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Leonar3Do gets artsy in 3D space

The 3D art kit lets you take control of space itself.

3D for All

Obsession with all things 3D is hitting another level, with artists now given the option to sculpt three-dimensional objects. And we thought you could already do that in the real world. But if the virtual is what you prefer, Leonar3Do, a rather awkward name for a 3D art kit, lets you take control of space itself. Though for mastery of the third dimension, you'll have to don special goggles and wield the strangely named "bird," an odd-shaped air-suspended mouse needed to draw objects out of your PC screen.

According to developers Daniel Ratai and Zoltan Karpati, the software package is user-friendly enough that even an 8-year-old can tackle it. Though at the lovely price of $1,000, this isn't something to kid about.

Leonar3Do runs on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems, with Linux and Mac OS X apps expected later. The included Leoworld program supports standard 3D file formats such as .obj, .stl, .3ds, and any other 3D design software, allowing users to create free-form models, animation, 3D drawings, 3D presentations, and games.

But Leonar3Do's strongest pitch has to be its Software Development Kit, which allows developers to create new apps or connect any software to Leonar3Do. Watch it in action after the jump.

(Source: Crave Asia)