Dr. Eyal Nir is a Distinguished Research Scientist at our Autodesk R&D Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel. I was thrilled when I received an email about a technology preview his team wanted to host on Autodesk Labs to let customer feedback shape its future.
Project Shapeshifter is a web-based topological modeling tool for anyone that wants to create 3D printable objects in a simple way. The tech preview allows you to design objects like vases, bowls, bracelets and more, just by tweaking several sliders. Users can choose and assign a pattern that wraps around the geometry and export a 3D printable output. The Tel-Aviv team tested it locally with their MakerBot printer and got very cool results.
Technology previews on Labs are free. All we ask is that you try them and tell us what you think. You don't need to make a pilgrimage to Israel to share your thoughts. You can reach the team in a variety of ways:
Shifty behavior is alive in the lab.