Autodesk 123D Sculpt. Free iPad App to Sculpt, Paint, Rock.
Autodesk is bringing another nice app to the iPad, this time bring some nice deformable 3d modeling to the popular device. Called “123D Sculpt”, it’s a very stripped down version of something like Mudbox, letting you use multitouch interactions with models for a more tactile and intuitive experience.
You can look at the video above for some examples, although the author of SolidSmack took it for a test drive and found it fun but not terribly useful.
After having a chance to play with 123D Sculpt a little more, I’ve gotta say, it’s a lot of fun, but there are some disappointing factors. For one, you can’t import or export models. Also, the crease tools can really mash up that mesh and cause some weird effects. The smooth tool repairs it a little. On small object (the lizard) you can’t get the brush small enough to make detailed edits to the geometry. There is very noticeable lag when using the image-rub tool (I had one crash) and switching between some of the tools. Besides those four things, the UI is incredible.
Anyway, it’s free to download on the iTunes Store.