Maxon acquires forger, a digital 3D sculpting and texture painting application for iOS.
Maxon just picked up another acquisition; this time, it’s Forger, a 3D sculpting and texture painting app for iOS tablets. Forger represents powerhouse sculpting tools on an iPad Pro, using a keyboard, a pencil, or even your fingers.
Forger creator Javier Edo Meseguer, who cut his teeth creating visual effects and pipeline tools for award-winning VFX and production companies working on blockbuster films, commercials, and TV shows, will become a permanent part of the Maxon family.
Maxon Announces Acquisition of Mobile 3D Sculpting Application
Popular desktop-class sculpting application forger for iOS offers an enticing entryway into 3D sculpting and provides insights into portable workflows.
Friedrichsdorf, Germany – March 1, 2021 – Today, Maxon announced it has completed the acquisition of forger, a digital 3D sculpting and texture painting application for iOS. Conceived over a decade ago by Javier Edo Meseguer, forger offers desktop-class, professional-level sculpting workflows on mobile devices.
forger features an intuitive multitouch interface and a comprehensive collection of sculpting brushes and tools. Powerful remeshing algorithms, as well as masking and layering capabilities, make concept- and production-level sculpting on a mobile device a reality. The ability to import/export OBJ and Alembic file formats further facilitates mobile to desktop workflows.
“We are always looking for ways to expand the creative freedom and capabilities of our artistic community. We love the fun and immediacy that forger’s workflow on iPad offers for sculpting and painting. We look forward to exploring what more it can bring to our users,” stated David McGavran, CEO. “Javier is a respected programmer who has dedicated himself to developing tools that expand and enhance the everyday needs of production artists, and we’re thrilled to have him join the Maxon team.”
Forger supports all iOS devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch), although it benefits from the extra workspace found in the larger devices and makes excellent use of the performance benefits that iPad Pro(s) bring to the table. It also supports Apple Pencil.
Forger maker Javier Edo, who cut his teeth creating visual effects and pipeline tools for award-winning VFX and production companies working on blockbuster films, commercials, and TV shows, will become a permanent part of the Maxon family.
Forger is currently available for $9.99 on the Apple App Store.