From the handy to the hobbyist, the internet contains a vast and endless ocean of schematics and projects for all skill levels to occupy time, gussy up homes, and improve lives. While there are many hubs out there to hone your skills, Instructables is simply the most all-encompassing DIY site you'll find. Whether it's cooking homemade "Sweet Tarts" or building a vintage bookshelf, there are detailed instructions to get you from start to finish. However, sometimes you need to have that guide right by your side, and that's why the iPhone app is highlighted for this week's Free App Friday.
The clear leader in iOS 3D software, Autodesk delivers the most user-friendly, powerful 3D app anyone has attempted to create for the iPad in its newest offering, 123D Creature. The app was designed primarily as a tool for creating models with bilateral symmetry and limbs, as the program is primarily geared towards making the process of whipping up articulated 3D characters – not easy for anyone except the most seasoned 3D artists. But it's a process you'll pick up by actually doing it, which sets app this apart from many 3D tools.
Excited about the new iPad? With an A5X processor and amazing new Retina Display, you’d think developers would have their hands full upconverting for the higher resolution -- and there are definitely some awesome apps coming down the pike.
Special effects have long been easy to create on desktop tools. The likes of iMovie and numerous plug-ins can already create cool effects that you can use in your home movies. Usually, you capture your footage and then add the effect afterwards.
Autodesk® Mudbox™ 2009 digital sculpting and painting software gives artists the freedom to create 3D digital artwork as if they were working with clay and paint. Designed by professional artists in the film, game, and design industries, Mudbox combines a highly intuitive interface with a powerful toolset of stencils and brushes for creating ultrarealistic models and environments.