Having written previously about using Autodesk’s 123D Creature in relation to character design and printing an Elephanticus, I was excited to hear of Autodesk’s new offering Tinkerplay. Tinkerplay is a free app that lets you design and customize your own creatures and characters on your mobile device and then make them “real” using a 3D printer. It goes in a different direction then 123D Creature (which is now called Sculpt Plus) in the sense of creating snappable parts.


It’s easy to use, multiple platform and on my first attempt I was able to get something pretty reasonable on a Makerbot 5th gen.

*Off the print bed, the individual parts probably need a little finishing with some sand paper or acetone but in the photos below no finishing has been attempted.

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