Sculptris free 3D sculpting software just like modelling with digital clay

Sculptris 3D sculpting software

I have just today heard about some free 3D software which allows you to sculpt amazing things almost though you are using digital clay. The 3D software is called Sculptris and unlike most 3D software with this program you start of with a ball of clay and there is a tool set which allows you to push here and pull there and do all sorts of weird and wonderful things. I have downloaded and tried it quickly just with a mouse, although the makers suggest it works better with a Wacom tablet.

You can download free Mac and PC versions at http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/

Check out the two videos below which show some of the capabilities of the software

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9 Comments

  1. Posted September 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow this is free?

    Many years ago I was privelidged to be able to try a similar sculpting piece of kit and we actually used a pen on a moveable arm which gave the feel of using proper sculpting tools – it was fantastic! It’s great to see this type of technology more accessible and look forward to seeing what people create with it!

  2. Posted September 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Looks cool, I’m curious how it compares to DAZ 3D, if it really is free, that’s a HUGE difference.

  3. Posted September 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Damm that looks awesome!

    I have seen similar programs, but they required this haptics based pen, i think the previous guy mentioned it too.

    Looks way over my head though

  4. Posted October 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    It’s free for now… I wouldn’t expect that to last though

  5. Posted October 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Everytime I find apps like this one I always end up saying ‘Too bad it does not run on Ubuntu.’ I am interested to try this out being that it’s free. Not that I can’t reboot to Windows and install this app. However, I do most of my work on Ubuntu and keep Windows for games. Linux needs more quality tools like this to run natively only its system not through a VM. tsk.. .tsk…

  6. Posted October 16, 2011 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I was going to say, this looks like Zbrush! Then I realised it’s by the same people. I guess it’s a free alternative. Thanks for this article, I’ve found it useful!

  7. Posted October 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Many years ago I was privelidged to be able to try a similar sculpting piece of kit and we actually used a pen on a moveable arm which gave the feel of using proper sculpting tools – it was fantastic! It’s great to see this type of technology more accessible and look forward to seeing what people create with it!

  8. Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    This looks really cool! I’ve been wanting to mess around in a 3d sculpting program for some time now, awesome free alternative to Zbrush.

  9. Posted October 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Those videos are fantastic, especially the one modelling the female face/head.
    It really is nice to see tools that are so different from the mainstream and Pixologic really do seem to pull it off very well. I remember when Z-Brush came out back in the late 90′s, I was just as amazed then as I am now.

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