The maestro of sculpture Donatello apparently spent his teenage years in a goldsmith’s workshop learning his craft. So when we came across forger – the digital sculpting app that lets you sculpt anytime and on the go – we couldn’t help but wonder what one of the greatest sculptors of all time would have made of it.
Well, with the app’s impressive array of powerful sculpting and texture painting features, you can forget about tools, materials and big spaces… you only need your iPhone or iPad to start fleshing out your ideas. Thanks to forger’s multitouch interface and 3D navigation, you can easily cut, push, pull or smooth the surfaces you’re working with.
To get started, pick a nude sphere and then a brush from the app’s collection (which ranges from standard, clay and flatten to inflate, layer and mask). Try tracing an edge with the flatten brush or make a sharp cut with the standard brush. In no time, you can create a 3D replica of, say, your favourite superhero or your adorable pet.
The app even allows you to visualise your models in AR. You can place your art pieces in the real world, walk around them, take a selfie and share your creations with others.
Whether you’re a professional working in film-making or videogame development, or it’s your first time modelling in 3D, with forger you can explore endless possibilities and bring your ideas to life on your device – be it at your desk or on your commute. Perhaps it’s the beginning of your path to becoming a modern maestro of sculpture.