Thursday, October 11th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Model on Android with Scalisoft’s Spacedraw

Scalisoft has released Spacedraw, a new Android app it describes as “the first full-featured 3D modelling software for tablets and smartphones”.

Spacedraw is capable of creating curve, primitive, polygon and patch-based models; and includes fairly extensive texture-mapping, 3D painting and lighting tools.

An innovative control system
Interestingly, the app makes use of both the touch screen and the motion sensor, with the latter being used mainly to move the camera – something that apparently works better if your device has a built-in gyroscope.

Unsurprisingly, you’ll also need at least a 480×800-pixel screen to make the most of the app.

One to play with on the move
The results, as you might expect from an app of this type, are fairly basic – and early feedback on the download page suggests that the UI takes a bit of getting used to – but you do get a range of standard material channels, brush tools, blending modes and light types; and can export models in OBJ format.

Spacedraw is available now for Android 2.2+ via Google Play. It costs $4.99. A free version is also available, but lacks the option to save or export models with more than 1,000 vertices.

Read more about Spacedraw on the Scalisoft website

Download Spacedraw from Google Play