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For all those 3d artists who owns an iPad, 3D modelling is now possible to do on the iPad. If you are a guru on ZBrush this is the app for you. Autodesk has developed a modelling app which is completely free. Scan QR code below.

This app demonstrates the power of the iPad2 Dual-core A5 chip with 9x faster graphics. The UI of 123D Sculpt is simple and straight froward, if you are familiar to Autodesk SketchBookX, IU is very similar. Check out the video below:

It takes a bit of time to get use of tools and controls. Even though you are limited to ten tools, each tools can be defined by Size and Opacity. Controls are… pinch for zooming in and out, two fingers to rotate. One finger to move model. Top navigation… you have create new model, undo, redo, mirror, center model, screen shot and info.

Tools:
– Pulling out
– Add layers
– Push in
– Smooth out
– Soft edge
– Flatten area
– Inflate area
– Move / deform
– Brush
– Rub image

After spending 30mins playing the app, I had produced this, see clip below. You can see I experimented with all tools.

The only downside to this app, you can not export your models to continue working on 3DMax, Maya or ZBrush. Autodesk if you can implement this export tool, all 3D artist will be grateful. I can see this app working for 3d modelers to do initial build and do the fine tuning on PC.

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Here are my top 20 iPad2 apps.

To download to these apps from this page, make sure to install QRReader or Scan apps from iTunes first. Once installed open the app, hold and point camera to QR code on screen. Enjoy!

20. MetalStorm – Game
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19. Sky News – News
Sky Newsqrcode

 

18. eBay – Shopping
eBay
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17. BBC News – News
BBC News
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16. Incredibooth – Photography
Incredibooth
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15. Flipboard – Entertainment
Flipboard
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14. PS Express – Photography
PS Expressqrcode

 

13. BBC iPlayer – Entertainment
BBC iPlayer
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12. Frisbee Forever – Game
Frisbee Foreverqrcode

 

11. Falling Fred – Game
Falling Fred
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10. Jenga HD – Game
Jenga HD
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9. Twitter – Social

Twitter
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8. SketchBook Express – Photography
SketchBook Express
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7. IMO – Social

IMOqrcode

 

6. 4oD Catch UP – Entertainment
4oD Catch UP
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5. iMovie – Photography
iMovie
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4. GarageBand – Music
GarageBand
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3. Samurai Vengeance 2 – Game
Samurai Vengeance 2qrcode

 

2. Angry Birds Rio – Game
Angry Birds Rioqrcode

 

1. RealRacing2HD – Game
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