Ever wish your drawing could magically make precise shadows for you to sketch over? Meet "Shadow Maker". This tool allows architects, designers, landscape architects, interior designers, or members of any creative culture, to add and adjust a globally designated true solar position, in real-time, to create accurate and informative shadows across any drawing.
Architecture 3D model and drawings by Amin Zakaria.
To get started, tap "3D Model" to import your 3D model into Trace.
Next, set up your view.
Dial-in the North position of your model. Simply rotate your model in the preview window until North is up.
You can set your Sun using Location or Manual mode.
Select Location Mode to input exact coordinates. With Location Mode, just input a location, date, and time to get precision shadows with "Shadow Maker".
In this mode, you can adjust the sun position freely by using the dials to set the sun azimuth and elevation.
Now you’re ready to draw! Tap "Done" on the top right to enter the Drawing Mode. Enjoy sketching your designs with hyper solar precision.
Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to sketch on 3D models.
Learn how to import 3D models from SketchUp for iPad to Morpholio Trace.
Watch how to sketch on 3D models with Shadow Maker with Jim Akers
Meet "Shadow Maker"
How To...Sketch with "Live" 3D Models
What's New in Trace 5.21
Awarded Best Apps for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers, Trace is the dream sketch cad and architecture drawing software. Featured as both, the best app for iPad Pro and the best app for Apple Pencil, Trace combines the beauty and speed of sketching with the intelligence and precision of CAD. Whether you’re drawing project concepts, sketching through schematic design and designing architectural details, or just drawing on-site visits through construction administration and making high-res PDF drawing set markups, Morpholio Trace is everything you need for your new favorite architect app, landscape design app, or interior design app all in one. Welcome to the new best drawing app for iPad Pro.
Morpholio drawing apps are not only named as the best app for architects, best app for architecture, best app for interior design, best design app, best app for landscape architects, and best app for iPad Pro, but they also now work as a perfect complement to, and seamlessly with your favorite architectural software, architecture apps, cad software, cad app, and interior design software. This includes Autodesk AutoCad, TinkerCad, Revit, SketchUp, SketchUp Viewer, Rhino, Pinterest, Adobe Photoshop, Shapr3D, UMake, and many more. In addition, your Apple iPad Pro, iPhone, and Apple Pencil will never be more exciting to use as Morpholio’s suite of drawing, design, and sketching apps become even more essential in your design process.