Published on : Oct 18, 2023
[Laval, 2023-10-10] - In a move that promises to reshape the landscape of the architecture and design industry, Uniboard®, a leading North American manufacturer, has entered into a partnership with Lightbeans, the pioneers of a platform specializing in the digitization of materials and the creation of downloadable Smart Textures (PBR) for use in 3D visualization projects.
Lightbeans, the driving force behind this platform, is known for hosting a library of over 700 PBR textures, setting a new standard for architects, designers and contractors. The platform empowers users to access and download these high-quality textures, facilitating an immersive and realistic design experience that was previously difficult to replicate. This platform has swiftly become a game-changer in the A&D space, changing the way materials are utilized in digital design. With these textures, clients can have a clear understanding of what the finished product will look like and experiment with different design options quickly and cost-effectively. For clients, this reduces the stress and allows better decision-making. Once the right material is selected, it becomes easier to reach out to the right provider in the local market. For architects, this means less time spent on manual texture creation and more on the creative process.
Architects and designers often resort to generic texture bank sites, but the texture files are not specific to the manufacturer, creating a real challenge. Design pros are then forced to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours painstakingly recreating files manually to match the product, often resulting in subpar quality. However, with a calibrated 3D texture file scanned by Lightbeans, architects can significantly improve the quality of their designs, save time and increase the likelihood of the buyer selecting Uniboard products over competitors that do not offer these textures.
Uniboard®, a leader in engineered wood products with an installed capacity exceeding 640 million square feet, is now set to leverage Lightbeans' scanning technology to bring their new collections, Nobella and Eclipse, into the digital realm. Comprising a total of 14 colors, these collections are ready to be integrated into interior projects.
With Uniboard's decision to digitize its Nobella and Eclipse collections, the A&D industry will witness a convergence of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. This partnership will showcase how the Lightbeans platform can seamlessly translate real-world materials into digital assets, facilitating more efficient and creative design processes.
Virtual images created by Lightbeans for Miralis with Uniboard L05 Natura texture:
To commemorate this partnership, Uniboard® and Lightbeans are launching these two collections on the Lightbeans platform. This launch will coincide with "Texture Tuesdays," a weekly event where Lightbeans introduces fresh textures to its ever-expanding library. Design enthusiasts and professionals alike are invited to explore these collections and experience the possibilities of digitized materials. These textures, representing real SKUs of manufacturers, are compatible with leading industry software such as Sketchup, Enscape, Lumion and many more.
Uniboard® and Lightbeans warmly invite other forward-thinking material manufacturers, encouraging them to embrace the Lightbeans platform's potential. By digitizing their materials and joining this dynamic platform, manufacturers can position themselves at the forefront of the A&D industry, connecting with a rapidly growing community of architects, designers and contractors.
"At Uniboard®, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that inspire architects and designers. Our partnership with Lightbeans represents an important step towards enhancing the creative possibilities of industry professionals. By providing access to high-definition scans, we enable architects and designers to bring their visions to life with unrivaled precision and quality. We look forward to seeing the projects realized with Uniboard products take shape thanks to this valuable partnership! " -Laurence Keighan, Marketing Coordinator at Uniboard®
"We are thrilled to partner with Uniboard®, a renowned name in the industry and to demonstrate the capabilities of the Lightbeans platform," said Philippe Hebert, CEO of Lightbeans. "This partnership signifies the platform's ability to bridge the gap between physical and digital materials, unlocking new possibilities of creativity in design."
Uniboard® and Lightbeans believe that this partnership will drive innovation, accessibility and collaboration in the A&D industry, ushering in a new era where creativity knows no limits.
To explore these collections and join the Lightbeans platform, please visit https://lightbeans.com/textures.
About Uniboard®: Uniboard® is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with a commitment to quality and innovation. Their diverse range of materials, including particleboard, fiberboard, TFL (thermally-fused laminate) and HPL (High-Pressure Laminate), cater to various industries, making them a trusted partner in the world of design and construction.
About Lightbeans: Lightbeans is a pioneering technology company dedicated to material digitization. Their platform hosts a vast library of Downloadable Smart Textures (PBR) that empower architects, designers and contractors to bring their visions to life. Commited to accessibility and innovation, Lightbeans is redefining the possibilities of digital design.
Lightbeans offers an impressive array of textures that will give you a hand in your design and architecture projects.View the library
Uniboard Joins Forces with Lightbeans to Revolutionize Material Digitization on Digital Assets Distribution Platform