3D Systems announced the immediate availability of Cubify Sculpt, a virtual clay sculpting tool that the company claims can transform 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, intuitive sculpting process. Powered by 3D Systems' volumetric CAD engine, the system can be used for the freeforming of organic shapes with ready-to-print output.
Cubify Sculpt 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 allows users to import multiple designs to create larger and more complex objects. The designs are 3D print-ready for at-home printing or cloud printing with materials like Cubify Ceramix and Cubify Colorstone.
The solution accepts STL, OBJ and PLY file formats. The company plans to fully integrate Cubify Sculpt into its Cubify platform and to its Cube and CubeX 3D printer experiences with direct plug-ins.
"Cubify Sculpt shifts the 3D modeling tools paradigm, making design for instant 3D printing something everyone can do," said Rajeev Kulkarni, vice president and general manager of 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."
For more information, visit 3D Systems.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.