3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible to designers, engineers, hobbyists and the general public alike. 3D modeling has also come a long way to make creating 3D printable models easier to create. We’ve been following Morphi, the easy-to-use 3D design software for iPad and Mac, for some time and recently reported on their new AR feature. PC users have something to smile about, as Morphi is now available for desktops and laptops running Windows 7 and 10.
“Morphi is for everyone, everywhere,” said Sophia Georgiou, Morphi CEO and Designer. “We want to inspire people who use Windows laptops and desktops to visualize and evolve their ideas with our software.”
Morphi for Windows is nearly the same as the Morphi for Mac version, with some unique features specifically designed for Windows, such as the ability to create 3D type in all fonts and sizes, that are available to Windows users. Wi-Fi access is not needed to create in Morphi but Wi-Fi is needed to initially download the software on computers. According to Morphi, their software has a lot more to offer over other 3D modeling software, including not requiring Wi-Fi to use and its compatibility on a greater variety of computers and iPad.
Chief among its features are the following:
- It is simple to use, with kids as young as pre-K designing without logins and passwords.
- Powerful drawing features are available on all of its platforms, including freehand, mirroring and revolving lines.
- High contrast jpgs and pngs can be made 3D directly, without having to import in to other programs to vectorize them.
- 3D typing is enabled in all fonts available on the platform being used.
- The Augmented Reality tool enables the viewer to place and edit their 3D models designed in Morphi and Morphi Edu (its identical sister app for iPad volume discount purchases) in their environment using the iPad’s camera.
- Reasonable pricing for individuals and schools.
Morphi is also poised to release several new features and tweaks later this year including the following:
- Improved 2D to 3D tools for refined drawing, to better read fine lines and to transform them into 3D models
- Greater choice in creating higher resolution 3D models
- Additional Augmented Reality tools
- New Morphi Manual and YouTube tutorials
- Launch of the Morphi Educators program connecting teachers
- An Android version
They also teased that there are a few surprise features for 3D printing, VR and animation coming down the pike, possibly within the year.
Morphi has come a long way since its initial release less than 3 years ago. It has been used to design many different things, including inventions such as functioning model rockets and art, and is very popular in education.
“We are a start-up focused on designing products to give individuals and groups of any skill level the power to create,” says Georgiou, “We’re excited for what people will design and look forward to user feedback so we can make Morphi for Windows v2 and our other platforms even better.”
Morphi for Windows is free to download and try for 15 days and is priced at $4.99 per license for schools purchasing 20 or more licenses, and $9.99 per license for those purchasing fewer than 20 licenses. To download the trial version and/or purchase Morphi for Windows, please visit Morphi’s download page.
If you’re looking to get into 3D modeling for the first time or you’re a seasoned designer just seeking an application to quickly sketch 3D models, then Morphi is well worth a look. What do you think? Are you interested in using Morphi, or are you already using the program? Discuss in the Morphi forum at 3DPB.com.
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