A new design experience.
During the past weeks, as part of our course MA in Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts -and thanks to the CCW Digital LTE initiative – , we had the unique opportunity to test a new app that´s has been developed by former MA students form The Royal College of Art’s centre for entrepreneurship.
CCW Digital LTE have been working on building a collaboration between CCW and the design team behind Gravity Sketch and they are offering to do some workshops with students & staff using their new app.
There is a simple and brilliant idea behind this app: 3D sketching must be fun and easy. So, with that vision, this team developed a really friendly app where you can “design in 3D” just by using an iPad in a very simple way.
The result is an amazing and a fresh new way to design in 3D that will make this kind of design accessible to everyone without needs to understand professional 3D software. With a very user-friendly interface, the user can choose some tools, start to modelate shapes, rotate them into the space and continue modelating and creating. The app also allows the user to choose different colors for the materials and use different kind of brushes.
Once the user is happy with the result, it can save it for later, export it to a 2D (JPG, tiff), 3D software or the most important thing: the user can send the design to be printed in 3D and delivered directly to his place.
Other exciting possibility that this app provides, is the potential to design in a virtual reality by using Oculus Rifts lenses. This is a hole new experience that allows the users interact with the object and understand it in the space in a completely different way. Just amazing.
Gravity Sketch is still in Beta version. The next version probably will have all the small requirements that it still needs to improve (like basic shapes and notions of space-measures).
Click on the image bellow to explore some 3D deigns developed with the app.