NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Let's Create Pottery
While it's not a new app, it is easily one of the most equally addictive if you're a child or adult. Let's Create Pottery allows even the most non-artistic of us to create some pretty stunning masterpieces. You just drag the clay up, down, in, and out to shape it. Then fire it, paint and decorate it, and up come your options. Initially all you could do was sell it at a virtual auction to make money in the game which you can spend on new decorations. After a few updates you could then take a photo to save it, share it with an online community. But the latest update is the biggie, the one most people likely start hoping for the moment they get their hands virtually dirty. You can now buy it - for real. Hit the print button and off your design goes to 3D printing website Sculpteo where you can choose small, medium, or large. The larger you make it the more it costs. It then gets created and sent to you. Let's Create Pottery is available for iOS and Android devices for $4.99.
And if you like the idea of making something that can then be printed in 3D, and you don't have an engineering degree, Mecube allows you to make non-clay creations. You get blocks, add some, take some away, split some open, form them however you'd like. Add color to the outside parts that are showing. And then when you're done, kinda like the pottery app, you just upload it, in this case to 3D printers at Shapeways, and again the Sculpteo website, and your virtual object becomes a real object and sent your way. Mecube is a free app for iOS devices.