The 3DC.io app by 3D Creationist OÜ lets users easily create 3D models. Students can build, share, and even 3D-print their designs. 3DC uses basic shapes (cube, sphere, cylinder, cone) to create any 3D model. From the simplest design to the most complex objects, students can build their models by simply moving, rotating, and scaling primitive objects. They simply use the arrows around the shape to manipulate the object in the desired direction. Future updates will include additional shapes and ready-to-print models, as well as the option to share video playbacks of students’ creative process. Users will also be able to bend objects and animate their 3D models. 3DC is built for collaboration, so students can work on a large-scale project together in class. In addition, they can visit the online gallery to see what others are building. By completing a short online questionnaire, interested educators can download a sample lesson and see how 3DC can be incorporated as part of an innovative curriculum. Costs: App is free for iOS and Android, and as a Google Chrome add-on. 3DC PRO is available as a monthly or yearly subscription, with a free trial period.
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