your needs. CartMagician will provide all the backend support and seamlessly process files to your website ready for customers to view in 3D and augmented reality. For further deatils on API's please contact the CartMagcian API Support team.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your Squarespace website to CartMagician by logging in and using the 'CartMagician Connect' script then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your WIX website to CartMagician by logging in and using the 'CartMagician Connect' script then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your WebFlow website to CartMagician by logging in and using the 'CartMagician Connect' script then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. There are two ways to connect and use CartMagician on Shopify. You can use the CartMagician AR app available on the Shopify app store which integrates directly with Shopify. CartMagician has fully automated the process meaning that you can do everthing from within your Shopify store.

The second integration method is by simply connecting your Shopify store website to CartMagician by logging in and using CartMagician Connect' then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

For more deatials on the CartMagician AR app for Shopify AR please click here.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your Weebly website to CartMagician by logging in and using CartMagician Connect' then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your WordPress website to CartMagician by logging in and using CartMagician Connect' then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. There are two ways to connect and use CartMagician to WooCommerce shopping sites. You can use the CartMagician Pro for WooCommerce AR plugin available here which integrates directly into WooCommerce products by adding USDZ and GLB media files or via hosted URL links.

The second integration method is by simply Connect your WooCommerce website to CartMagician by logging in and using CartMagician Connect' then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

For more deatials on the CartMagician Pro for WooCommerce AR plugin please click here.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your Magento eCommerce store to CartMagician then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your BigCommerce website store to CartMagician then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your Volution eCommerce store to CartMagician then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

Absolutely. Simply Connect your BigCartel eCommerce store to CartMagician then use any of CartMagician’s export options to simply add WebAR to your website.

CartMagician WebAR Plugins

CartMagician offers seamless WebAR integrations for eCommerce and general business websites. CartMagician Pro for WooCommerce is a purpose-built plugin for WooCommerce customers, however the CartMagician Platform outputs WebAR integrations for all major website CMS and eCommerce platforms.

CartMagician Pro for WooCommerce plugin adds augmented reality (or AR) content and functionality seamlessly into your WooCommerce online store.

The plugin integrates directly into your WooCommerce store, enabling you to quickly add and manage AR content in USDZ and GLB file formats, including 3D previews.

Absolutely.

For website owners, adding augmented reality content to your WooCommerce products is as easy as copy and pasting a URL or uploading a media file (USDZ or GLB file formats).

For customers, viewing AR enabled content on your product pages just requires them to tap on the ‘View in your Space’ button on their device. Customers can view products for sale at 1:1 scale, place products directly into their own surroundings to get a true sense of how great your products are and then, best of all, buy products all from within your website!

Yes. CartMagician Pro for WooCommerce plugin is compatible with USDZ files for Apple iOS Quicklook users and GLB for Android users. Users can upload their own USDZ and GLB files or if you are using the CartMagician platform add the hosted URLs generated by the platform export settings.

Yes. CartMagician Pro has a fully functional WooCommerce Store that you can view and test different types of Web AR content. Visit the demo site now to see how it looks. In addition you can review the CartMagician Pro plugin video tutorials to understand how easy it is to add WebAR content to WooCommerce websites.

Absolutely. Please visit our pricing and plans page for more details.

Unfortunately, not. You need to renew your subscription plan to continue using the CartMagician Pro and to continue to receive ongoing updates. This ensures you continue to offer your customers great augmented reality experiences when they visit your website.

Due to the nature of digital goods we don't offer a free trial download for CartMagician Pro plugin extension to WooCommerce.

CartMagician Pro has a fully functional WooCommerce Store that you can view and test different types of Web AR content. Visit the demo site now to see how it looks.

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