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.

What’s New

Version 1.8.2

• Bug fix — Fixed issue where along property was ignored in extrude command.
• Bug fix — Fixed rendering glitch when switching between wireframe and normal rendering modes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ihhecgijhedfu ,

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.

Hasan&Laura ,

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.

eoreizy ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Charcoal Design, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer