123D Sculpt

3D Creation comes to the iPad

Frequent readers of Rapid Ready probably realize that I believe 3D printing is on the verge of changing from prototyping juggernaut to transformative technology. As 3D printers get cheaper, they come into practical reach of more consumers. One of the missing puzzle pieces so far has been an easy way to create 3D images for consumers to print out.

That particular puzzle piece may have been provided by Autodesk 123D Sculpt , an app for the iPad. In place of complex CAD programs, 123D uses the touch screen technology of the iPad to allow users to create 3D images just by drawing them with a finger.

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