Curvy 3D 3.0 is an innovative sculpting program for Windows, ideal for first time 3D artists. Drawing is Fast: Curvy brings new speed to 3D modelling by letting you draw shapes straight into 3D. Painting is Easy: Colours and shapes are easy to work with using Curvy's artist friendly tools.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (19 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 12, 2013
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About This Software

Curvy 3D 3.0 is an innovative sculpting program for Windows, ideal for first time 3D artists.

Drawing is Fast: Curvy brings new speed to 3D modelling by letting you draw shapes straight into 3D. Create whole models with just a few strokes. Sculpting 3D graphics for art and games is quick and hassle free.

Painting is Easy: Colours and shapes are easy to work with using Curvy's artist friendly tools. You can sketch and paint colours, forms and bumps directly onto your 3D models, and then export models and textures for use in other 3D programs.

About Aartform Curvy 3D:
Aartform Curvy 3D is an innovative sculpting package for Windows, ideal for first time 3D artists. Curvy brings new speed to 3D modelling by letting you draw shapes straight into 3D. Create whole models with just a few strokes. Sculpting 3D models for art and games is quick and hassle free. Colours and shapes are easy to work with using Curvy's artist friendly tools. You can sketch and paint colours, forms and bumps directly onto your 3D models, and then export models and textures for use in other 3D software.

FEATURES

Sketch based modelling
• Draw an outline to create a fully rounded 3D model immediately, then draw more outlines to refine the shape. Curvy 3D Volumetric

Join Parts Smoothly
• Separate shapes can be merged together to create a continuous skin.
• "Boolean And" and Subtract operators can also be applied to cut into a model.

Sculpting by Painting
• Warp brushes add details to the model surface creating bumps and grooves as you paint.
• Includes Inflate, Deflate, Pinch, Smooth and Flatten brushes. Easy Curve Modelling Tools

Easy Curve and Mesh editing
• Soft move tools let you shape curves and meshes by dragging them with your mouse while the model updates in realtime.

Image Based Sculpting
• New Image Inflate tool takes a silhouette or greyscale image and produces a 3D model using Heightmap, Bubble, Bevel and Extrude styles. Most of the pieces of armour in this screenshot were created from Inflated Images. Realtime Displacement Maps

Adaptive Subdivision Sculpting
• Meshes divide as you sculpt putting the detail exactly where you need it and keeping the overall triangle count down. You can even reverse the process where needed with a new mesh simplification tool.

Painting in 3D
• Paint on colour, specular, and bumpmaps in either the 3D views or on the 2D textures.
• Use a variety of brush shapes, a dropper tool and a smooth brush to work on texture maps.
• Curvy 3D objects are created with ready made UV maps so you can just select a brush and start painting.

Export to OBJ
Simple export to OBJ for easy importing into most other 3D applications.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.0 compatible 3D Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Reasons to like Curvy:
1- Can I run it? Yep... Curvy runs on nearly anything, doesn't even need separated ram. Desktop, Laptop, Windows Pro Tablet... it doesn't matter (This benefit probably requires the UI to be barebones.)
2- What are licensing restrictions? None. Short of trying to sell Curvy's code, UI, or pictures associated with it... the License is quite friendly. If you can make money commercially with Curvy, then do it. There's no cap limitations.
3- It has a Wine option for Linux users
4- It has increasing and decreasing geometry tools in fractions.
5- It is the only 3D program that is ready for 3d work in 4 seconds on my laptop

Reasons not to like Curvy:
1- You don't own a tablet
2- You can't draw well enough that other people know what you are drawing
3- You wouldn't watch videos on how to use this software unless it would keep a zombie apocalypse at bay.
4- You don't like drawing living things
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Good value on sale. Challenging to say the least
but decent results can be had with patience.
I've had the program since 1.0 but just today
got back into it. Be sure to save often though because
it does crash every now and then.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
A brilliant peace of software and must have for CG hobbyists!
Curvy's strongest point is it's drawing feature which has a semi-steep learning curve (get it? 'curve' ?). It's not so much instructions that needs to be studied, over and over, but management of the curve and drawing tools takes a while to 'stick.'

Once you get the hang of it, however, it's a lot of fun to play around in and even more so if you own a graphics tablet.
Obviously far more developed than the free Sculptris or MeshMixer; I've been playing in this app for about four years now and still learning something new each day.

When I have to whip up an illustration quick and don't have time to waste in box modelers - I turn here first.

There are some current fallbacks however but hopefully Simon will update those soon.

