Graphic design

Wrap objects with 2D graphics

Product designer’s paradise.

Gone are the days of “putting a bird on it”, but sticker application lives on. In reality, all products have some type of stickers as logos, info or certificates that are glued, engraved or lasered on. More importantly, in 3D design adding a sticker also means adding a decal that can wrap the whole object.

The process is the same as it would be in real life. Just drag and drop to add or remove the graphic from any object. With this new update, it is possible to apply stickers, logos, branding and patterns in one location or on a whole surface. As easy it is to put on, that is how easy it is to remove with the magnet-like behavior.

Why is this important?

In Vectary the difference between stickers and decals becomes even smaller. It is not about the material of the graphic, but about the space where it is added. A sticker is usually smaller than the space it occupies, while a decal can be wrapped around different geometries. The old process would require UV Unwrapping. A step in the workflow that can be time consuming and tricky. This update simplifies this process. At the end, share your designs by embedding them directly on the web or send a link.

Why designers will love it

Product mockups

Creating product or UX mockups with customized branding is switching gears, making it fast and easy. Three ways to speed up production:

  1. Import your own 3D object or use numerous mockups available in the Vectary Elements library. Just add them to the canvas, adjust the position, composition and color.
  2. Import a graphic file or drag and drop it onto the canvas. Even better, use Figma to create the image, copy the Figma frame link and paste it to Studio. Connect it via a token and it will be in Vectary. By syncing it this way, any changes you make in Figma will be visible in Vectary without the need to re-upload. Just press the sync button.
  3. The fun starts with animated stickers. It is possible to add lotties to the material to make them move, adding a new dimension to any surface.

Realistic graphic details

Adding realistic graphic details to your 3D design as stickers not only speeds up the creation process, but it offers a chance to increase the overall quality. The sticker details make the design, changing the overall mood. It elevates it from just plain geometry to a premium quality product. The sticker details sell it. Some ideas to think about:

  1. Use various materials that are reflective or metallic. Select them from the Basic and Advanced material Settings, the same way as you would on any 3D object. They can even shine with emission and bloom effect.
  2. Create details that add dimension like embossed logo, number, or code.
  3. Add functional elements like UI, instructions, or signifiers.


While decals usually refer to graphics used for outdoor purposes, it also means that the sticker can be used to completely change the surface of an object. (Think: car body wrapping). This effect can be used for unexpected branding opportunities as well as, simply changing the material without having to unwrap it. Working with complex geometries is always requires iteration, but it is easy to add and remove the decal in order to find the right position.

There is such a satisfaction in simplifying the design process that moves 3D content creation one step closer to real life experience. Try it out and don’t forget that sharing is caring. Tag us with #vectary on any social channel.