3D Systems has announced the debut of the first-ever haptic-based, consumer 3D mouse for intuitive 3D sculpting and design, the Touch, with instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting. The Touch works with 3DS' Cubify(R) Sculpt(TM), a powerful virtual sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, easy sculpting delight for students, designers and hobbyists.
Priced at $499, including Cubify Sculpt software, the Touch is expected to be ready for commercial shipment during the second quarter of 2014 and will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall 3.
"Touch is at the heart of democratizing consumer and prosumer access to faster, simpler and easier 3D sculpting tools for ready-to-3D-print products," said Keith Ozar, Director Marketing, Consumer Products, 3DS.
"Touch is a real game-changer for STEAM education in K-12 as well as for both amateur and experienced artists, designers and professionals looking to harness tomorrow's competitive skills today at an affordable price point."