Version 3.0 for Windows is here. And it
is absolutely A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!
Curvy 3D 2forWindowsandMacnew!
you think like an
illustrator and designer?
Do you see the world around you in
shapes, in contours, in cross sections
and curves, bumpy and displaced?... a 3D
world which you like to pinch and tweak
and grab and mold?
Do you like to think that the world is not flat,
round either..... that the world
is, in fact, well, shapely and
a brief look at what Curvy 3D can do for
do like to draw and sketch, tweak and
sculpt, and you're looking for an
affordable, quick and easy 3D modeler
to explore and unleash your 3D
creativity, then look
no further, you have found it! It's
called Curvy 3D, and it's
from Aartform, a game developer
that knows what you need - a tool that
expands your 3D creativity and doesn't
get in your way!
Curvy 3D is
intuitive, playfully artsy, fast, and
works well with Project Dogwaffle as well
as other painting and animation programs
with 3D layers and 3D rendering &
animation tools. It lets you create
colormaps, bump maps, displacement maps,
highlight maps and much more. And on top
of it you feel like drawing, not like
modeling in 3D. This is not for technical,
polygon-focused people who dream in 3D.
This is a great tool for 2D minds who want
to explore 3D and stick to what they know:
2D curves, profiles, contours and
painting. You want this tool to use your
drawn brush strokes to create 3D
shapes... works well with tablets!
already use other 3D modeling and
animation tools like Bryce
or whether you are starting from scratch
with 3D and are coming to this new
dimension with a 2D artist's mind, this is
a companion 3D modeler you don't want to
it. Try a brush stroke or two, then
re-select a curve from your drawn object,
and reshape or fine tune it. Make
unlimited variants from a base object - in
seconds! Your boss says that teapot needs
to look the other way, or the monster crab
needs more teeth and claws? No problem!
Curvy has a
phenomenal smoothing tool to nicely blend
transitions between two merged parts. Just
click a key (S for Smooth) and see the
magic happen in real time.
You can then also further tweak the
shapes, even after converting them to
meshes. Poke at them, smooth them locally
with the brush, or disrupt the surface for
a skipey, no-touchie look. Hands-off!
Then, place bones and rig your model, and
pose it for the perfect snapshot to
integrate into another layer with your
imaging program, or save the rigged pose
in 3D for further use in 3D layers and
other 3D tools and games.
Curvy 3D v2 also adds Image-based
sculpting. You load an image with White
shapes on black background - it's that
easy. The program does the rest, and a few
clicks later you have 3D models based on
your original sketches and drawings. 3D
from 2D, a dream come true, and it's ready
for you to paint color, bumpmaps,
displacements and highlights.
Check the galleries
at curvy3d.com! Be sure to come back here
Please note: You
can test Curvy 3D on your computers with a free demo.
Successfully running the demo ensures that your
computer meets the minimum specification
requirements to run Curvy 3D. This is not usually
required but might still be a good idea if you have
an old system or low end graphics card. Note that
Curvy 3D now comes with an alternate renderer that
also works in most cases even when full 3D features
may not be in place.