Sketch 3D: turn your napkin doodles into 3D models


8 Responses to “Sketch 3D: turn your napkin doodles into 3D models”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What would be the advantage of this over Sketchup? Is it more powerful, or easier to export to a 3D printer?

  2. Anonymous says:

    SketchUp was designed wit the idea that it culd be a 3D modeling program that anyone could learn how to use. But I see a place in the world for outsourced 3d modeling work if you dont want to learn how to do the modelng yourself. I.Materialise can accept SketchUp files natively now- I know because I uploaded one last night for printing.

  3. codesuidae says:

    How come the model has parts the napkin sketch doesn’t?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sketch 3D is a great service BUT it is not easy to visualise a 3D object and to sketch it reasonably accurately in 2D. Much easier to do it directly in 3D and as 3D printing needs digital data, best to use software. K3d, Sketchup etc are okay for some but better still is the haptic sketch modelling software that we have developed to be truly inclusive. By using 3D virtual touch it is dead easy to learn and use and anyone can do 3D modelling – and get it 3D printed.

  5. zipr says:

    I’m going to use this to make a model of Stonehenge.

  6. Scottholden says:

    $80 sounds cheap. I have to do this exact thing at my job (napkin sketches to solid models) I could burn through that 80 bucks on the phone explaining what dimensions are missing/conflicting.

  7. Anonymous says:

    People should really consider using google sketchup. Pretty easy and free way to get into CAD.

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