Nomad Sculpt Positive Reviews
The app I've been looking forBefore now I've struggled to find a sculpting app that I enjoy using, but after using this one for a couple of hours I'm glad to say that that's changed.
The UI is simple and intuitive, especially if you're at all familiar with desktop sculpting applications. I never spent more than a minute figuring out how to do anything I wanted to, and usually the tool or option I was looking for was either right in front of me or a tap away.
Even more important than that, the sculpting simply feels good. It's quick and responsive. All the basic brushes you might expect are present, and at least for me they cover 99% of my needs. I have yet to dive into the brush options, but they seem quite in depth.
I obviously have not fully explored the limits of the app, but I know that I'm going to spend some time with it over the next couple of weeks and figure out how best to use it. I can easily see myself using this app for basic work to export and finish in Zbrush..Version: 1.19
One of the most exciting apps ever for iPadWithin the first 10 mins of downloading and playing around with this app, I new I had found something truly amazing. Coming from a few years of a zbrush experience on the Mac, this gives me everything I use regularly in zbrush, in a buttery smooth package. Not to mention a far better UI and enjoyable experience than zbrush. All for 15 bucks!? That right there is a steal of a deal my friends. Truly incredible app. Thank you so much to the wonderful developers that spent their time to polish and create such an amazing app for us to enjoy. Truly hats off to you! Such a joy to use.
Update: I’ve been using this app nonstop since it came out, and I love it more and more the more I use it. On top of that, the newest update is INCREDIBLE! The post processing controls, render options, camera updates, lighting updates, etc. Are all truly mind blowing. That you so much for creating this app! It really is something special..Version: 1.33
The best organic sculpting on iOSThis app is great! It has almost all the core features I love using in ZBrush with really nice responsiveness (I’m on the Gen 1 iPad Pro, even). It has a clean UI/UX that gets out of your way but is there when you look for it (no small feat!)
The pro features like the ability to remesh/dynamesh and the masking (including tapping off the mask to invert) are really great if you are familiar with ZBrush. Having animatable layers was kind of mind-blowing as I didn’t expect that feature to be in an iOS app.
I have tried some of the other sculpting programs, but they always had some strange quirks that made them feel slightly less than professional. In contrast, I can easily see myself using this to sculpt a base mesh as a starting point, then finishing it up in ZBrush.
The fact that it gives you OBJ and STL export as part of the purchase makes it worth the price.
There are a couple of features that would be nice to have, like:
- Boolean subtraction of layers (for example, to make the mouth areas). Maybe I’ve missed this because I am new to the app, as there does seem to be a merge layers.
- Grouping of masks/selections to use them later (poly groups in ZBrush parlance)
-FBX export (not necessary since there is OBJ, but nice! :) )
Overall, bravo to the developer! I am looking forward to seem what other updates come down the line. Thanks for a great app!.Version: 1.30
Okay... 20 stars.The mad lad behind Nomad fulfilled one of my long time dreams of being able to work just as well as I do on my computer but on the go.
I can use a stylus with my IPHONE and it will recognize pressure FROM 3D TOUCH?! What a BLESSING! Sir, you have no idea just how amazing you are.
I really appreciate the wonderful reply you gave my review the last time and even more that you actually implemented that 3D Touch pressure sensitivity! I think Nomad (for non ipad users) just became like, easily twice as good. If not even more.
I’m loving it!!
Ps: did I mention I’ve had meshes of 6-7 million polys on Nomad on my iPhone XS Max? It wouldn’t let me save without crashing at that point but maybe at around 5 I still will be able to. Still, forger won’t let me go past 1.5 millions on a phone, which is ridiculous and really simply not enough to get the job done. It’s also worth mentioning this happened to me on Nomad’s previous update. So perhaps it has been fixed on this one.
Nomad is just simply a beast. It is such a beast that I’ve decided I am going to buy an iPad Pro just cause music production and sculpting on iOS have become around 100 times more enjoyable than their PC-based counter parts.
