Maxon has updated Forger, its digital sculpting app for iPad, with Forger 2023.0 adding a new modelling toolset, which is based on the polygonal modelling engine from Cinema 4D.
The new version of Forger, whose base edition is free, was a part of Maxon’s Fall 2022 product releases, which include Cinema 4D 2023, and new versions of the Red Giant effects plugins.
Forger , which is one of the oldest iPad sculpting apps, and still a very capable one acquired by Maxon last year, is one of the oldest dedicated iPad sculpting apps.
The new set of sculpting brushes is familiar to users of desktop tools like ZBrush, such as Standard, Clay, Smooth, Move, Pull, Flatten, Polish, Inflate and Crease.
Sculpting layers, masking, face grouping, a LazyMouse-style option for smoothing freehand strokes, symmetry, automated retopology, and basic vertex painting are the other key features.
Plus, users can import files in OBJ or Alembic format, or exported to other DCC apps in OBJ, STL or USD format.
New polygonal modeling tools create hard-surface assets from scratch, or edit existing geometryTo that, Forger 2023 a new set of tools based on the polygonal modelling engine from Cinema 4D.
It includes simplified Select, Transform, Extrude, Bevel, Inset, Bridge, Line Cut, Loop Cut, Weld and Slide tools, reworked for use on a smaller screen with touch controls or a stylus.
Now users are able to create simple hard-surface assets from scratch, starting from a set of 12 poly primitives.
The toolset should also open up new workflows when used in conjunction with Forger’s existing sculpting tools, including roughing out base meshes for sculpts, or editing low-poly versions of a sculpt.