4 Leopoly – Easy 3D/VR/AR
Leopoly is one of the latest cloud-based 3D modeling software for 3D modeling and printing. To be fair, Leopoly is more of a 3D sculpting tool than an actual CAD, but for an entry-level program, it’s a great application for newbies to get to know what is possible in the domain of 3D creation.
Users can take a ball of clay or pre-defined shapes and edit them with a variety of tools, including sculpting, painting, embossing and more. The designed 3D model can be directly sent to 3D printers for printing. Specifically, this software is recommended for students that want to get started in 3D modeling.
5 OpenSCAD – The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller
OpenSCAD is a cross-platform, open-source free CAD software aimed at making solid 3D models for programmers. It is appropriate for experienced users seeking a software for a complex project. Also, given its Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) and the Extrusion of 2D outlines, this software is intuitive for coders and programmers. Unlike Blender, OpenSCAD dosen’t focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. It is great for simple shapes that are already parametrically defined. Since it is completely based on description language, the program will not be intuitive for everyone at all.
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