Shapelab is a unique VR 3D modeling application offering an intuitive interface and a variety of powerful polygon mesh-based sculpting tools to create high-quality 3D assets. Add VR to your 3D modeling workflow and experience a new dimension of creativity with Shapelab!
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Very Positive (188) - 86% of the 188 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 26, 2023

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About This Software

Important information regarding this license and version: With this perpetual license, you will receive complimentary updates on Steam until the end of 2024.

Shapelab is a highly efficient 3D sculpting application optimized for virtual reality devices. Shapelab takes advantage of VR technology to provide an immersive and intuitive interface that allows you to sculpt in 3D space, giving you a new level of control and creative freedom over your designs. With Shapelab, you can easily create organic shapes, from simple forms to complex designs. Visualize your creative ideas and print them in 3D or sculpt high-quality props, characters, and concepts for applications, games, and virtual worlds, as well as digital concept art and storyboards.

Using virtual reality for 3D modeling offers numerous advantages. It allows you to work with your creations in a more natural way as if they were physical objects right in front of you. This provides a level of immersion and depth that is simply not possible with traditional 2D modeling tools. Additionally, virtual reality modeling can increase productivity, as it allows you to work faster and more efficiently, even with greater precision in certain cases.

Shapelab’s usage of polygons instead of voxels makes it stand out in the creative VR tools market. Polygonal mesh modeling gives you the ability to sculpt stunning, well-detailed, and realistic 3D assets and allows users to import and edit large and complex 3D scans. With Shapelab's dynamic topology mode and support for industry-standard features, you can create detailed models with ease.

Join our community of artists and unleash your creativity with Shapelab today!

Please note that although you can register a Shapelab account after downloading Shapelab, an account is not needed to access the application. To create an account you only need to provide an email address and a password, or you can choose to sign in with your existing Google or Facebook account. Tick the 'Remember me' checkbox to stay logged in. You can provide additional information and manage your email preferences in your account settings.


VR and Desktop mode
Run Shapelab on PC in desktop mode, or use a VR headset tethered to your PC to run the app in VR mode
There is an experimental feature for switching between desktop and VR modes to enhance efficiency for tasks that are faster with a classic mouse and keyboard setup

Sculpting Tools with alphas
Clay, Draw, Inflate, Surface Stamp, Smooth, Snakehook, Flatten, Trim, Pinch, Mask, Regularize, 3D Stamp

PBR Vertex Paint Features
Painting 4 different properties in total: Color, Roughness, Metalness, and Emission.

Optional dynamic topology sculpting
The feature allows for real-time tessellation of the mesh based on the level of detail needed locally. It also makes some brushes more usable and effective in creating certain shapes.

Multiresolution, subdivision levels
Subdivide your mesh to create multiple "resolution levels"

Detail Transfer (Projection)
Transfer detailed features from a high-resolution model with a less organized topology, including triangles, to another, potentially quad-based object

Texture export
Generate and export texture maps (normal maps, pbr properties, and colors) for your vertex-painted creations during the export process.

Remeshing and mesh transforms
Voxel remesh,Quad remesh
Mirror and weld, Merge vertices
Subdivide, Decimate, Regularize

Multi-object handling
Import, Export, and manipulate objects separately
Clone, Mirror, Merge, Subtract, Intersect, Join objects
Multiselect and group objects
Parenting: Organize objects in a hierarchical manner

Environments, materials and shading
Various environments to choose from
PBR materials, MatCaps and built-in procedural textures
Ability to import custom matcaps

File support and Import/export
Import/export FBX, OBJ, STL, and GLB files

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows™ 8.1 or later or Windows™ 10
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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