Thank you sir, you are a legend 🙏🏻.Version: 1.30
The Dynamesh + Voxel Ramesher makes it worth every cent and then some.Honestly these two features make this zbrush level. I myself have been using forger before this app but Nomad’s simple interface, the ability to remesh at the click of a button and the fact Dynamesh can be switched on and off per tool makes this the most powerful 3D design tool for the iPad in my opinion. Base meshes are a breeze because of these features. Sculpts can be made from scratch as long as the Dynamesh and voxel Remesh are used correctly. This tool is of the same caliber as something like uMake yet it’s a one time purchase. Also the developers are abundant with updates and bug fixes. If you are looking for an industry level sculpting tool on the go Nomad is all you need..Version: 1.23
Not zbrush or mudboxBut lots of cheap fun! The main negatives are a lack of “bones” to help control things like arms and have them come out right) and also certain faults can emerge, like really long polygons, and other little marks you can’t smooth out (i think some polygons get inverted). But there are ways in Nomad to deal with these limitations. One other issue is painting is kind of low resolution, and that’s an area where zbrush (obviously not on ipad) shines. But it took zbrush a massive amount of r&d to make that work right, which is why it is expensive.
Nomad is fun! Nomad is fun! And it’s fun! So, buy it right now! I can spend hours and hours just messing around. It’s easy to start, hard to put down..Version: 1.36
Amazing, easier than ZbrushThis app. Is incredible, I am a traditional clay artist and started using virtual clay last year, I bought all the small useless apps and some that are somehow so-so, like sculptura and forger, but nothing comes close to the beauty and easy of use of Nomad. I have been using Zbrush, which is a profesional program worth hundres of dollars and I keep coming back to Nomad, only use zbrush for the millions of poly that it allows and since memory is low on ipad compared to a Mac/Pc.
I am even surprised at the low price, this app could easy sell for double or more.
Thanks Stephane for the app and updates, best wishes for 2021 and beyond !
Holy wow Batman... I was a little bit cautious because there was no STL in the app description, but it does do STL exports. To this date I own every sculpting app in the App Store check check every few weeks for new ones. Now I can stop looking. I have been using Sculptura, but that application is lacking some basic features that I needed. Sculptura can be frustrating and inconsistent.
Within one minute of opening this application and playing around with it I was blown away. This is light years ahead of the competition. I don’t know what else I can say except thank you. And the best part is it’s so freaking smooth..Version: 1.30
Perfect mobile substituteI’m a cad modeler for the most part but I use Meshmixer everyday to set up other designers great sculpts for use with action figures. Downside to Meshmixer is its only available for laptops and desktop machines. It’s quite the memory hog as well.
I have been looking for a sculpting and STL manipulation app for the iPad for a very long time.
That said. This app does everything I need and does it better than Meshmixer. I’m blown away at how easily this app handles high poly meshes. My latest project ended up with over 8 million faces and Nomad Sculpt handled it perfectly!
This program has almost replaced Meshmixer for me. I’m not a big fan of zbrush because the interface was just not user friendly but I feel that this app will doo just fine for that too.
If the developer reads these there is one suggested tool I think should be added. When scaling and resizing to have the ability to put in X Y Z measurements would be fantastic. Or at least the ability to measure between faces..Version: 1.32
A new gold standard, take it from a pro.I’ve been a 3D artist for nearly 2 decades now, as well as a fine artist. Got the ipad pro to have a sketchbook, notepad on the side what I didnt expect is a sculpting app to blow my pants off nearly as much as Nomadsculpt has so far.
The brush feel is at least as good as Zbrush, (which I’ve been teaching and using since practically the day it came out) with a lot of the history and cruft removed for ease of use. The 3d painting then once you subdivide to 1-2 million polygons (amazed that is even doable on a mobile device) is, with the addition of a few stamp textures I’ve used in other apps, at least as capable as anything in Substance painter.
