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Blokify 3D Modeling App for iOS: Minecraft Without Steve

by Lambert Varias

There’s already a Minecraft port for iOS devices, but a new iOS app called Blokify takes the addictive building mechanic of Mojang’s hit game and makes it much easier to get into. Blokify uses simple touch controls and easy access to different cubes, without the hassles of keeping an avatar alive.

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Blokify was designed to be 3D modeling software for kids. First of all, its blocks are organized by themes. The app comes with a castle-themed set of blocks, with two other types – spaceships and pirates – available as optional purchases. It’s also intentionally bare of tools. Building consists of selecting and placing blocks – no more, no less. Users can then share their apps to other Blokify users. Even better, users can order a 3D printed replica right from the app itself.

According to Engadget, Blokify uses Cubify for print orders. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can also export the 3D model from the app so you can print it yourself.

Blokify is free and is available from the App Store.

[via Engadget]

 




Comments (2):

  1. Nick says:

    Minecraft has creative mode where you don’t have to keep an avatar alive.

  2. The Inventery says:

    Good post TechnaBob. You may also want to check out Morphi, a new 3D modeling + printing app for iPad and iPad mini. http://www.morphiapp.com In Morphi, kids of all ages and skill levels can design 3D models, prototypes and inventions using touch, without wifi or a mouse. The app can be used with or without a 3D printer and K-12 STEAM curriculum is currently being developed using the app. FREE download is available in iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morphi/id833530351?mt=8

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