Mar. 17, 2015

Autodesk announced today the launch of Tinkerplay, a free app designed for kids of all ages that introduces creative play through 3D design and 3D printing.

The Tinkerplay app is based on the popular Modio app, which Autodesk previously acquired, and will join the Tinkercad family of products. The Tinkerplay app allows users to design and customize characters and creatures using a library of modifiable parts. Users can quickly get started by dragging and dropping interchangeable parts to make custom creations.

The design can be 3D printed afterwards. The parts are optimized for 3D printing as fully poseable characters and creatures, and are designed to not require rafting or support material to print. The print function within the app shows the layout of parts for 3D printing and provides an easy way to export print files to a variety of 3D printers. The 3D printed parts can also be snapped together for dynamic play.

"Creators, designers and makers from ages five to ninety, have blown us away with their passion for 3D modeling and 3D printing," said Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Consumer and 3D Printing. "With Tinkerplay, we're providing another great tool designed for kids of all ages who want to play, create and tinker."

For users that are inspired to take their design skills one step further to create completely new parts, Tinkerplay connectors can be found in the Tinkercad web app. The Tinkerplay app can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play or the Windows Store for Windows 8.1 users.



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martin wrote at 9/28/2015 10:21:06 PM:

Can tinkerplay be used somehow on a windows 7 machine? Web based? OR? thanks!

Bill C wrote at 3/17/2015 4:41:56 PM:

And on the regular windows (non-phone) store.

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