MakerBot PrintShop Shape Maker for iPad
3D printing can be a lot of fun. You don’t have to spend a whole lot to gain access to a 3D printer these days. Learning 3D modeling is another story though. MakerBot PrintShop Shape Maker is a handy tool that lets you turn sketches and photos into 3D printable files. You don’t need to be a 3D design expert to put this iPad app to work.
Shape Maker is pretty easy to use. Just open the app, select Shape Maker, and snap a photo of an item. You will be able to use the slider tools to select the areas of drawing to 3D print and scale. The app saves your files to the MakerBot Cloud Library, allowing you to access it through Thingiverse.com. You can download the app for free at this time.