Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Creo Sketch by PTC

I use Sketchbook Mobile on my Samsung Galaxy S for quick sketches. Truth be told, although it is a fantastic product, the 4” screen is just too small to be really useful. It is fun though. I draw some cartoons for a website here in Ireland and use the free Paint.net for creating these. I have been using the trial version of Sketchbook Pro 2011 for a while and it seems to offer everything I need and more at a very reasonable price.

Today I read about a new free product from PTC called Creo Sketch. It seems to be a rival to Sketchbook Pro and it appears to offer all the tools I require to make my modern day works of art. Unlike Sketchbook Pro though, Creo Sketch will be free.

There has been a trend recently where the big layers in the CAD world have been releasing excellent free tools, most notably Draftsight by Dassault and 123D & AutoCAD WS both by Autodesk. Hopefully PTC will continue this trend with Creo Sketch.

Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to play with the software yet as it is not released till August 1st, but you can read more about it here and here and you can check out a brief introduction to it below.

Unfortunately I can’t promise that upgrading my software to Sketchbook Pro or Creo Sketch will improve my cartoons at all. If you would like to check them out, a new cartoon is released every Friday over at boob.ie (that site is NSFW, you have been warned) or you can check them out over on my other blog.

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