Create 3D models with code
ShapeScript is a 3D modeling program for people who don’t like 3D modeling programs.
Instead of haphazardly dragging polygons and vertices around in a GUI, ShapeScript lets you define your models precisely using code. No artistic skills are required - ShapeScript does all the drawing for you.
The ShapeScript app includes a parser for a simple language (also called “ShapeScript”). ShapeScript (the language) is a cross between a markup language and a programming language.
You don’t need to be a programmer to use ShapeScript. If you have ever worked with any kind of structured text like JSON or HTML then it should come naturally. But if you do have experience with programming, then you can apply those skills to create even more complex models by using loops, functions and variables to procedurally generate geometry.
• Apple Silicon — ShapeScript now runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
• Background command — Added background command for setting background color or image.
• Debugging console — Output debug information from your scripts using the print command.
• Open source — The ShapeScript language and viewer are now open source (https://github.com/nicklockwood/Shapescript).
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Straightforward, but makes complex things possible
I'm useless at traditional 3D modelling, but after a little bit of exploration I've found I can do quite complex things in a straightforward fashion. And since the source files are just text, I can keep them under source control and just revert when I inevitably muck something up. As a bonus, it's a well-behaved Mac app, comes with great help documentation and Nick is very responsive to support emails.
Incomplete, unclear pay wall
I was caught off gaurd by the need for an external editor.
The lack of x,y,z annotations, or scale reference, or plane grit, or horizon display, ability to set a background color or image, ability to snap to an ortho, top, left, right view made me feel like I was in a college demo rather than in a full featured application.
When I explored the file menu, I found the "Purchase Export Feature..." item to leave me wondering about price. ($9.99 USD) which is probably fair for the work put in, but feels high for the lack of features.
Overall I decided it was not worth paying, so I can't say how well the export feature works.
If the developer makes the edit experience more user friendly I would consider paying to be able to export.
Very good, easy to use
I really like this tool. It is really easy to make shapes, I got the hang of it very quickly. So cool how you can add textures!! Very good, will be using for a project soon.
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- Nick Lockwood
- 10.7 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Charcoal Design
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Export $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.