Beautiful Modeler uses an iPad for 3D printing

by Mark R

I thought that I would post this Beautiful modeler app just to show you the technological wonderland that we might live in one day.

Imagine being able to model with some digital clay on the iPad, and then being able to print it out later. This is the wonders of Beautiful Modeler. There is a video of it after the jump so you can gaze in awe like I did.

After all, 3D printers are being made. They are expensive, but with a little application of 3D graphics software and one of these printers, you can virtually have any shape that you want. Think of it like the food synthesizer from Star Trek, but you can’t eat the final product.

I can’t wait to see how this plays out in the everyday household for the future. Think of it as playing with Play Doh or other type of modeling clay, except you can make the shape digitally and print the final product.

Believe it or not, this technology is available now. The source code can be snatched from the site of Interactive Fabrication right now. You can hook up the iPad and a laptop at the same time, and sync them like that.


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