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iSculptor modeling app for iPhone/iPad

Friday, May 7th, 2010 | Posted by Leonard Teo

If you’ve been thinking about doing some 3D modeling on an iPhone (or potentially an iPad), check out Lost Pencil’s 3D modeling application iSculptor. The app, though on a small form factor, looks like it has a fairly comprehensive modeling feature set already. Below is a quick introductory video, but if interested, check out the entire set of tutorials over at the iSculptor website.

http://www.lostpencil.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/part1.flv

How to model a chair using iSculptor™

http://www.lostpencil.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/chair.flv

Description from the website:

iSculptor™ is a complete 3d modeling application for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, that allows you to create and modify 3d objects.

Using email, you can email your 3d objects to anyone. With its free sister Macintosh® application, iSculptorNet™, you can import and export 3d models into and out of iSculptor™ (using the Wavefront OBJ file format).

iSculptor™ gives you the ability to create 3d models anywhere! We hope you have as much fun with our app as we do!

Features

  • full unlimited undo capability (undo camera rotation, pan, zoom, 3d element selection, and model editing)
  • rotate, pan, zoom camera
  • limit camera rotation to 45 degree increments for simulation of front, side, back, and top views
  • individual selection of vertices and polygons (additive selection mode)
  • marquee selection of vertices
  • convert vertex selection to polygons and polygon selection to vertices
  • grow polygon selection
  • move vertices and polygons (along the view plane or along polygon normals)
  • align vertices
  • merge vertices
  • split polygon loop
  • triangulate, quadrangulate
  • extrude polygons (combined and individual)
  • scale polygons or vertex selections
  • perspective or orthographic mode
  • wireframe or shaded view
  • models can be made up of different mesh pieces, but all of them must conform to the model limitations

Related Links
Lost Pencil – iSculptor

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  • Mario

    AND THEN WHAT….?
    WHAT A WASTE OF TIME….!

  • Trond E.H.

    I just bougt it on itunes, looks like fun!

  • http://www.lostpencil.com Paul Mikulecky

    And then you export it out to your favorite 3d app on PC/Mac!

  • Chris

    Seriously, no point for modelling but clients could view models, if importing is possible.

  • Andy

    Very good idea but not much point.
    Too many polys for just a basic chair but as Chris said, would be very good to show clients :) and would be quite fun just for messing about on

  • http://www.lostpencil.com Paul Mikulecky

    Seriously, big point for modeling. If you have time to kill waiting for a bus (or what have you) you can be modeling instead of waiting to model once you got to your workstation.

  • beelzebubba

    Bring this to the Android platform.. it will be appreciated there

  • http://www.lostpencil.com Paul Mikulecky

    iSculptorHD is now available for the iPad. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isculptorhd/id378706952?mt=8

  • Chas

    I love how the demo videos are Flash-based. So I can’t view them on an iPad. Oh the irony

  • http://www.lostpencil.com Paul Mikulecky

    Actually if you look again you can see that there are links for mobile users.

  • http://zonesight.com Lawrence Feltcher

    This is a very very cool app. I imported a model to Maya and it work well. Therefore now I have the ability to build simple models or components for larger models, whenever and wherever. As for the people who flame this app, I think they are not really being serious about a mature discussion. If you are an SERIOUS beginner, professional, or hobbiest, and you have an iPhone or iPad, this is a good addition to your tool set. And very easy to learn. In my opinion, it’s like have a piece of Maya in my pocket. This app is only 4.99. The only draw back is the screen size for the iPhone, but that is not the issue. It’s about convience and portability. I hope all 3D artist support this developer.

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