There are still features missing, and still a few quirks but it’s so clear that the base is here for an app I’d use for years. (Not to mention a very responsive developer who’se fixing and adding at a steady clip)
I’m super excited to see what gets added as time goes on..Version: 1.23
Zbrush, move over... It’s nomad time.I have made work for games, movies, and magazine covers. This software is amazing. Zbrush is pretentious, confusing and expensive. I have been using it for 12 years. I don’t understand why it never evolved it’s controls. Yes these are 2 different levels. Zbrush can and has made everything... But watch out Zbrush nomad is coming for you! I am 4 hours deep and blown away. My first 3D print was sent to tinker and and fit perfectly as a working part. I plan on using this for 50 hours and writing another review..Version: 1.34
Love itI love this app. I’m not a professional artist or anything, but I think it’s very fun to make 3D models. I used to have the app Sculpt+, but it was taken off the AppStore for some reason. One thing I really loved about that app, specifically, was that it had its own, sort of, social media platform that you could post your sculptures to, and view other people’s sculptures. I think that would be a super nice addition to this app, if the developer would see this. That’s just a personal opinion, though, and the app is perfect in general!.Version: 1.36
Best sculpting app on the goI have used blender and zbrush to sculpt for 3D print and I have to say this app is just so freaking amazing!!! I mean you are able to create and sculpt out your imagination on the go at a professional level with this amazing sculpting app. This app is still very new and It still has way more room for better features in the future and the developer is working non stop to update the app. I am so impressed with what this app can do. Don’t take my words for it, try it yourself and you will love it..Version: 1.33
Initial impression: amazingBeen using blender for sculpting and modeling for a couple years now, and since starting in 3D I’ve always wanted a mobile option but didnt think it could happen till mobile chips matured. I was wrong. This app is pretty astonishing. I’m running it on a 2017 Ipad pro 12.9, so even on older hardware it’s still a joy to use. Sure there are things that can and will be improved, but while using this app I keep finding myself saying out loud “how is this possible?” Its great..Version: 1.32
GlitchI like the app so far and I’m really enjoying the use of it but I just encounter a glitch that I don’t know how to fix. Main problem is that random holes appearing on my 3D model when i minimize the app and come back later to keep working. Second problem is the freezing of the app. When I minimize the app and come back nothing works. I have to close the app entirely then open again to be able to make it work again. If you can help that will be greatly appreciated..Version: 1.32
Very impressiveThis is the first time I've ever left an app review, but I felt the need to leave one for nomad sculpt. This is the most impressive and versatile sculpting app I've used to date! I'm very impressed with the usability and support the app itself offers. Huge kudos to the developer he used sculptis and forger, while I found I preferred forger to sculptis nomad sculpt works so much better than forger on every level! I can only hope the developer will continue to update nomad sculpt this is an absolute must own for any 3D artist!.Version: 1.30
Easy for newcomers to 3D!I’m new to 3D. I’ve gone as far as opening Blender and making the head of a lego mini figure, and that took me 2 hours. This app is intuitive. Aside from still needing to learn some terminology like “topology,” “subdivide,” etc, everything else is straight forward. I’m really excited to see where this app goes. Many tutorials I see include Blender for rendering. I would love for this app to be all I need to model/sculpt, and create a beautiful render.
5 stars. Keep the updates coming!.Version: 1.33
Best thing to happen to portable sculptingLike everyone says it is pretty freaking great for what it is and how much it costs. No it will not replace ZBrush like everyone says it will, but it doesn’t have to. It has a good UI, competent sculpting tools, simple PBR support, paint tools, and it can handle large amount of polygons very well. Is there a room to be better? Of course there is, but nomad already does well everything a portable sculpting app needs to do. Frankly I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this app..Version: 1.23
Holy Crikeys TRIM!!!!Just bought this, have only been playing with Forger till now, and I think he is planning on adding a cut/trim tool... BUT YOU HAVE IT!!!!!!!
Am super impressed with the few minutes I’ve had it open, and am already certain this app is worth the $15 bucks. Also sad I JUST NOW discovered your app. Well enough buttering up, am going to play with the app and see if I was early in my praise... heh heh.. calm down, calm down, breathe.
Heh, seriously, am looking for something to sculpt things I draw in 2D and hoping this is a good tool to at least get the base mesh down.
