System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £15.49
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Art and Creation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 10
Description: ShapeLab by Leopoly brings a joyful, easy and practical VR creation experience to all HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality Device owners. We are working on offering the most powerful and easiest VR design and presentation software solutions for professional and newcomer creators and designers.
This Early Access release empowers non-professional VR device owners to release their creativity and make their very own, colourful virtual 3D models and assets. The joint forces of Leopoly engine and VR devices simplify the modelling process by enabling users to create in a fun and intuitive way. Users can sculpt, paint and play effortlessly while turning their imagination into reality. All designs can be saved in STL or OBJ file format for easy 3D printing.
Review: ShapeLab was an interesting concept, to say the least. It was supposed to be the easiest VR sculpting software ever created and just about anyone and everyone would be able to use the easy to learn UI. Maybe that was the plan, but given that has since turned into abandonware you can guess that is didn’t quite get finished. In fact, in its current state (which is all it will ever be now) it is pretty much unusable and crashed more times than you would ever imagine. Then there is the joke price tag of £15.49, given that many other VR sculpting tools are free and more stable there is no way to recommend this at all. A good idea maybe, but not in its current form.