Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Maide Control: control Maya or 3ds Max via your iPad

An early demo of the Maide Control app. The tool now also supports 3ds Max and Maya.

Maide has updated its Maide Control app, enabling users to control 3ds Max or Maya via an iPad.

Maide Control allows users to pan, zoom or rotate a 3D model or access basic modelling commands via the iPad’s multi-touch screen. The app links wirelessly to a free desktop software component, Maide Connect, which must be installed on the target PC.

Although the system has been described as a replacement for control devices like those produced by 3Dconnexion, we’d see it currently as more of an interactive presentation tool.

As such, it includes options to capture a screenshot of a model to your iPad for reference; or to connect multiple iPads to a model to facilitate design discussions.

Maide Control is available now for $4.99, and requires iOS 4.3 or higher. The app also supports Rhino, SketchUp and SolidWorks.

Maide is also working on an iPod version of the tool, which you can see in action on YouTube.

Visit the Maide Control website

Buy Maide Control from the App Store