Design, Paint and Print Monsters With Autodesk's '123D Creature'

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    Autodesk recently released a new iPad app for novice 3D modelers, 123D Creature, which allows creators to use gesture controls to mold monsters out of virtual clay.

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    Creatures are designed from the ground up, with sculpted features and painted-on fur, feathers, and skin. Completed projects can be exported as an image, a 3D model, or printed using a 3D printer.
    123D Creature can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99 on sale. The app is regularly priced at $7.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Design, Paint and Print Monsters With Autodesk's '123D Creature'
     
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    Autodesk must love the App Store. They've got so many (excellent) apps on there now, just goes to show how much of a difference the App Store does make.
     
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    This basically just looks like the creature editor from Spore, which, incidentally, was about the only fun part of that game, in my opinion.
     
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    What a monster!! :O #ballin
     
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    Wow! This is what 3D modelling should be like :D
     
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    I bought it already no second thoughts

    also, that big black gap at the end of the video is very unprofessional
     
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    now just do this for revit.
     
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    come to think of it, pixologic & the other guys that made argento, are seriously left behind
     
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    Spore definitely wasn't the one to invent that. I remember playing with Z-brush circa the year 2000 and it had a feature very much like this app.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    The App Store is awesome in some ways, bad in others. I can't speak to iOS, but with the Mac App Store (MAS), there are a lot of great apps, many of them free, but there's also a lot of junk.

    Note that Autodesk has some nice free apps in the MAS:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/autodesk-inc./id295089690?mt=12
     
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    So after a novice modeler creates a creature in his/her iPad, what will he/she do with it?
     
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    Nothing you cant export them to anything
     
  13. mw360, Feb 15, 2013
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    You can export to OBJ which will get you into any other 3D app, or you can export to a 3D printer. This info from the link in the article. Where did you get yours?
     
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    I've had great fun playing with this app. There are, however, a few little issues that I have with it.

    First off, the app doesn't do a good job of identifying the ground plane, let alone allow you to change it. This isn't that big a deal, until you get around to trying to use the rendering engine, where the ground plane is visible with shadows. You can end up with some funny results...
     

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    Too bad AutoCAD for Mac is a horrible program that causes constant crashes and operating issues! If they can't fix their flagship program, how will they convince anyone to use their other programs?!?
     

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