This won’t make many friends but I feel the price is extremely fair for the product we are getting. Then again I am on a free student license right now about to finish my degree but, I have every intention of purchasing this app when my license expires. If I can get an extension as a graduation present let me know haha. I love this app and the idea behind it.
I’ll put the hobbyist solution first before I write you an essay. Put it on your credit card. I imagine most people have decent enough credit and use it wisely enough to pay off investments into their hobby like this. What difference is there paying these guys monthly vs paying Apple, Visa, etc.
I’ll tell you the difference. It’s a boring answer but it’s real. These guys are literally creating a revolutionary product and need the assurance that they can continue operating on a year to year basis. Most people I imagine would sign up for this app for one month, use it, forget, cancel their payment, and move on with their life while the dudes doing all the leg work got just $25.
You can use this app to design whatever you want, 3D print it, sell it and make more than $25 dollars in a month. Also, people like us who care about 3D modeling have other intentions than just making cool things that have no other purpose in life. For example if you broke some weird ass part, open up Shapr3D and make a new one, I’m sure you’ll get your moneys worth since the personality type to even use this app already thinks like that I imagine. I know I do. All due respect, but if you can’t find a way to get $250 worth of convenience, quality of life, functional products, or test theories with this app, then you honestly don’t really need it given what you can do with it.
Mobile devices and internet speeds are getting insanely power and fast, that we no longer need to have some maxed out PC to model and test designs. There are companies like, SimScape, that let you do cloud based simulations on their servers. I’ve been bored and curious about how a certain pipe shape would move water around a bend and was able to model the pipe and run a simulation on it all from my IPad.
If you ever wonder why all these old ancient myths and legends have a bunch of dudes called wizards carrying around wands and tablets is because of this. We can literally do magic with an iPad and Apple Pencil and with the integration of AR and the possibilities that tech has, we are literally becoming wizards right now. Moral of the story, invest in cloud based simulations, lidar tech, mobile modeling and these guys. The people who design and built the world are slowly getting unchained from a desk. I support it.