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Autodesk releases fun free iPad sculpting app

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Autodesk has released a new iPad sculpting app, 123D Sculpt.

The app, which is currently available for free, offers basic sculpting and detailing tools. The geometry can be textured by importing images or capturing them with the iPad 2 camera and ‘stencilling’ them onto its surface.

123D Sculpt offers 17 base models. Five further packs of four are available from the App Store for $0.99 each.

With no option to export the geometry in a format other software can read, don’t expect to be using it in a professional context any time soon – but it looks like being great fun on train journeys.

The new app forms a sister product to 123D, the entry-level hard-surface design and modelling software Autodesk released in beta earlier this year.

Download 123D Sculpt from the App Store

Visit the 123D Sculpt website

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  • Tom

    Can the ipad sculpt be opened on the Autodesk 123D desktop software, and exported from there?

  • I doubt it, since the desktop app is really an entry-level industrial design package: the file formats in which it exports are for CAD or 3D printing (DWG, DXF, STEP, STL and so on). I haven’t used the sculpting app, tho, so maybe someone else could confirm that?

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