3D Printing

Touch & Sculpt – A New Design Bundle from 3DS

3D Systems has just announced that as of today it is making its Geomagic® Sculpt 3D modeling software available along with its TouchTM haptic 3D stylus as a bundle for $3,900 USD. Geomagic Sculpt reportedly erases the boundaries of solid modeling, empowering the freedom of designing complex, curvy and organic shapes. With precise positioning input and instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting, the Touch 3D stylus adds the ability to literally feel what is being created. Touch uses the power of haptics to allow users to feel every shape, every texture and every curve in design creations. 3D Systems says that together, they are the most intuitive way to design functional and beautiful products, and enhance existing product design workflows. But the company also has champions using the bundle and TV personality Scotty Ziegler is one of them. Scotty is also a designer, an artist and an inventor and he “lives within” his Geomagic Sculpt world and uses Touch to bring his ideas to reality, as you can see here:

The combined features of Geomagic Sculpt with Touch 3D include:

Virtual Clay Modeling – essentially this allows the user to “enjoy” the ability to tug, ridge, emboss and form just like real clay and unlock the intuitive design potential of “feeling” the model.

Seamlessly Beautify CAD Models – Geomagic Sculpt works alongside existing CAD software, reportedly allowing users to design like never before while working within established workflows

Multi-representational Design Freedom – According to 3DS, Geomagic Sculpt is the only software that combines the benefits of voxel modeling and Sub Divisional (SubD) surface modeling with dimension-driven sketch tools, allowing users to create exactly the geometry they envision.

Incredible Detailing Tools – Fine tune even the smallest elements and make products stand out. Geomagic Sculpt lets users bake textures of any complexity into virtual clay and perfect them for the ideal look and feel. Design flourishes, which are often impossible in CAD, are simple to do in Sculpt – just import any image and go.

3D Print Ready – Always be ready for 3D printing with Geomagic Sculpt’s voxel-based modeling engine. Coupled with its automatic 3D printability analysis, Geomagic Sculpt allows users to optimize designs on the fly for printing and will even check for common printability issues like feature size and proximity and flag them ahead of printing.

A free trial of the software is available here.

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