Interactive Fabrications is a pair of applications that lets you sculpt applicationsmodeling-clay with your fingers, thanks to the iPad’s multi-touch capabilities.
Each finger is used to control a single touch point in the model, with multiple layers working to build up 3D volume. As the controller is connected over the wireless network, it can be moved freely to change the viewing angle of the model.
The model itself is presented on the main display rather than on the controller itself; this prevents occlusion of the model when sculpting with the whole hand. the controller can be rotated or flipped to sculpt from a range of angles.
While it isn’t that precise as other hardware-based offerings out there, at least it does help you experience a more tangible effort. Too bad the app cannot be found on the App Store just yet, and there isn’t even any word on whether it will be arriving there at all either.
Check out a video of the sculpting in action:
Microsoft first announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 that it was creating a new mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google. Since then, the company has never announced a date for the launch of the OS, or the devices that are launching alongside it.
Pocket-lint is reporting today that its sources, “senior figures within the industry,” are pegging October 11 as the special day, with a New York launch event to make it all official. The handsets will then be available later that month, according to one of those sources.
According to some commentators :
Looks good. Manuf & feed will be key. So far decent makers with feeds to be determined. Imagine most majors will be on board. Win 7 Ultimate works like a dream. No crashes and runs everything. Waiting on niew IE 9 tho 8 just fine on x32 system.
Having Flash enabled us a plus too. Wouldn’t care for blank web pages.
Test will be how competes with Blackberry and stock broker’s site. Not sure if it can handle a large freestanding stock trading program. Have to test that.
Thanks for ongoing coverage on this.
thanks to Paul Miller