Autodesk Ships SketchBook Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch

Autodesk announced that Autodesk SketchBook Mobile, a new professional-grade paint and drawing app that offers a full set of sketching tools in a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, is available on Apple’s App Store.

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile: Realistic Brushes (courtesy of CreatureBox, LLC)

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile: "Realistic Brushes" (courtesy of CreatureBox, LLC)

“Mobile apps are becoming increasingly advanced, moving beyond simple entertainment or utilitarianism,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. “We are delighted to offer an app on the App Store for industrial designers and the creative community. With the SketchBook Mobile App, Autodesk continues its long-standing tradition of bringing cost-effective professional design technology to the market.”

The SketchBook Mobile App uses the same engine as Autodesk SketchBook Pro painting and drawing software, delivering much of the same power and functionality as the desktop application. A combination of high-quality digital pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes, as well as an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface, enables users to create everything from quick sketches to print-quality production artwork.

Key features in the SketchBook Mobile App include:

  • Layers – Drawings can contain up to six layers.
  • Brushes – The software comes with 25 preset brushes and completely customizable brush settings.
  • Color selection – Customizable color swatches and a color wheel with RGB sliders provide a virtually unlimited palette.

“Sketchbook Mobile is more than a fun drawing and painting App, it’s a tool for serious illustrators and artists,” said Susan Murtaugh, graphic artist. “Everything I need is included at a price point that can’t be beat – advanced layers, photo import and a variety of customizable brushes, including pencil, paint, texture and airbrush. Most important, all the tools simulate pressure sensitivity, giving each variable width and transparency that takes mobile sketching to a new level.”

Content that is created in SketchBook Mobile can be saved as a picture and opened in SketchBook Pro. As a result, artists, designers and anyone who likes to sketch or create artwork can create a drawing at any time with SketchBook Mobile, and continue building on their idea in SketchBook Pro.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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  1. September 20, 2009

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