With an advanced clay engine and artist-tested tools, Sculptura is the most intuitive and powerful 3D sculpting app ever designed for your iPad. Sculpt engaging characters, ghastly monsters, or even intriguing abstract art anywhere you are.
"Blindingly good... Hands down the best I've used for sculpting on iPad Pro." -- Rob McCallum (Total Recall, Jumper, Ghost in the Shell, Pacific Rim)
• A high-resolution clay sculpting engine. Never worry about meshes or triangles. Cut holes freely.
• Full GPU acceleration. Sculptura accelerates every part of sculpting using Metal.
• Powerful, intuitive sculpting tools. Tested by professional artists.
• Long undo history. Sculpt without worry.
• Beautiful real-time rendering. Your sculpture looks great throughout the process.
• Carve — subtract or add material
• Deform — push or pull
• Smooth — slow or fast
• Cut — cut out a polygon
• Cylinder — add or subtract
• Sphere — add or subtract
• Pinch — contract material
• Flatten — make a plane
• Resize — resize your entire sculpture
• Move - reposition material
• iCloud integration and iOS 11 Files App support
• Support for Apple Pencil
• Artist-created templates for starting points and inspiration
• Imports and exports Alembic, OBJ, STL, and USD files
• Easy-to-use materials and lighting
• Symmetric sculpting
• Quickly change viewpoints
• Surprisingly small files
Minimum Recommended Hardware: iPad Pro 1st Generation. Apple Pencil recommended.
Sculptura is also available for Mac!
- Sculptura can now import and export Alembic, OBJ, STL, and USD files!
- Added support for double-tap on the new Apple Pencil. Double-tap on the side of Apple Pencil where your finger rests to switch tools. Sculptura will switch to either the Smooth tool or the previous tool depending on the selection in the Settings app (“Switch Between Current Tool and Eraser” and “Switch Between Current Tool and Last Used”).
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Move Tool features are finally patched in!
Prior to this update, it would take me 5x longer to make a decent looking model in this app using whatever sculpting workarounds I could muster, compared to what I could do in other desktop apps. Now that the Move Tool’s available, I’m able to crank out decent models as quickly as with similar desktop apps, minus the desktop/laptop+pen tablet clunkiness. The lack of any copy/paste and transform features is still a minus, but at least I’m able to make entire figures in a neutral T-pose and then export the figure (either as a whole or in pieces (Duplicate model, use Cut Tool)) to another modeling package for posing, welding, and finishing. The developer says the next feature coming down the pipeline is going to be Layers. If the transform tools are going to be integrated with it, that might provide me what I need to pose the model away from the generic T-poses.
Developer Response ,
Hi T.Serafica! Thanks for the long and detailed review! We've posted a little roadmap on our forum, and we'll have a Move tool by version 1.2. We're close to finished with 1.1, so it's not that far off. The code for the move tool will make import a lot easier, as well.
We hope to get you to 100% Sculptura :) cheers!
To be honest, the first time I used this app was the first time I even tried 3D sculpting. At first I was so, so, so confused and kind of distraught about having spent 10 dollars on this app. I felt like I couldn’t make anything on this app. However, while it’s still harder to me than using actual clay, after a few hours of trying with the app I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of it (mostly).
I think my main hurdles right now are that it’s hard to rotate in some of the directions for some reason, I keep having a hard time positioning new limbs and where they’re pointing in space (but maybe that’ll just come with practice), and detail work has been a tad bit hard. For the last problem, I feel like my experience would probably improve with the addition of layers and different tip effects for the sculpting tools like other people have said.
One other thing that might be cool to see in this app for me is the ability to paint sculptures.
For what it is right now, I think it’s a dang good tool especially for the price, and it will only get better with time.
This is what I was looking for!
I have tried other apps and struggled to get control. I always felt like I was fighting them to do what I wanted. I am still learning but within a few minutes I was roughing out my form faster than ever before. This is the app you were looking for too, I believe.
Want to sculpt quickly and intuitively with a clean non cluttered interface? I am sure there are features that i will wish it had and ones that i haven’t found yet, however right off the start this is better than any other.
The additive/ subtractive sculpting with a quick smoothing feature allows you work very fast. I am very impressed.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review Gabby! I'm glad you're enjoying my app :)
- Halfspace LLC
- 117.3 MB
Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), and iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
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- Age Rating
- © 2019 Halfspace LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.