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Any Easy To Use Software to Create a Physical Mockup of Your Product?

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mshiddensecret

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Hey guys,

Like everyone, I have a very "cool" idea in mind for a product. I already know my product market and who to target. And I have a design of how it will look like on paper. Now... before I get too invested into this idea and start building it out, I want to test it out by selling it (then refunding it) to people. And to do this, I will like to create a mockup of how the product looks like (advertisement level in quality), publish it on my site, and see if it sells.

Is there any good software out there where I can make something look good? doesn't have to be 100% accurate? I'm researching too but it would be nice to get some ideas from you guys too. Thanks!
 

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MTBnamja

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If you're looking for free options and are set on doing it all yourself, I would suggest Fusion360 for making a 3D model of your part, and then using Blender to make a nice rendering. If you've used any CAD software before, Fusion360 should be easy to learn. Blender, however, has a pretty steep learning curve to get nice renderings.

You may be able to save a lot of time and frustration by finding someone on Fiverr to do a mock-up and rendering, especially if you're just trying to validate your idea and the accuracy is not super important.
 

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I've gone through almost this exact exercise and posted about it here -> Create Your Own Prototypes For Almost Nothing

I tend to prefer doing everything myself as much as possible, but I think in situations like these, you really benefit by playing to your strengths and hiring out your weaknesses. As much as I wanted to learn how to make photo-realistic renders, it was more beneficial to my main goal of testing an idea to simply pay the $20 to have someone else do it. Plus, doing so allowed me to get everything else setup and ready for the test in the meantime.
 
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mshiddensecret

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Thanks for sharing! I will go through the thread. How did your execution play out?
Yeah, I m thinking of just hiring this one out. Too much second guessing myself will lead to nowhere. I need momentum and the best thing to do right now is to throw the product in front of people.
 
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mshiddensecret

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That's quite good! Did you not continue because you had a new idea in mind? I think I would've continued testing more.
What traffic source did you use?
 

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I have used Tinkercad to design basic items. It's an easy to use 3d program. And then you could just 3d print the prototype.
 

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