Here’s an interesting development to come out of the merger between 3D Systems and Geomagic’s Haptic technology—Cubify Sculpt. 3D Systems announced the immediate availability of this tool, which is says is “a powerful virtual clay sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, intuitive sculpting delight for everyone.” Cubify Sculpt, powered by 3D Systems’ volumetric CAD engine, is ideal for the freeforming of organic shapes with ready-to-print output. Cubify Sculpt comes with a 14-day free trial, is priced at $129 and available now on Cubify.
Cubify Sculpt feature set includes embossing with textures, adding color with paint for full color 3D printing, intuitive push and pull tools to sculpt in virtual clay and accurate symmetry settings for designing organic shapes. The mash up feature empowers users to import multiple designs to create larger and more complex objects. Cubify Sculpt designs are 3D print-ready for at-home printing or cloud printing with materials like Cubify Ceramix and Cubify Colorstone. Cubify Sculpt accepts STL, OBJ and PLY file formats. 3D Systems plans to fully integrate Cubify Sculpt into its expanding Cubify platform and to its award winning Cube and CubeX 3D printer experiences with direct plugins.
“Cubify Sculpt shifts the 3D modeling tools paradigm, making design for instant 3D printing something everyone can do,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President & General Manager Consumer Products for 3D Systems. “Our new virtual sculpting experience sets the stage for mainstream users to create and make everyday useful and impactful printables.”