The team at Speed 3D recently released their latest app, Insta3D. This free iOS app makes it simple for anyone to design a personal avatar from a single photograph—no 3D modeling skills required. The app allows you to create and customize your avatar with an iPhone. In conjunction with the beta release, Speed 3D also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the new technology.
“We have been developing a user-friendly mobile phone application, Insta3D, which allows people to create their personal 3D avatar from their selfie—anytime, anywhere,” Speed 3D stated in their Kickstarter video. “Insta3D is now in its beta version ready for use in several languages.”
The team hopes, through their Kickstarter campaign, they will raise enough funds to integrate 3D printing into the App. This would allow users to instantly 3D print their avatars. On the Kickstarter Insta3D page it states, “Now we are developing a new feature in Insta3D, with this new feature, the user simply taps the "Print" button in the UI, you will get a printable 3D model file instantly and ready to print on any commercial 3D printer. Or you can use our printing service to get a high quality 3D printout delivered to you.”
Here at WhiteClouds, we tested the beta app and it’s by far the easiest way to create a personal avatar. You will have your own avatar within minutes and there are plenty of clothes, hairstyles, glasses, facial expressions and even dance moves to make your avatar as unique as you are.
When we tested the software, the Share a Picture and Share a Video option to save to album didn’t work. Hopefully this bug will be worked out in a future release because it would be fun to be able to share your avatar with your friends in a text or email. Other options for sharing include Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s an overview of the Insta3D interface:
Menu – The Menu is located in the upper-right corner of the screen and has some basic features including:
Create New Avatar – Click here to take another picture and create a new avatar while saving your old one. All of your avatars will appear in All Avatars.
All Avatars – Here you can see all of your avatars and select an avatar to edit or share.
Setting – Under Setting, you can link Insta3D to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Tutorial – Here you will find a tutorial to help you get started with insta3D.
Feedback – This will open your email client so you can provide feedback to the Speed 3D team.
About – Here you will find the terms and conditions and see the version of the software.
Share – Share, located in the upper-right corner of the screen, allows you to share your avatar with others on social media sites and save your avatar as a picture or video.
Suitcase – The suitcase is in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Here you will find clothes, glasses, hair, and dance moves to further customize your avatar.
Trash – Click the trash icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen to delete an avatar.
Insta3D is a free, entertaining app that makes creating your own 3D avatar quick and easy. Check out the video below to see Inta3D in action.