Capsule Sketch is an online modeling tool to create minimalist designs based on Capsule primitives.
Like pixel art or low poly design, capsule design is a way of creating 3D or 2D graphics using a limited primitive.
I believe Capsule Design is worth exploring : it's simple, fun and intuitive, it's perfectly adapted for animation, and easy to render in real-time.
Capsule Sketch can also be a great fit to quickly sketch 3D models, and generate base meshes before advanced polygonal modeling.
I am Maxime Quiblier, a software engineer and entrepreneur, specialized in 3D graphics.
I have always been a great fan of pixel / voxel art and low poly style. For several years, I have been looking for a unique 3D modeling style, like the formers, but more “rounded”.
Back in 2010, when I discovered skeleton based modeling, I thought it was the coolest thing I had seen in 3D modeling. With a friend of mine, I developed a first modeler meant to create organic shapes based on something which was, actually, a set of Capsules.
The seed was planted : I had found the minimalist rounded style I was looking for. I now had to develop a specific software for it, because drawing capsules in a general CAD software is a pain. I wanted it online, simple and free, to make it accessible.
For years, I have been frustrated by WebGL capabilities, which were limited at the time on most devices. Then 2 years ago, as WebGL extensions became more widely supported, I led some experiments to directly raytrace Capsules on the GPU. It was a success ! Using only 6 polygons per capsule, I could reach the visual quality I wanted, in real-time!
18 months of coding-weekends and coding-nights gave birth to Capsule Sketch! The first modeler focusing on... Capsule Design, Capsule Art, Capsule Style, Capsule Modeling, or whatever we may decide to call it.
Now, I’m looking for artists better than me to join the adventure and help me explore the possibilities of Capsule Design
Maxime has a strong interest and expertise in 3D modeling and its accessibility through online services.
We need help on many topics, join us in this passionate journey !
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