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4 Excellent iPad Apps to Create 3D Models and Pictures on iPad

November 23, 2014
In today's post I am introducing you to a set of powerful free iPad apps to use with students to create 3D models and artefacts.Students can use these apps to sculpt and paint  3D shapes, make 3D printable designs, transform pictures and images into interactive 3D models, and create 3D characters. The digital artefacts students create through these apps can be used for a variety of scholastic tasks from creating 3D models for  science experiments to designing 3D characters for digital storytelling. All of these apps are created by the popular Autodesk.

1- 123 Design

Create amazing 3D printable designs, right on your iPad! This is how it works:
  • Get started by choosing one of the basic shapes and then edit it to be just what you want. 
  • Easily connect one shape to another to make more detailed creations. Objects snap naturally to the centers of faces. 
  • The included parts and example projects are a fun way to play around with design ideas or get acclimated to design concepts. 
  • Chose from one of the example kits and start building. Each part is editable so you can try out different ideas and make them your own.
  • Save your creations to My Projects, where you can easily access them in the 123D Design web and desktop apps.
2- 123D Catch

Use your camera to capture the people, places and things around you as amazingly realistic 3D experiences. Capture friends, sculptures, buildings or anything else you can photograph. Automatically transform them into interactive 3D models that can be shared with friends, family, and an ever growing community of 3D photographers.
3- 123D Sculpt

It’s easy to get started. Choose a shape from the library of creatures, humans, vehicles, and more. Then push, pull and paint to make the sculpture your own. When you are done, take snapshots in the camera room or create animated QuickTime turntable movies to upload to YouTube or email to friends.
4- 123 D Creature
Create fantastic 3D characters like a pro with Autodesk 123D Creature. Design your creature, then sculpt detailed features and paint on skin, fur, feathers, or whatever you imagine. Export your finished creature as an image or 3D model, or have it 3D printed into a real sculpture!