Retractableawnings.com Launches Exclusive Web-Based 3d-Rendering Tool and Tutorial for Easier Online Shopping

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RetractableAwnings.com is launching an exclusive web-based tool to make selecting a retractable awning online even easier, offsetting the biggest difficulty with purchasing a retractable awning sight unseen. Their Proprietary 3D Rendering Tool, http://www.retractableawnings.com/3D-rendering-technology.html, allows users to upload a picture and easily design the awning, size, valance, size, fabric, and position. Similar, commercial-level software has been available for awning manufacturers, but no other awning retailer has ever offered a similar image rendering tool to the public. Additionally, RetractableAwnings.com has created a 3D Rendering Tool Tutorial, at http://www.retractableawnings.com/tutorial.htm, to make this exclusive tool even easier to use.

Customers will become educated enough to make a great decision.

RetractableAwnings.com is launching a new web-based tool to make selecting a retractable awning or retractable patio cover system online even easier. One of the biggest difficulties with purchasing an awning online is visualizing what the end result will look like; this is greatly simplified by the Proprietary 3D Rendering Tool, which allows users to upload a picture of their home, commercial building, recreational vehicle or trailer and then design and "attach" the awning or patio cover with ease. The customer can change the size, fabric color or pattern, valance style, trim color, angle and position with ease allowing for a multitude of options.

"Our major goal for the tool is that a customer gets to see a visual of what it's going to look like," said Eric Scop, Vice President of Sales and Internet Marketing for RetractableAwnings.com. No other awning company has ever offered a similar web based image rendering tool to the public.

Scop remembers a man who wanted to buy a single, large awning; RetractableAwnings.com created several 3D renderings for him, including a few images of smaller, more versatile awnings spaced apart. The customer liked the alternate design, and Scop realized how useful a simple web based tool would be for customers.

"It's a great tool because you can position the awning over a window, over a sliding door, over a French door to see what's going to look best in appearance and function," Scop added. "Customers will become educated enough to make a great decision." This education is especially important with virtual awning manufacturers like RetractableAwnings.com, which offers a dozen frame styles, over 500 fabrics, and a half-dozen valance styles.

This exclusive 3D rendering tool, available at http://www.retractableawnings.com/3D-rendering-technology.html, is designed for simplicity and easy use. (Simple registration is required before the tool can be used.) Some of the features include:

  •     A very simple and attractive user interface for people to upload photos of their home, business, recreational vehicle or trailer and create design images of different retractable awning or patio cover styles, sizes, and locations.
  •     Options for different kinds of awning frames, valance styles, trim colors and fabrics.
  •     A Fabric Selector tool to filter through over 500 fabric options by color, pattern, and manufacturer.
  •     Save and retrieve options so that multiple 3D rendering images can be saved for future use and easy evaluation.
  •     Ability to generate a cost estimate based on the rendered retractable awning.
  •     Compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  •     A Flash tutorial, less than five minutes long, which offers fast and complete walkthrough their 3D Rendering Tool.
  •     Ability to email a 3D rendering to a friend, coworker or relative for a 2nd opinion

The Flash tutorial, available at http://www.retractableawnings.com/tutorial.htm, makes it even easier to use the 3D Rendering Tool. The tutorial goes through simple steps for uploading the background house image, selecting awning styles, setting valance and fabric options, and changing sizes. Please note that Adobe Flash is required to run the tutorial; to download Adobe Flash player for FREE visit
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

RetractableAwnings.com's Proprietary 3D Rendering Tool make it easier than ever to design and find the right retractable awning online; the 3D Rendering Tool Tutorial makes this new tool even easier to use.

Retractableawnings.com has been shipping all types of RETRACTABLE sun, wind and rain protection systems to residential, commercial and institutional customers worldwide since 1998. Products manufactured include but are not limited to retractable lateral arm awnings, retractable window awnings, retractable vertical drop awnings, retractable telescoping awnings, retractable patio cover systems, retractable canopy awnings and retractable side arm awnings. All products are available with wind, rain, motion and sun sensors. For more information, call 305-628-2424 or 1-866-GET AWNINGS (1-866-438-2964) or visit http://www.retractableawnings.com.

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