forger is a digital sculpting and texture painting application for the artist who wants to be able to work on the go. forger lets you sculpt and texture paint while you are on the train, sitting on the couch, or waiting in a queue.
Featuring an intuitive multitouch interface, many sculpting brushes, powerful remeshing capabilities, the ability to import/export OBJ files, a desktop-class brush system, and many other awesome features, now thanks to forger you can sketch out ideas anywhere you go.
Save your scenes to the internal scene format and use the popular OBJ file format to import or export new models or base meshes, Alembic file import is supported too.
With many brushes to choose from; standard, clay, flatten, move, pull, smooth, pinch, inflate, crease, scrape, polish, planar, layer, stamp and mask. You will always find the one you need for the right task, each brush has an alternate function that does even more! Use custom stamps (alphas) to finish your models.
forger has a desktop-class brush engine that allows you to be able to do anything you would in a regular Desktop sculpting application, without compromises, whether you're after using brush images, need jitters or want to do smooth strokes, you no longer need to compromise your workflow for using a mobile app.
Professional concept sculpting
With two powerful remeshing algorithms (volume based remeshing and edge-flow topological remeshing), the ability to cap holes, slice, split and merge sub-meshes; doing concept sculpting on a mobile device is no longer a dream.
Increase the resolution of the model by multiplying the number of faces by four, whilst keeping the previous (coarser) version of the mesh as another sub-level. Step back and forth between levels to do big changes or work on details. Rebuild subdivision levels on previously subdivided meshes if importing from another software and carry on with forger!
Partial mesh visibility
Hiding parts of the model you are working on will help you focus on your sculpture, and getting to hard to reach areas.
Control the areas your brushes can affect by masking them. Masking will make sculpting in delicate areas easier.
Work in a non destructive manner by creating layers per sub-level for quick concepting and adjusting their intensities for different results.
Advanced stylus & external keyboard support
Users can choose whether they want brushes to be affected by pressure in strength or size. Users that are used to sculpting & texturing softwares will feel at home with keyboard support, allowing them to skip the learning stage of the app due to the very common shortcuts found in known Desktop 3D digital content creation tools.
Paint your creations with per-vertex colors for presentation purposes, use this to create rough base textures or final stylized ones.
The app has a forum which you can use if you have any ideas on how it could be improved, found any bug, or want to be in contact with us. ;)
Please do not leave feature requests or bug reports on the app review comments as they won't be tracked internally, consider contacting support before leaving a bad review as whether it is a dev error o some user error mistakes can be easily resolved, use the website support form or the forum to contact us.
-Fixes possible issue after zoom/pan in UV viewport in texturing mode.
Ratings and Reviews
4 stars when it works...
1 star when you keep getting errors such as “can’t remesh” which creates errors where you can’t open an exported OBJ in another app... it makes the app kind of pointless. Also 0 stars when the developer says “you’re doing it wrong”. Let’s see, using sculpting tools in a sculpting app... and getting errors, seems like I’m doing things right and the developer is ignoring BUGS. He’s made an amazing app, you’d think he’d want to get rid of bugs and reduce bad ratings.
But after all is said and done, it’s a light duty, portable Zbrush. I’ve been able to do full sculpts and send them to a slicer to be printed. That’s pretty awesome.
Developer Response ,
If you find any issues, please use the forum or contact support to get help... every single issue reported on the forum so far has been looked at, and fixed. ;)
Thought I had already rated and reviewed this. Whoops..
Anyway. Brilliant application! And the latest update that has introduced a new painting feature is extremely welcome.
Definitely looking forward to what the future brings. This is finally starting to feel like a mobile version of Zbrush albeit with a lot less brushes etc. (something I do hope will change over time) however despite that, the app works very well and you can see the developer has worked very hard to keep performance in mind.
I’d say the ease of use of this app is decent. But you’ll likely need to read the guide which is included to fully understand how to use the app and it’s features.
Overall, very impressed, keep up the great work and I genuinely hope to see this application blossom further with more brushes and other nifty features.
You can definitely get things done with this app unlike the very select few other modeling and sculpting apps available on the store. And again, whilst they do work (some of them anyway), the new painting feature blows them all out of the water when it comes to sculpting and texturing.
In short, I think this has the potential to be the real go to mobile app for sculpting and texture / color painting if its development continues like this. So consider buying it to the support the developer and the further development of the app.
Mixed Feelings - Do Not Buy (Amended Review)
- This program can’t even keep basic symmetry on the models when you sculpt. Even if it was free and even for casual use this is just not usable. Laughably bad. Save your money.
- Bought this because it was hailed as a good alternative to Zbrush. I did see alot of negative reviews complaining about problems with the app and the reps firing back saying reviewers were just wrong and stupid (arrogant toxicity is never a good sign). I decided to give it a go anyway, on the off chance the reviews were not representative and if it might be something I can use for mobile work when I’m away from home. The UI is pretty bad but not impossible to use. Sculpting tools are standard. Primary issues are the UI and lack of ability to control files and set up features for base scene elements, which you can in other programs and is fairly important for any remotely professional\useable work. There are also occasionally very annoying bugs. That being said, if you just want to mess around - this is fine. Otherwise probably best to use a free alternative.
Developer Response ,
If you find any bugs, please do not hesitate to post on the forum or contact support to get them addressed asap, every issue that has been posted about on the forum so far has been addressed.
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- Maxon Computer GmbH
- 37.2 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 13.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.4 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2009 - 2021 Javier Edo
- In-App Purchases
- Texture Painting $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.