REVIEW: 123D Creature app for iPad

A 3D monster-building app that adds bones to the sculpting process so you can pose your gruesome creations.

Our Verdict

Good modelling, painting and texturing tools, but why can’t you re-pose or turn off symmetry?


  • Not limited by anatomical accuracy
  • Variety of photographic textures
  • Pinch and drag to position
  • Figure can be 3D printed by Sculpteo


  • Problems with enlargement
  • Smallest available brush size is too large
  • Expensive 3D printing
  • Unable to turn symmetry off
  • Unable to return to Bones room

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123D Creature

123D is Autodesk's first paid-for iPad app

Autodesk’s first paid-for iPad app gives you a lump of virtual clay that you can pinch, pull, stretch and smooth into various shapes, and then paint with colour or photographic texture. If you think that sounds an awful lot like Autodesk’s other iPad app, 123D Sculpt, you’d be right. Except for one important difference: this Creature has bones.

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The Verdict

out of 10

123D Creature

Good modelling, painting and texturing tools, but why can’t you re-pose or turn off symmetry?

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