Mecube is an easy (and addictive) app to 3D design and 3D print direct from your iOS device. The intuitive interface is a simple ‘voxel modeler’ where you add cubes together to make a 3D form like assembling single blocks of Lego together. You can use the same process to cut away or even ‘skew’ cubes for some slightly more complex variations. Each voxel can be assembled as a solid color or you can go back and paint each surface, by touching a surface multiple times you increase the saturation of the color, this allows for quite a large variation of colors from such a simple interface.
When your design is complete you can upload your design to Shapeways to be 3D printed in any of our 3D Printing material options including full color.
Keep an eye out for the MeCube Game that will take the same principles into (an even more addictive) puzzle game that will also connect to the Shapeways API to 3D print prizes.
Check out the tutorial below.