Taking advantage of the continued growth of the Internet as a business tool, Applet3D company has been working in this area for two years and has developed several innovations for the stone industry. The first one is a “3D Showroom” that can display a kitchen in a three-dimensional view on a Web page. With help of the “3D Showroom” Web site, visitors can design their own kitchens by changing colors of countertops, cabinets, backsplashes, floors, ceilings, walls, doors and windows. Additionally, the user can “walk” through the kitchen in real time. An example of this can be found at: http://www.applet3d.com/Applets/3DShowroom.html on the Internet.

The second one is 3D Edges. This software shows edge profiles in a three-dimensional view on a Web site, and it gives the customer full control of how the edgework will look when completed. They can also apply different stone colors to a given edge profile. An example of this can be found at: http://www.applet3d.com/Applets/3DEdge_ME.html on the Internet.

Applet3D reports that companies such as DuPont, All Granite & Marble Corp, CaesarStone and others have already used these tools on their Web sites.

For more information, visit: www.applet3d.com.