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!

picoCAD is a standalone application and you don't need pico8 to run it.


  • 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

Have fun and stay in touch

I hope you'll have a good time using picoCAD! For more fun things, follow me on any of these platforms:

  • Join for free on Patreon for devlogs and behind the scenes!
  • Sign up for my newsletter to get the latest info first!
  • Follow me on twitter/X for daily updates!
  • Join our discord and hang out with other fans!   

Resources from the community

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


Get this tool and 1 more for $8.70 USD
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Buy Now$5.95 USD or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.95 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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