Plushie: CAD program for Stuffed toys and Inflatables
This is an awesome tool for designing teddy bears, stuffed animals, and big inflatable items with complicated shapes. It's called Plushie
, and it looks incredibly easy to use. It's kind of like Sketchup, but for blobs of stuff. You just start drawing in 2D, and it makes smart guesses at the volume that you're trying to create. Once you're done, it generates the pattern for you that you need to cut out. Here's their cool video:
It's a Java-based Windows app. Someone should definitely make something with this!
(I found this via the We Make Money not Art