PS No knocks on Forger, that is also awesome and frankly I don’t mind having two (or more) apps for sculpting on my iPad, but yours looks a little nicer. (You hear me Forger, you need to up your A-Game after seeing this. All comments here are in good fun.).Version: 1.32
The best sculpting app on iOSI was impressed with forger and then this dropped. The UI is excellent and the features are what I would expect from a capable sculpting program. This app has become my go to for sculpting miniatures, I’ll do most of my work here and import my projects to blender or zbrush. The developer is the king of iOS sculpting atm. I’m looking forward to future updates and features!
I’ve been running this on a 7 th Gen iPad with no issues..Version: 1.32
Great start!So far this is the most slick sculpting app on the iPad. Feels good, clean, looks pretty, solid start.
I would really like to see user assignable touch behavior because I’d like to have my fingers operate the smooth tool. Also finger + pen to scale the brush as it needs to be more controllable for smaller sizes (the slider is 99% giant brush sizes with usable sizes taking up only a few pixels at the bottom end)
I hope this will get mesh as brush too, and mesh to depth mask for the tools. And maybe even compound brushes - combining smooth + flatten for instance..Version: 1.19
Almost perfectI really like this app and what it’s capable of. That being said, there is one feature I wish was a part of it (rigging). I wish to apply a skeleton to my character model in order to move it about. My current method is to create separate body parts and move them about, but it’s been a shore when it comes to fingers and toes. Rigging would be a very beneficial application for this app..Version: 1.33
Developer GOD Award!Seriously this is such a great sculpting app. Everything is lay out and easy to access. Lag is a non issue and more enjoyable to use. The price is right for anyone wanting to get into 3d sculpting. Any developer that DOES NOT get greedy with cost and do stupid subscriptions plans deserve the Developers GOD Award. Innovation, creativity, and great talents come out when the little guys/gals get a chance, not bound by cost and app subscriptions limitations..Version: 1.32
Fantastic sculpting appI spent several years on Autodesk’s 123D Sculpt+ before they pulled it and since that time I’ve tried desperately to keep sculpting on different platforms as no other iOS app has yet filled that void. I was aware of SculptGL and had always hoped that it might become an app. I’m incredibly excited to support this project, it’s an absolute game-changer for me. Thank you for putting sculpting back in my pocket!.Version: 1.30
Wonderful App!This program is amazing! I’ve had the hardest time finding something suitable to sculpt with, and this program... I fell in love with it within the first ten minutes of using it. Not only does it allow you to export it as an .obj or the like, it allows you you to paint your sculpt, among other things. AND ON THE GO. It’s all I ever needed on a portable device. Thank you for making this!.Version: 1.23
Best iPad Sculpting AppMuch better performance than Sculptura or Forger on the same iPad, really opened up the possibilities for what I could sculpt on the go. This doesn’t seem capable of hard surface like Zbrush, at least not yet, but if that functionality was added in a future release then this app would replace Blender and Fusion 360 in my workflow to a large extent, since I find it significantly more enjoyable to use..Version: 1.19
AmazingI rarely leave reviews but had to here.
Been waiting for something like this for a long time. Honestly, if this had something comparable to the z-modeler brush, I’d rarely ever use ZBrush.
The interface took about an hour to get completely comfortable with. Tiny learning curve if you ask me. The voxel remesh, and dynamic topology are outstanding. No lag that I can see.
Battery usage is not bad but could be optimized, and my IPad Pro does get a little hot when using it, but it doesn’t affect performance as far as I can tell.
Regardless of the very minimal gripes above, I’m very happy with this application, and would absolutely recommend to everyone who wants an excellent portable sculpting solution..Version: 1.30
100% worth the money!I was skeptical about purchase as it appears to be a new app, but it’s safe to say that it was worth it! Very easy navigating and sculpting on my iPad Pro. It’s great to see a female developer behind this masterpiece too. I would love to see an option for free form sculpting, and alphabet letters as primitive options down the line. Keep up the great work!!.Version: 1.30
Absolutely DelightfulIt was to my surprise to find a sculpting app on the apple store that suited my needs. If there is a developer reading this, I hope you will take my input, but I absolutely think what would make the app better would be to create a separate filing system for our projects. Something like how Procreate opens up to reveal all our work, I think something like that for Nomad would be awesome!.Version: 1.32
Easily the best 3D Design iPad app!This might be a new app but the developer has been making some amazing updates to this already super impressive app. It’s extremely easy to work with, super super smooth to sculpt and overall very easy to navigate.
