Morphi is a simple, powerful+easy to learn 3D design+creativity app for all ages + skill levels on Mac. Create 3D models (STLs+OBJs) on the go, without wifi for 3D Printing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), animation, graphic design + more. Morphi participates in Apple's Volume Purchase Program, entitling purchasers to a 50% discount on Morphi purchases on 20+ Macs ($4.99 per Mac). Try our iPad apps too!
Morphi has many uses: visualization, creating 3D models, inventions+prototypes, as a teaching tool for pre K-12+university level Maker education+STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math)+more.
Requirements: This app has the following technical requirements+recommendations. To check your Mac, select "About this Mac" from the Apple menu in your menu bar.
macOS 10.14 Mojave (or higher) recommended
macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra supported
macOS 10.12.6 Sierra can launch but may not meet standards because cannot run Metal, Apple's graphics program used in Morphi
MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, MacPro, Mac Mini: from 2012 onwards
2D to 3D: Vector drawing + editing. Transform high contrast 2D images (pngs/jpgs) from iPad Photo Album or Camera (experimental features) into editable 3D designs. Symmetrical drawing+angle tool+revolving lines to create unique designs. Adjust line thickness, fill+erase.
3D SHAPES: Build complex 3D models using our 3D shapes library combined with 3D objects from 2D to 3D tools+Type tools. Some shapes have hidden features (like ability to add extra sides to certain shapes or bend shapes at different angles). Add low/high resolution to curved shapes, like spheres, cylinders, tori, cones, hemispheres+ellipsoids.
3D TYPE: Create editable 3D text in all the fonts loaded on your Mac computer.
EASY, POWERFUL 3D MODELING TOOLS: Morphi has an empowering user interface that simplifies+streamlines standard 3D modeling features (like rotate, scale, merge, subtract, group/ungroup, transforms, array, pan+other functions) to make it easy+fun to create in 3D.
Export models made in Morphi for AUGMENTED REALITY viewing, editing+interacting on our separate Morphi iPad apps (paid apps only) or export models for VIRTUAL REALITY viewing on your favorite VR apps.
3D PRINTING: Prepare STL or OBJ files made in Morphi for 3D printing following printer/printing service guidelines. 3D printers vary, but generally the file is uploaded to the printer's slicing software for printing.
STL + OBJ file export.
3D file (STL) import+editing from other Morphi iPad, Mac+Windows apps (paid apps only) and/or other 3D modeling software. Note: high resolution models/scans may take longer to open+boolean operations may not be possible on those models but other tools (resize, color) are available.
COLORS+TEXTURES: Colors, tints, shades. Great pre-loaded materials+advanced materials for adding+editing textures on your 3D models using photos + videos saved on Mac.
3D LITHOPHANE tool to transform photos into 3D etchings.
FILE MANAGEMENT: File naming+saving; no logins.
TUTORIALS: Short, easy to follow tutorials on Morphi's tools in the topmost toolbar.
ALIGNMENT: simple tools for aligning objects left, right, center on x, y+z axes.
RULER: mm or inches
SCALING: 2 ways: quick resizing with Scaling Sliders+Micro Scaling Tools typed into keyboard.
3D OBJECT MOVEMENT: Add objects to grid by clicking or sliding. Select+move objects easily horizontally by clicking+sliding or vertically with the new Up/Down Tool. Select all for easy grouping.
GRID MOVEMENT: Fully movable 3D grid with panning. To build models, you'll need to move the grid + 3D objects. Control the grid by using a trackpad or mouse or using the grid toolbar for more controlled movement. Lock the grid too.
CLIPBOARD: Cut+paste objects from one file to another.
LIGHTING + SHADOWS: Simplified lighting options (top, front, back, right and left).
CHANGE GRID SIZE: Customize grid to match 3D printer build volume.
Lots of awesome new + enhanced features, including:
-new obj file export with full color + texture (for use in AR/VR, game design, animation, graphic design + more)
-new tapping tool in editing toolbar to make it easier to create voxel/pixel art using any shape
-new video texture tool in editing toolbar to add videos to any 3D model or parts of 3D models
-new align button in the editing toolbar so you can switch these tools on + off as needed
-refined copying objects (both with copy button + keyboard shortcuts) so copied objects are offset from original object + can easily be selected + separated
-improvements to the subtract tool
-reordered the measurement + scaling tools in editing so they are easier to access; and
-bug fixes + overall performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Imature application at best
The product is frustrating, is crashes more then any application I have ever seen, save on each change twice, because some saves my not even be a functional copy. The concept of this cad program is very good, but the implementation is horrific.
Recently opened doesn’t work
Save as... doesn’t prompt you to create a new save, as to control revisions unless you use STL exports
The Merge function works when it wants to
The subtract works when it wants to
Give to a child, only if you want them frustrated!
Not worth the $10 in any way of form
Developer Response ,
Hi BearingTon1, thanks so much for reaching out. In the future, you can always reach out to us directly at email@example.com, especially with crashing. We respond immediately. We are now on Morphi v 2.3 so please download it and let us know what you think. We'd be happy to have a quick call or text session with you to resolve any issues you are having in the app. Lots to come this year on all of our Morphi platforms so stay tuned. Wishing you all the best, Morphi app team
Better than most for basic 3D printer designs
This app obviously has some bugs, so save often. It also doesn’t have seperate “Save” and “Save As” options for your editable .morphi files, so you need to copy your save file and rename it manually if you want to create and save several variations of the same basic design. However, for someone who is just building models for 3D printing and who doesn’t need the more advanced features of full-fledged 3D modelling packages, it gets the job done and is fairly intuitive. There is definitely room for improvement here, but this is probably the best app on the MacOS app store for basic 3D modelling in this price range. There are better web-based options, but I prefer installed apps and I prefer to install apps from the app store. If you have similar needs, this is probably your best option right now. With a few tweaks, this could be a really solid 5-star app. I’m excited to see how this app will mature in future updates.
Developer Response ,
Hi Seadron, many thanks for your kind words about Morphi. We just released Morphi for Mac version 3.3 so please try it (update is free) and let us know your thoughts. Note: you can always reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or suggestions. Regarding save vs save as, we would be happy to consider adding a simple save. Currently users seems to use all 3 save as functions so we have kept it that way for maximum flexibility. Lots to come on all of our Morphi app platforms so stay tuned. All best, Morphi app team
I have been using the Morphi App on the iPad for a long time and have loved it. This Mac version is even better because of the use of a mouse to manipluate the objects. I’ve been using it non stop for the past hour (since I downloaded it) and it is fantastic! I am thrilled to have this awesome 3D Printing tool on the Mac! Thanks Morphi! You did a great job.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much Monster Fun for your awesome review. We just released Morphi for Mac v 2.3 so please check it out and let us know what you think. You can always reach us directly at email@example.com. Lots to come this year on all of our platforms. All best and thanks again, Morphi app team
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.