MARA3D, an artist-based mobile app development company in Montréal, Canada, has announced its first mobile application: “MARA3D: David Giraud Male Anatomy.” The app is currently available for Apple iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad on the Apple iTunes App Store for USD $3.99. Support for other mobile OS platforms, including Android is expected for early 2012.
The app gives artists a revolutionary new tool for referencing and interacting with 3D human anatomy models. MARA3D makes finding an artistic perspective, angle, and shading reference fast and easy.
Instead of working with a live model in a studio, MARA3D lets you study a virtual model wherever you happen to be working. You can study the model in multiple poses, with layers of detail, and from unlimited viewing angles. The app lets you choose from four viewing modes: skin, grayscale musculature view, color musculature view, and silhouette.
The models featured in the app are the original artwork of the male human anatomy by David Giraud, a computer-graphics expert whose creations have been featured in some popular games. A complimentary female hybrid model is included as a free preview for a forthcoming Female Anatomy MARA3D app by David Giraud.
“Helping artists grow and cultivate their craft is extremely important to me,” said Giraud. He believes MARA3D can be an inspirational reference tool that adds value to an artists’ study and workflow.