Easily worth the money for this app. I’m primarily using it for sculpting to create designs for 3D Printing.Version: 1.30
AmazingI am new to 3D sculpting but this is fantastic. The learning curve is really small but there is so much that I can do with this. A more detailed review to come as I get more comfortable with the language. For now, I just will say that I strongly recommend this app if you are new to 3D sculpting and want to be able to create detailed works..Version: 1.37
Im blown away! But i have one suggestion.Iv been around the block with digital sculpting apps, Im coming from a zbrush, Forger and Blender3d background.
And man iv gotta say... For a portable sculpting app this app has mad power!
I know that this app is still extremely young (as of writing this its about 5ish days old) but 10/10 its worth! I cant wait to see how it matures. Move over Forger a new challenger has entered the ring.
My only issue with the app is some tools just arent strong enough. For example, ill have clay set to subtraction and 100% but it will feel like only 10% subtraction (even with my apple pencil) Please increase tool strength..Version: 1.19
UnbelievableI’m no digital sculptor however with only 30 minutes of messing around in this program, I have been able to apply the same logic I use with other mediums and it’s fairly easy to navigate and operate. Just incredible...very eager to learn the ins and outs of this program..Version: 1.36
Worth your purchaseIf it’s missing anything then I’m sure they will add it sooner than later. Has plenty of the features of the features of its computer based counterparts and allows for a smooth cintique like feel when coupled with the iPad Pro..Version: 1.33
Pretty good!Love this app! I would recommend to anyone trying to learn how to digitally sculpt.
My main problem is I can’t figure out a way to transfer the art from my phone to my tablet without buying the app again. I just need more screen space to work when relaxing and want to be able to take it with me in my phone if I’m not home..Version: 1.33
Great app! But...Best sculpting app on iOS I've come across. Really wanted to award 5 stars. But it merged all the layers without warning when I saved a sculpt I'd been working on for hours. I suspect it may have to do with the max file size setting but I can't know for sure ... BECAUSE IT GAVE NO WARNING OR EXPLANATION. Hint to dev: warn user before performing any destructive operations that can't be undone, and give him/her the option to cancel. Grrrrrr!.Version: 1.30
Go from 3 to 5Upgraded to a pro. Much more stable due to larger ram. The creator of the app is great. He has a forum that he is actively involved in and is quick to respond to questions and suggestions. I truly love this app and it is worth every penny..Version: 1.32
Get itI don’t usually leave reviews but this is too good to not recommend. It’s well worth the $15. I’d liken it to the quality of Procreate for drawing. A fairly robust program with almost no learning curve. Already resin printing a model I made..Version: 1.32
The worst app of the centuryIt has a problem with the clay and I can’t take off the purshuse I would die for a redo and get my money back if u see this created let me have my money back please 😣😢😭😭😭.Version: 1.30
UnbelievableDrawing in 3D is the most incredible sensation! Thank you so much for creating a tool so delightfully simple to use. I’m absolutely hooked on this deceivingly powerful sculpting tool!.Version: 1.32
Amazing app but....For some reason I’m having issues with the symmetry as I’m sculpting. Every now and then the symmetry will just completely turn off...Even though the symmetry button is highlighted/turned on.Version: 1.32
My go to app!So many good tools and fun to sculpt anywhere I am. Fully customizable tools and UI. SouthernGFX has some great tutorials if you want to see it’s full capabilities. Madcap is a game changer for comic style rendering!.Version: 1.30
No help at all.I found the help. It’s on the website. There is nothing in the app but the website looks pretty good. There is a forum too..Version: 1.40
Awesome a few request tho?As a zbrush user this app is godsend I really want to move away form Mac book and I feel iOS is the future so this app is very good for as beginner sculptor like myself.
Just wanted ask will there a feature for mesh posing?
Asking because I want to create comics using 3D Apps such as this one and the ability to pose characters and create landscapes inside nomad would be a gamer changer.
