Voxel is a fun, easy-to-use 3D-pixel editor. It's like Minecraft without all the mining. Use it to create simple sculptures, 3D icons, game-levels, or just to doodle with blocks.
Voxel now has 3D printing built-in! Order plastic and even metal prints of your models from directly within the app. Models are printed by Sculpteo and shipped directly to you.
Simply tap in empty space to create the first block. From there you can attach new blocks to it by tapping any face. Or, toggle the grid guide to put blocks exactly where you want them. A color palette lets you change colors. Drag your finger on the selected block to rotate your view. Use a two-finger-swipe to rotate the view as well. Use the familiar two-finger pinch motion to zoom in or out -- or just hold your finger in one spot.
Voxel is easy enough for kids to enjoy, but it is also designed for creative adults. Advanced users will appreciate Voxel's layering and animation tools. Upload your models to the online gallery!
Now make models for use with Minecraft -- Voxel now imports/exports .binvox format!
Check out the stop motion made by printing 8 frames of a voxel animation:
- fixed bug that caused blocks to be drawn when tapping controls
Ratings and Reviews
I picked this up on a whim, just to see how a 3d type app felt on the ipad and how navigation felt. Not bad. It could use either a little more tweaking on the multi-finger rotation stuff, or maybe some faint UI guide that's shown when more than one finger is down..
What really surprised me was when our three year old stumbled across it. He thought it was the funniest thing, making stuff rotate and "get smaller!" must have given him a sense of control or something. He'd load new models and then play until they disappeared into the far distance from his accidental zooming (which he seemed to like best).
🗳🎁 It’s a cool app for building with 3d blocks!
This was the first? App for building with blocks falls on iOS and I think it is still the best
All of the flat black apps seem well-made and reasonably priced.
What we really want to see released is Rotoshop!
Users would have a field day. Will it ever happen?
So this is just great. Simple to use and creative. There are minor issues mostly related to large projects with 1000s of blocks. It gets sluggish and vulnerable to crashing in the options menu at that point. I recommend being patient and waiting for the buttons to respond or it can crash. Also a fill area option and making a line would be time savers. Like if you click on a box with line option enabled and it makes a dotted line you can expand until you select done and it fills in the line. That would be useful. But despite small issues it's simply the most fun drawing app in the store. Now add a option for making specific boxes glow and making transparent boxes that would be cool. I made a formula 1 car and I was surprised how much detail you can make with just blocks. It really is like playing with Legos.
Though I warn of a couple of issues. Double tapping to make 2 bricks repeatedly at a time can often cause freezing leading to crashing of the app. Especially with larger projects. And saving your file in the menu when your project is large and causing slowdown can also freeze. The solution I use is to simply exit every few minutes and reload the app. Annoying but honestly the app allows so much creativity I deal with it until a update fixes the issues.
Please update the app to support large files. It gets very slow and sometimes crashes. It makes creating large projects take ten times longer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.