1. Bump doesn't work if using an older AMD video card.

2. The GUI and viewports are not near as customizable as I would like them to be nor will Curvy remember what you do mange to customize. (however standard four port is still included)

3. When using the Curvy map there seems to be no way to apply it to only parts of the model there for any imported textures apply to the whole model. I believe this can be circumvented even using the free version of Project Dogwaffle
Which Simon has implemented a link to in the Curvy menus.

Ultimately, however, this is by far my favorite 3D tool when it comes to 3D software outside of standard poly/vertix/edge manipulation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Very small program for simple 3D modeling. It might be a little hard to use, but the tutorial in the video section helps out a lot on the basics. One thing I really like about the program is it doesn't bombard you with a lot of popups like most 3d model production software of its kind, which leaves you with a very clean environment to work with.
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
So, I've been using this software on-and-off again for about two weeks now. It's a fantastic tool for doing curvy objects -- think humans, vases, crab-alients, tribbles, squirrels, etc. It is NOT really a tool you would expect to use if you were carving, say, a house or other strict geometric objects because the port to .OBJ leaves you too many extra vertices to clean up.

Of course, if your video game takes place in a Dr. Seuss world, maybe that is the house for you.

When it comes to quick, rounded objects and characters, this software compares favorable to it's competition (in my opinion) as it allows you to easily rock between low and high poly, do intrecate detailing, add textures, add bones, and then port to .OBJ (and only .OBJ I might add).

It serves a singular purpose, so it's not as broad as it's competitors. But then again, it's not as expensive. And when it comes to putting out quality meshes, the tools in this program are up to the task.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Love it so simple to use but i couldnt find many tutorials for 3.0 so i did one myself.
Here it is (its my first tut so its not great but its something)
Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEfLEbr0Ik
I do love this program. Very amazing software. I reccommend BIG YES!
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
After having a few run ins with Technology recently I was very disappointing when I brought this program for no reason it would not launch. Due to the nature of the program there wasn't much help from other users out there, however after posting on the Steam Forum the Developer gave me some help. Unfortunately the program still failed to launch after which the developer sent me vie e-mail a none Steam version and it worlds great. All this withing 24 hours of purchase. If other companies had customer service this quick and friendly the industry would be a better place!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I am just starting to learn, so will ammend this review later. I just bought this though, mainly because on the forums when I was asking questions about this program and curious as to whether it would be a good buy, the developer immediately responded to me concerning my interests. He continued to communicate when I had more questions. So i bought this immediately, knowing that the developers are actually invested in their product -- unlike some things on Steam *ahem* Godmode *ahem*...

Between the website and the program itself, you are offered all the info you'll need to start learning how to sculpt/model, or so it seems. I'm a complete noob and excited to learn.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The good.
Curvy 3D introduces another way to sculpt, creating basic shapes, mergin and detailing then with a advanced autosubdivision making a more intuitive and fastest workflow, getting the same results in less time than his big and expensive brothers.

The bad or not.
The bad point is the lack of tutorials, the first day with it may be really frustrating for experienced artists by the different workflow...
After all take in mind it is a sculpt tool, Curvy 3D is really weak for texture painting.
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20 of 34 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
3d artist enthusists, if you're looking for a 3d package that you can make quick organic shapes, look no futher. Curvy3d's got your back! You can literally built out a character of your wildest imagination in half the time than other 3d packages. At at a fraction of the costs! Please do not hestiate to get this! At least try the demo, you'll be glad you did. Check out some tutorials to get an idea of what can be made!
http://www.curvy3d.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=28
And a gallery
http://www.curvy3d.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=35
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Very easy to pick up and start modeling with, I was very happy with the purchuse, it exceeded my expectations. helped me get quick models created for an RPG i was working on.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
like mudbox but cheaper.
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
great program that is pretty easy to use, only down fall as of right now is that it does not have many tutorials..
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
This is one of the worst pieces of 3d sculpting software I have ever used.
I have used a couple 3d sculpting programs and have some level of familiarity with them.
Almost any free 3d sculpting is better.
The fact that I spent money on this fills me with regret and makes me sick to my stomach.
Software like this is why I wish there was some kind of refund policy on Steam.
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3 of 23 people (13%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
VERY IRRITATING TO USE.
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42 of 121 people (35%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2013
This program acts like a third-party first-generation 3-D modeling program that has a lot of the same features that you would find in a promotional software giveaway, I would not recommend this to anyone for any reason. It is simply a waste of money. There are quite a few older modeling programs that have a more friendly interface and tutorials of those who do not yet understand the basics to modeling and design.

I cannot endorse or condone anyone buying this product.
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