God Tier Sculpting AppBest sculpting app on the appstore by far! Holy guacamole, I've been looking for a good modeling app for ages. Kudos to the dev team for this blessing. I can't wait to see what they will add! I can't praise nomad sculpt enough!.Version: 1.34
This app is awesome !Thank you for this cool app! Start sculpting and it is so intuitive! 5 stars! Look forward for future updates!.Version: 1.40
I love thisThis is awesome, especially since it’s on the iPad I don’t have to carry my laptop everywhere to work on zbrush.Version: 1.38
Great! But.....It crashes EVERY TIME I am trying to save a PNG....
Please fix, I love the potential, does remind of ZBrush, indeed!
Thanks for the reply. I did solve: exported to another app, Procreate!
Are you going to add lights?.Version: 1.23
The best sculpting app for the iPad...Hands down, this is the best sculpting app for the iPad. I’m actually able to get a little character work done with this app..Version: 1.23
Top 1 of the best sculpting app on iPad ProThis app is great for sculpting. It got all the tools I need. It has a dynamic topology tool and a multi resolution tool. Plus it has great matcap and PBR Material, we can even paint the model with the PBR material!.Version: 1.32
You nailed itIm really liking it, its very customizable and easy to use, excited to see where you guys take it with new updates..Version: 1.32
Very intuitive UI for existing modellersCan i mirror my objs?.Version: 1.32
Great sculpting appClean UI, very smooth action, familiar tools all in the right place. Makes sculpting fast and fun..Version: 1.32
Brush sizeAbsolutely amazing!
Is there a way to have a brush size relative to object instead of screen. Brushes should scale with camera..Version: 1.32
Zbrush Users will feel at home.I got an iPad to draw on mainly, but thought why not try 3D modelling on it as well? I haven’t delved too much into the program yet, just made a quick head and the feel of program is very similar similar to Zbrush. Layout is clean and easy to navigate!.Version: 1.32
Amazing!This app is awesome. I am excited to see the future of this app. Worth the purchase..Version: 1.32
Keeps crashing please fix and please add fur texture:)The app is great so far, but it's been crashing every time I try saving and the auto save isn't saving either,
'Please fix the crashing, as well it would be better if the auto save just happened in the background because the pop up is so annoying lol.Version: 1.32
Absolutely fantasticAs a high schooler, this app is extremely easy to use, but I’m wondering if there is a way to recover deleted projects?.Version: 1.32
It’s amazing 😉I bought forger 2 weeks ago but got stuck on not being able to subtract at all. It exports obj to blender greatly it says it can import obj but every time I did there where mistakes in the mesh.
I have just purchased Nomad today and have used it now for an hour and already the verdict is out🤣 it’s so much better. As far as I’m concerned the 13 bucks I spent on forger are a shame but I would happily ad the cost to the price of Nomad it’s so much better.
Enjoy it’s amazing.Version: 1.32
Top notch sculpting for iPadFeature rich but easy to navigate ui.
The left handed mode was a nice surprise.
Great implementation of “sticky keys”.
Kudos to the developer!.Version: 1.32
Almost like zbrush on the go.Love most things about it. Would love it if they can add a ruler tool, similar to how zbrush’s Gizmo tool can toggle into a Transpose tool. Function is for measuring, changing size, rotation, moving..Version: 1.32
Amazing!I can’t begin to express how impressed I am with Nomad. It seems to have nearly everything I need in a sculpting app. I’ve only had it for a few days now but I’m so blown away by its professional features and quality. The UI is clean and beautiful. Easy to see your tools and make settings adjustments. The app feels a lot like a mobile version of 3D Coat (my favourite sculpting app) to me. Really well made app. I tip my hat to the developer..Version: 1.30
A Portable version of Zbrush !I used Sculptura ..... then I tried this app and I gotta say for a portable app I’m super impressed , I use zbrush on my main computer and this has Tons of features similar to zbrush. it almost feels like Zbrush created a portable app.
Also I mainly make low poly models for block in .... so for me as a quick modeling tool i think it’s great .....also an excellent feature is the 3D GIZMO........Hats off the the developer.
Hope to see more features in the future, but right now it’s pretty useful!.Version: 1.32
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