Sep 3, 2014

Hungarian startup Leonar3Do will bring its new community-based modeling site with easy-to-use coloring and customization features to 3D Printshow London this week.

Leonar3Do introduced Leopoly, a web-based, 3D creation and customization platform last year, which offers a new way of virtual sculpting - evolutionary modeling. It turns eveyone into 3D designers with intuitive tools designed for the non-technical users. Users can create their own objects and shape or smooth 3D objects in any WebGL/Javascript supported browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.). Each of the created and saved models are available for the entire Leopoly community for shaping them further. In the process of co-creation modeling, the community develops, further shapes and shares objects to form a family tree of the original design.

This year, Leopoly comes back with new tools and apps available on its interface, including its online color, parametric and geometric design toolset together with a community platform.

Their customization and design toolsets include:

  • Color tool: lets you use all colors of the rainbow to fill your models with life.
  • Engraving tool: Engrave and emboss text and patterns into objects.
  • Sculpting tool: The easiest virtual claying tool for endless opportunities of organic shapes.
  • Parametric Design tool: Sliders let you make revolving, parametric shaped objects (such as vase, cups, ring and others) in any form you can come up with in seconds.
  • Cubey tool: Build object from cubes, just as you do with Lego bricks.
  • Thematic apps: Using special, tailor made thematic apps let you play safely with a guarantee of quick success. Good start for any beginner!
  • Import and export option: import (scan or file) and export designs form and into other software.

"The world of everyday life is about to change dramatically." said Gyorgy Simo, CEO of Leonar3Do. "The expansion of 3D printing will lead to a new form of digital literacy: the possibility to create, shape or reshape objects will be available for the many, instead of the few. Using a 3D modeling tool should be as easy as editing texts or taking pictures, and it will be."

When consumers are becoming producers of physical objects or shapes, Leopoly team anticipates that the process of creation is going to be less and less individual. So the platform not only provides a rich design toolset, but also opens doors to collaborative thinking and design.

Users can easily create their own galleries and collections, share and like favorite objects, follow selected artists or friends, or just discussing stuff and learn from each other.

"One of the great advantages of Leopoly is that as our users browse thousands of 3D models created by others, they can also modify and customize them easily. We call this 'collaborative design', simply letting users create objects of their personal taste in seconds" - said Roland Manyai, Head of Leopoly.

Most of the models can be printed out in 3D, either with an integrated 3D service on the page, or by using your own 3D printers.

All new features are available from September 4, 2014. Using a freemium pricing model, Leopoly is free to all users. An enhanced version of Leopoly is also available and comes with premium features such unlimited importing and exporting of designs, a personalized online gallery, and access to a range of advanced tools.

The aim of the company in 2014 is to grow the user base and expand partnerships with enterprises and schools. Leonar3Do will be showcasing at the 3D Printshow in London between September 4-6th in Leopoly Booth, no.D19A. The company will showcase their new feature "The Laughing Buddha", as an avatar to guide you through Leopoly's Easy 3D mission.

If you cannot make it at the show, you can try one of the 7 easy-to-use special apps dedicated to the Laughing Buddha and create your own 3D object, you can win 7×100 USD in 3D print voucher.


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