MakerBot PrintShop App Introduces New Shape Maker Feature - Turns 2D Into 3D
MakerBot PrintShop Version 1.5 with MakerBot Shape Maker Brings
Drawings to Life in 3D with Easy to Use, No Design Experience Necessary
BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MakerBot's popular free iPad app MakerBot® PrintShop®
version 1.5 is now available for update in the iTunes
App Store and offers a brand new feature called MakerBot Shape
Maker that takes drawings and sketches and instantaneously turns
them into 3D printable files. With the snap of a photo and a touch of a
finger, MakerBot PrintShop Shape Maker allows users to easily and
quickly transform sketches, photos and screen captures into a 3D
printable file, without any 3D design experience. Designed for beginners
who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, MakerBot PrintShop
with Shape Maker is what MakerBot believes to be an exiting new tool
that will transform the way we move from 2D to 3D.
MakerBot's popular free iPad app MakerBot® PrintShop® is now available for update in the iTunes App Store to version 1.5 and offers a brand new feature called MakerBot Shape Maker that takes drawings and sketches and instantaneously turns them into 3D printable files. With the snap of a photo and a touch of a finger, MakerBot PrintShop Shape Maker allows users to easily and quickly transform sketches, photos and screen captures into a 3D printable file, without any 3D design experience. Download for free today at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/makerbot-printshop/id884304128%3Fmt=8 (Photo: Business Wire)
"Our goal with the MakerBot PrintShop app is to make 3D printing more
accessible and empower anyone to easily create 3D designs," noted Joey
Neal, chief experience officer with MakerBot. "All it takes is a pen and
a piece of white paper to create a drawing that can then be 3D printed
using the new MakerBot Shape Maker feature. If you can draw a sketch,
you can use MakerBot Shape Maker to transform your creations from the
flat 2D world of pen and paper to the exciting 3D world of 3D printing."
Joey Neal also noted that the Shape Maker feature in MakerBot PrintShop
is a great tool for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The
free app removes the barriers for students to get started with 3D
printing and can be a gateway into STEM (science, technology,
engineering and mathematics) education. For art students, Shape Maker
can bring creative projects to life in 3D and offer new perspectives on
how to create objects.
How it Works
Shape Maker on MakerBot PrintShop is easy to use. Just open the MakerBot
PrintShop iPad app, select Shape Maker and snap a photo with the iPad's
camera of a drawing or an item that has a distinct contrast and simple
lines in its design. Use the slider tools to select the areas of the
drawing to 3D print and scale; when all of the items or lines that are
to be 3D printed turn green, choose a background select print or save
right from the screen. Files saved will be accessible in the MakerBot
Cloud Library and can be accessed through personal accounts on Thingiverse.com,
the world's largest 3D design destination for viewing, sharing and 3D
printing digital designs. Files printed can be sent via Wi-Fi directly
to a MakerBot Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator Mini
Compact 3D Printer or a MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer. For those
that want to change the size of their finished print, it is recommended
that the item be accessed via MakerBot Desktop for sizing and scaling to
fit the 3D printer that is being used. To see Shape Maker for MakerBot
PrintShop in action, visit vimeo.com/makerbot.
"It's really a simple, easy and intuitive 3D design tool," noted Neal.
"We are excited to see what is designed and 3D printed with MakerBot
Shape Maker. For example, students of all ages, artists, cartoonists and
even parents that want to preserve their children's artwork will be
amazed at the simplicity and ease of use with this app."
MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and was
one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and
affordable. MakerBot now has one of the largest installed bases and
market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, with more than 80,000
MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world and a robust MakerBot 3D
Ecosystem that combines hardware,
apps like MakerBot
PrintShop™ and MakerBot
and Thingiverse, the world's largest online community for 3D printing,
in order to make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. MakerBot
Desktop 3D Printers are used by engineers, architects, designers,
educators and consumers to enhance education and transform the design
process through Real-Time Prototyping™.
MakerBot PrintShop is a free app available in iTunes
for download on an iPad. MakerBot Shape Maker also comes free with the
MakerBot PrintShop 1.5 update. For more information on MakerBot
PrintShop, visit makerbot.com/printshop.
For more information on MakerBot and the whole MakerBot 3D Ecosystem
that is designed to make 3D printing easier and more accessible, visit makerbot.com.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting
the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in
2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and
industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects,
designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
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