Not all 3D content is suitable for printing on our home 3D printers.
That's a shame. Because, the iPad app that I'm going to talk about now is a marvelous 3D application with the most intuitive interface that I've ever used.
The app is called Hello Flower. It's the work of a small two person company called Hello Enjoy.
There is no doubt that 3D printing is coming to homes and schools in a huge way. It's inevitable.
But, 3D printers are just piles of parts without the apps and software that enables and empowers users to create the content to be printed. And, when it comes to software, that is to be easy to use for the widest audience, control structures and interface is everything. And, Hello Enjoy knows control structures and interface.
It was hard enough to find people that truly understood how to make 2D graphic design easy on a computer. 3D adds a lot more complexity to the task of creating tools that are easy to use. Carlos Ulloa and Libertad Aguilera have hit it just about perfectly for their application that allows users to design their own 3D flowers. It's a gorgeous application.
The images can be saved as.OBJ, I doubt that they would print well because they create such delicate features. But, that doesn't keep me from longing to see Hello Enjoy create an application specifically for creating unique works of abstract art that is suitable for printing. The almost unlimited ability to reshape, segment and twist should create some amazingly unique and beautiful work.
Come back later and I'll have some images to share. I'm using an Apple to compose this post. And, I am Apple challenged. But, as soon as I'm back home, I will upload some samples and talk more about the interface features that I love so much.
But, I definitely wanted to immediately let you know about this amazing app as soon as possible.