Introducing Tinkerplay: anyone can make 3D printed creatures and characters

We're pleased to announce a new addition to Autodesk's family of easy-to-use apps for all: Tinkerplay. I've been using this app for a while, and I'm very excited to share all the features and enhancements the team has been working on.

Tinkerplay is an app for iOS, Android and Windows that lets you design great-looking creatures and characters, and then 3D print them. It's incredibly fun to use, you can choose from a wide range of parts that just snap together, and then customize them with colors and textures.

Start with professionally created templates, or make your own creations. We'll be rolling many more exciting templates going forward, as well as new parts to make your creations more varied. Keep reading after the break to see more things you can do with Tinkerplay!

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Introducing ForceEffect and ForceEffect Motion

ForceEffect & ForceEffect Motion

Two new Autodesk apps that help you simulate design concepts in the field or in the office! Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect and ForceEffect Motion does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.

Autodesk ForceEffect allows users to quickly and easily create design concepts anywhere, anytime! The mobile app enables users to create free body diagrams to understand design performance at the conceptual phase of a design.

Autodesk Force Effect is available on iOS and Android.

Autodesk ForceEffect Motion allows users to quickly and easily create kinematic designs. The mobile app simulates the motion of design and provides dynamic feedback on how the design operates.

Autodesk Force Effect Motion is available on iOS.