God I love living in an age when advances in technology are completely reshaping the way we create. As little as five years ago people would have laughed if you had told them you were going to create a 3D model on a hand held computer. They would have laughed more if you told them you were going to print a physical 3D object from the same device. Thanks to Autodesk you can actually do this.
I am completely blown away by 123 Creature, and just how powerful this tool is. Seriously, this software is pretty damn amazing. The results it produces are very good, and the fact that you can send your creations to a 3D printer… amazing.
“Now, for the first time, 123D Creature makes it easy for anyone to create a sophisticated creature on an iPad, and then have a 3D print delivered to their doorstep with a few swipes of their finger,” said Samir Hanna, vice president of Consumer Products at Autodesk. “With our 123D family of apps, we strive to put powerful 3D technology into the hands of anyone who wants to be creative, and we look forward to seeing the original creatures people will create and share with the community.”
Australian illustrator/designer/3D modeler Jeremy Kool is in the process of creating an interactive book titled “The Paper Fox” for tablets like the iPad.
When I first saw these images I thought “What an impressive display of paper sculpture, and origami. When I found out they are 3D models that he has created and rendered I was blown away. Both processes would have been pretty impressive, but the 3D renders knock my socks off because they are so convincing. Reproducing a tangible object in 3D software is hard enough, but to nail the lighting, texture maps, the structural look the way Kool has is a step above the rest.
I can’t wait to see the final interactive book, and I am really tempted to purchase one of the limited edition prints from “The Paper Fox Store”.