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Create your own 3D designs

Software installed on library computers and available as free downloads

MakerBot Desktop

  • 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints

123D Design

  • Powerful yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers
  • Part of the vast Autodesk suite of 3D tools
  • Great stepping stone for more advanced 3D design software, like Maya
  • Other free Autodesk software

Sculptris

  • Beginner digital sculpting tool
  • Great stepping stone for more advanced digital sculpting software, like Zbrush

Additional free software available to download at home or library

Blender

  • 3D animation suite
  • Supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation

Tinkercad

  • Web-based 3D modeling software
  • Includes lesson modules that lead you through 3D design basics
  • Great beginner design platform

Free apps

123D Catch app

  • Create 3D scans of virtually any existing object taking photos with this app

Makerbot PrintShop app

  • Bring your drawings, doodles, ideas, photos, and scans from 2D to 3D

Makerbot Zotebook app

  • Prototype in 2D, print in 3D. Zotebook is an easy-to-use design app for users new to prototyping in 3D
  • Use lines, shapes and cutouts to create designs then chose a height to save your designs.