Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D have announced a collaboration to rethink the design workflow, utilizing Apple's new universal 3D file type, USDZ, as well as OBJ files. Both apps aim to deliver a future where design sketching, modeling, idea building and essential markups can evolve at the speed of thought without complicated desktop software getting in the way.
Morpholio's new iOS 12 feature nicknamed, "Drag 'n' Fly" allows users to literally put a live 3D model into their Trace sketches, create infinite views and then, automatically generate the perspective grids to draw over. In addition, Shapr3D now lets you bring 3D models directly into Trace with their new OBJ export. With these two working together, users can, finally import, view and soar around drawings and models together launching a brand new way to sketch, draw, markup or present with a 3D File.
"Apple is giving us some important new technology, but we aren't just connecting the dots. We're asking, what is the next generation toolkit that architects and designers will need to truly work better," commented Morpholio Co-Founder, Toru Hasegawa. "Shapr3D has been called 'hands down the best 3D modeling tool on the App Store,' and we're thrilled to bring this mobile workflow into focus for Architects."
Infinite Views with you Everywhere
By importing your live 3D model into Trace, you can discover, save and fly between endless views to sketch over. Once you start drawing, or marking up, it is easy to choose additional views or make micro adjustments to your perspectives.
Perspective Grids Automatically Generated for You
While drawing over a live model, Trace will automatically set the vanishing points and perspective guides for each view.
Fly Around to Preview and Present
Tap between views to magically display an animated series of sketches and views. Create a powerful narrative as you build up a diagram, or fly them around a building to reveal various details.
Images: Jim Keen and Louis Daniel Brousseau