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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 is a tip how to sync all your iPhone/iPad contacts to gmail.

1. First of all you need to export all your contacts from your mobile to your computer i.e Outlook or whichever application you use to store your current contacts.

2. Next export address book as ‘csv’ file on to your desktop.

3. Login to your google account and go to ‘Contacts’ > ‘More actions’ > ‘Import’ and
Select the csv file from your desktop. Gmail will start to import all your contact lists… Gmail will later flag up duplications and will give you options to merge existing contacts, delete and compare. This is where you can clean up your contacts and get organised. This took me a couple of hours but it’s well worth the pain… You will see, believe me read on…

4. Once you are happy with your address book, do an export of all your contacts again to your desktop and keep this file safe. This is for backup, as you know you had spent hours organising your contact list; and you will hate yourself if you had to go through the whole process again.

5. Now here is the clever part… As you know you have backed up your contacts on your computer as peace of mind, you now need to delete all your contacts on your iPhone/iPad.
If you already have gmail set up on you iPhone and iPad you need to disable or delete. Don’t worry all email will not be lost as they are originally stored online.

6. Go to ‘Setting’ > ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendar’ and select ‘Add Account’ on your iPhone/iPad. This time instead of clicking on ‘Gmail’ tap the ‘Microsoft Exchange’.
Fill in your gmail account as shown below and tap ‘Next’. You may be asked to put in server name. If so here it is: m.google.com And presto!

You now have the options to sync Mail, Contacts and Calendar.

7. Finally if you scroll down to ‘Contacts’ under ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendar’. Be sure to set gmail as ‘Default Account’.

You’re Done! If you go to your contacts on your iPhone/iPad will see all your clean and organised contacts which automatically gets pulled down from your gmail account. The beauty of this setup, everything is sync with your google account… So if you have a new contact you like to add to your iPhone or iPad, new contacts or amended contacts will appear on all devices and online.

Enjoy all!

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

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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
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1. RealRacing2HD – Game
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