Kanova is a simple, easy to use, VR enabled, 3D sculpting application. It uses the patented 3D Adaptive Distance Field (ADF) technology developed by Foundry. Clay-like materials can be manipulated to create 3D assets on both the desktop and within a VR environment.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Kanova is a new VR enabled sculpting application from Foundry. Before we go too far with the development we'd appreciate more user input into how the features are implemented. Do you enjoy creating with new 3d mediums? Click that buy button (it's FREE) and provide us with your honest and constructive feedback. We appreciate the support of the Steam community during this very early phase of Kanova's development.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“We anticipate the Kanova early access program to run for a period of 6 months. At which time we will make the decision to go forward with a commercial product or go back to the R&D Lab to come up with another more suitable product idea.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Kanova 1.0 will contain as many of the prioritized user-requested enhancements and bug fixes that we can squeeze in. If we reach the end of the early access period and don't have a suitable product we may choose to extend or go back to the R&D Lab to come up with another more suitable product idea.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of Kanova supports sculpting in VR, on the desktop, or both using a variety of brushes. It is possible to use Kanova without any VR equipment.

The Kanova Early Access version supports pen input on the desktop, in addition to mouse and keyboard. For VR input, Kanova Early Access supports HTC Vive & Oculus Touch controllers.

Currently, there is not support for Windows Mixed Reality.

The Early Access release may contain some bugs (we recommend saving your creations regularly!). Performance is not yet fully optimized: it's reasonable in most cases, but we're still improving it.

Feature Highlights
• Editing scenes using Kanova in desktop mode and within the VR environment
• Selecting different modeling tools
• Creating multiple layers
• Sculpting and painting in color
• Exporting to Sketchfab format”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Upon completion of the Early Access program there will be a price increase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We appreciate the support of the Steam community during this very early phase of Kanova's development. Your feedback will be applied to our decisions to continue the product development process and finalize the feature set.”
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About This Software

Kanova is a simple, easy to use, VR enabled, 3D sculpting application. It uses the patented 3D Adaptive Distance Field (ADF) technology developed by Foundry. Unlike other tools on the market, Kanova can be used in pure VR form, for creative exploration, or as a hybrid/VR desktop application. Artists can further refine and develop creations by exporting to Foundry's 3D content creation platform, Modo and Modo indie.

Sculpting in VR completely changes artists typically approach creating 3D objects. Freeing them from learning technical tools and terminology and allowing them to intuitively sculpt 3D objects in a natural fashion. The simplified nature of Kanova's interaction means that it appeals to first time users to 3D as well as seasoned artists and industry professionals, giving each a unique tool from which to create 3D artwork.

Feature highlights include:
  • Editing scenes using Kanova in desktop mode and within the VR environment
  • Selecting different modeling tools
  • Creating multiple layers
  • Sculpting and painting in color
  • Exporting to Sketchfab format

The Kanova User Guide provides details on the features available and how to access them using the Kanova desktop application and from within the VR environment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: VR hardware is optional. Pen input is supported.
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