the Naledi3d Factory

“…is unique in truly developing the educational potential of VR - by applying with great skill, innovation and imagination, the technology's attributes - including the power of communication using visual metaphors independent of literacy levels or spoken language”
Blair Parkin (2008). MD - Visual-Acuity Ltd, UK


The Naledi3d Factory is Africa’s leading 3D visualisation company.
We are ten years old this year… and are based at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, South Africa.

We create visually interactive content based on Virtual Reality (VR), which alows us to create material that is content, as well as context rich, in realistic and stimulating three-dimensional environments.

Our interactive3d learning object concept (self contained, “localisable” visual learning objects) takes the potential impact even higher levels.

At the Naledi3d Factory, we have successfully used VR to c ommunicate concepts and practices in many areas, such as:

  • Industrial training
  • Safety awareness
  • Rural skills development, for example, agriculture, sanitation and health
  • Heritage
  • New technology concepts


Our partners have included:

  • Independent Development Trust (IDT)
  • WK Kellogg Foundation
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Rand Water Board
  • Freedom Park Trust
  • UNESCO-IICBA (Ethiopia)
  • Metropolitan City of Johannesburg
  • Dept of Labour (National Skills Fund)
  • CSIR
  • National Laser Centre, CSIR
  • SA Department of Communications
  • South African Excellence Foundation
  • City of Roermond (Netherlands)
  • GeoDelft Architects (Netherlands)
  • Techniek Museum (Delft, Netherlands)


We have close ties with Finland, Sweden, Singapore, the USA and UK – but focus our efforts in Africa. We have worked with partners in several countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Sudan, Senegal, Zimbabwe as well as South Africa.

SEE your training show results

  • Wouldn’t you like to train your technical staff faster and more efficiently?
  • Are literacy and language barriers hampering your training outcomes?
  • 3d-Trainer is a new way to help you to develop technical skills and safety awareness - effectively

What can 3d-Trainer do for you?

3d-Trainer is a powerful new way to help build South Africa’s technical and trades skills base. 

In reality, we learn by making mistakes and what better way to make mistakes than virtually, where there’s no risk of damaging equipment, getting hurt or even losing lives?

3d-Trainer taps into the visual capabilities of the human brain, and is a more natural way of learning. Where illiteracy and language barriers can hamper learning, 3d-Trainer offers you a completely new way of getting the message across.

3d-Trainer leads to a greater subject understanding, better comprehension and longer learning retention.

Your technical staff will learn faster and better than ever before!


What is 3d-Trainer?

When a process or concept is explained to us, we picture it in our minds.

3d-Trainer takes advantage of this through digital computer techniques to show learners potential outcomes visually – they can SEE as well as DO.

3d-Trainer is based on realistic interactive 3d imagery and can be made up of one or many modules each addressing one or more related training concepts.

The power of 3d-Trainerlies in the fact that the learner can be SHOWN the correct process or best practice (safety training for example) while being given visual feedback on their actions during the learning process.

The power of 3d-Trainer lies in the learner being SHOWN the correct process or practice (safety training for example) while getting visual feedback on their actions.

Not only can learners be shown……but they can also SEE and DO.
The consequences of making mistakes become obvious.

Let’s work together to see how 3d-Trainer can help you to better achieve YOUR technical training initiatives:

  • Flexible – just in time learning
  • Time and cost effective
  • Improved comprehension and learning retention
  • Implicit learning – linked to multi-skilling
  • Customizable to address YOUR needs
  • Share generic learning content – lowering your investment
  • Improve productivity with less down-time.

Application Areas

  • Technical skills development
  • Adult-based Education and Training - ABET
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Apart from imparting knowledge and building skills, 3d-Trainer can also be used in the teaching of new techniques / processes, using new equipment, maintenance and repair as well as troubleshooting.



  • PC-based
  • Supports and builds on your existing training material
  • Self-assessment and progress monitoring options
  • Customizable content - language, branding, text, visual and audiovisual
  • The learners can set their own pace of learning
  • PC-based: only basic mouse skills are required