Looking for good 3D reference while you’re on the move? Mara3D’s David Giraud – Male Anatomy app provides a figure for you to play with
By offering multiple poses, layers of detail and unlimited viewing angles, Mara3D makes finding an artistic perspective, angle and shading reference fast and easy. The figure is based on the work of leading gaming artist David Giraud.
“Helping artists grow and cultivate their craft is extremely important to me. Mara3D is an excellent way for me to give back to the artist community with this inspirational reference tool that adds tremendous value to an artists’ study and workflow,” says Giraud.
This app is excellent for quick surface anatomy, pose and lighting reference, especially when a full-sized computer is not available – like in a sculpture studio. However, the app limits users to preset poses and models which could limit its application. Nonetheless, Mara features accurate surface and muscle anatomy which is critical for figurative artists.
At $3.99, this handy reference tool is well worth a punt.
A version for Android mobile OS is currently in production, and expected to ship in early 2012.