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Play-Doh Touch

Play-Doh's never had an iOS app before. Play-Doh Touch scans in things you make into an iPad/iPhone via the camera.

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The Play-Doh Touch: Shape to Life Studio set costs $40, and arrives at Apple Stores today.

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It's a traditional collection of Play-Doh mini-tubs and cutter/shaper tools, for the most part. But it also comes with an extra tray that interfaces with the Touch app.

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It's nicely boxed for a Play-Doh set.

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The app plays like a game and asks for objects to be scanned in occasionally.

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You can put just about anything on the tray to scan in, as long as it's relatively flat. You're supposed to use the white Play-Doh to make eyes.

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Any time a Play-Doh tub appears in the game, it's scanning time.

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You line up the camera to add the object.

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The app works with iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones.

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Once your thing is scanned, it either becomes your character (limbs get animated, eyes look around) or it decorates the background.

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Other tools, like certain molds and cutter shapes, unlock other features in the game.

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This triceratops scanned pretty well.

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See?

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Sometimes the Touch app asks you to grab a certain shape.

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Like this one. In a lot of ways, this app hints at where camera-based scanning of 3D objects is heading next.

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Make sure the object's lined up completely in the circle. The kit scans in objects that look nearly 3D, but can't create art with them yet. Maybe in the next version?

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