Modio
Modio

Modio brings creative ideas designed on an iPad into the physical realm through 3D printing. This iOS app allows the user to create characters digitally using a library of monstrous parts. The user can mix and match heads, torsos, limbs, hands, claws, feet, weapons and more to build their own original character. You can further customize your character by modifying the parts with surface textures and shapes.

The developers recently added a female character and even more options to add to the endless fun. Everything is fully pose-able so your character can stand, sit, crouch, or hold his or her weapon—ready for battle. Once your creature is designed just how you want it, it is time to bring him, her, or it to life.

The Modio app interfaces seamlessly with home 3D printers. If you do not have a 3D printer at home, send it to a 3D printing service and they will print it for you. After all of the parts are 3D printed, assemble them. Your character is still pose-able with ball and socket joints so you can move and play with the figure you created. You can also size your character to make it as big or as small as your 3D printer will handle.

Modio is family-friendly so everyone can enjoy the modeling app. It is also multi-touch so multiple people can get in on the fun or you can use both hands when creating your character. The app received 4+ stars on iTunes and is educational fun the whole family can enjoy.