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May 22, 2014 AT 1:00 am

Modio: A Toy Builder for iPad #3DPrinting #3DThursday

I’ve always admired avatar builders and apps that allow you to customize objects based on adjusting parameters via sliders and input boxes. Kids really enjoy building their own avatars in video games. It makes perfect sense to have an app designed for kids or anyone who wants to make customizations and print their own toys. Modio is does exactly this.

Modio Inc. announces last weekend the launch of Modio for iPad at Maker Faire Bay Area. Modio is an intuitive, easy to use app that enables anyone to build, modify amazing custom 3D printed models. In Modio you simply select body parts and templates from its online collection and start dragging parts together. “You can make a scorpion or a ninja using built-in character templates or mix things up and create a scorpion ninja with spikes. And dinosaur skin.” notes Modio team.

All the parts are interchangeable. As you drag them around and get them close enough they snap into place. If you change your mind, simply drag a part away and throw it off screen. You can modify all the parts in Modio with fun surface textures and shapes to make your creations truly unique.

All creations are fully pose-able in the app to allow you to build amazing characters and creatures. Modio is fully optimized for iPad and also supports multi-touch, so many can create and play together at the same time.

I really love that fact that you can download the STL’s and get printing right away. The build layout is also great because Modio automatically separately the parts and orients them in the most efficient way for 3d printing.

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