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Friday, September 23, 2005
Cosmic Blobs Reviewed
8:02 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Macworld Game Room recently reviewed SolidWorks' Cosmic Blobs, a 3D design studio targeted at elementary and junior high school children. An easy to use interface allows kids to take simple 3D geometric shapes, combine and mold them into works of digital art, and finally animate them. Cosmic Blobs received a 3.5 out of 5 from the Game Room.

From the review:

Cosmic Blobs is targeted at elementary and junior-high kids who are interested in 3-D design, but arenít anywhere near ready for intricate and pricey 3-D software such as Aliasí Maya. Cosmic Blobsí main interface has a central main stage for showing a kidís creations, and around the outside of the stage is a fun, factory-like interface with tools and other options. Along with offering common painting tools for drawing, color, shapes, and lines, Cosmic Blobs allows the budding designer to tug and stretch putty-like 3-D objects. This doughy metaphor works well, allowing a young designer to quickly spin and rotate simple elastic objects (spheres, cones, and cubes, for example) as a start, and then select from a menu of different types of simulated pulls and stretches to mold these into the desired shape. They can then effortlessly add other prebuilt elements to their work (eyes, mouths, and other body parts) as well as different textures and colors to create an almost limitless number of people and things.
For the full review click on the link below.

Macworld Game Room: Cosmic Blobs
Cosmic Blobs

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