A Pad and Pen That Lets You Sketch in 3D Using Augmented Reality

By Jesus Diaz on at

Gravity is a pen and pad that allows to sketch in 3D space using augmented reality. The cool patent-pending system hardware and software system has gone through several working prototypes and now they are looking to start manufacturing. Check out the video—it's pretty cool.

Gravity's creators—a group of four Innovation Design Engineering students of the Royal College of Art, London—think that it can really change the creative process for designing 3D objects.

The idea of using the pad as a 3D plane that can rotate around in order to build new facets of an object is very cool. It may be a good way to intuitively create 3D sketches that can serve as a base for 3D modelling in the computer.

For which sort of applications do you see this being useful, if any? Do you simply see it as a posh doodle machine ? Would this aid your work in any way? I'm really interested to hear your thoughts.