One of my favorite apps in existence is Sculptris due to its extreme versatility—and it’s free!

Essentially, this software starts you out with a virtual ball of clay and a set of easy-to-understand tools that will allow you to create whatever organic thing you want. It’s great for sculpting people, animals, mini-figs, and plants. After you’re done, you can even send your file to a 3D printer!

My personal favorite sculpt is Seredon, one of my own character creations. After the sculpt was finished, I printed this on my Anycubic I3 Mega printer and sanded it to a nice finish.  

I’ve been using the program for five years and I have never gotten bored with it. Now that schools are closed and pretty much everything has shut down, it’s a perfect time to learn a new skill and start sculpting. 

Get Started!

Download Sculptris from here.

Then check out some beginner tutorials. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started:

If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to contact me at hmunzberg@arhub.org. I will do my absolute best to help in any way I can.

Hannah Munzberg

Hannah Munzberg

STEM Intern

Hannah Munzberg has a long association with the Innovation Hub. Munzberg excelled at the after-school program at the Hub, quickly launching into grand projects such as building roving Daleks and leading classes on 3D sculpting and design.