A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Welcome to picoCAD!

A tiny modeller for tiny models

picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Where many programs for modelling and texturing are bloated and overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. It is built on the PICO-8 platform and comes rich with constraints. Experiment to find your own workflow and anything is possible!

Features

  • Streamlined and easy to use editor
  • Place and modify meshes to create amazing things
  • Live manipulation of textures and UV coordinates 
  • A unique look with picoCAD's dithered shading
  • Render in wireframe, solid fill, or textured
  • Ships with a manual that is worth reading
  • Save files in easy to read text format
  • Exports Twitter friendly GIFs
  • NEW - Export to OBJ/MTL and import to Blender, Unity, etc

Get involved

Join our discord for help, as well as cool stuff built by the community.

The #picoCAD on Twitter is also a good place to browse the latest and greatest.

Modelling jams are held every week here on itch, so get creative! Jams are announced on twitter as well as on the discord.

Have fun

I hope you'll have a good time using picoCAD! For more fun things, consider supporting me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/johanpeitz

Introduction

Here's a nice introduction to picoCAD to get you started,  courtesy of Brandon James Greer.

Updated 26 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryTool
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Feb 25, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(295 total ratings)
AuthorJohan Peitz
Made withPICO-8
Tags3D, Low-poly, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksCommunity, Twitter

Purchase

Buy Now$4.95 USD or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

picocad-102.zip 7 MB
toolbox.zip (export tools) 13 MB
MANUAL-picoCAD.pdf (documentation) 911 kB

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