New 3D modeling app Polydust for iPad gives users full control

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Independent development team, Handcade is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Polydust 1.0, their new 3D modeling app for the iPad, which turns the tablet into a pro modeling device. Users can create basic shapes such as cubes, arcs, cylinders and toruses that can act as the base of custom 3D models. The app also offers users full control of their model mesh, as they can work in vertex, edge, poly and object model.

While Polydust offers a convenient touch interface, the simple user interface also supports keyboard shortcuts, making it easy to control the app, no matter the user’s preferred form of command entry. Polydust allows importing and exporting of FBX models, and offers Sketchfab integration that allows users to publish their creations in a matter of seconds.

“Developing Polydust is a natural consequence of our experience and inclinations,” says Polydust Co-Founder Wojciech Roszkowiak. “It is an iPad app with carefully designed UI and UX which gives our users possibility to create 3D content that can be used in many fields (for example game development, 3D printing or AR/VR apps).”

Polygons are the building blocks of 3D modeling. The blocks are connected together with edges. The edges are made from vertices. Using them, you can create anything you can imagine. Thanks to the app’s varied polygonal modeling tool set, it’s easy to craft anything a user can think of.

Polygonal modeling is the fundamental digital 3D modeling technique that provides modelers unlimited possibilities when creating their 3D objects. Handcade did their best to make modelers feel comfortable, basing their solutions on a series of well-established ideas.

The app’s User interface is made up of the following:

  1. Project Browser: Browse all projects and scenes
  2. Undo/Redo: Make a mistake? Instantly undo or redo
  3. Hierarchy: View a scene’s hierarchy
  4. Scene, Camera, Learn, Export: Adjust all the important settings
  5. Add a New Object: Procedural objects, image references, lights and much more
  6. Gizmos: Move, Rotate, Scale everything that’s selected
  7. Selection: Select by edge loop, world/local space, backface selection and others
  8. Operations: All modeling operations and object properties

Polydust includes several built-in operations, allowing users to extrude face, weld vertices, bridge edges, and much more. The app’s Snap feature gets rid of ugly rotations or unorganized positions by rounding positions, rotation or scale to its nearest whole value. The Symmetry Mode makes it easy to create symmetrical shapes like body, head, cars and many others. Users can save time when creating arcs, cylinders, toruses and other primitives by setting the values before creating them. Meanwhile, by harnessing the ease and efficiency of edge modeling, users can precisely control their models’ mesh.

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