Archinect - News 2017-09-19T16:52:52-04:00 Morpholio's new "ScalePen" offers a new way to draw on Trace app Alexis Petrunia 2016-03-22T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-03-23T01:44:56-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It is not only a new way of working, it is part of the latest renaissance in drawing; imagining the heart of the designer merged with the brain of a computer.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Morpholio has just released &ldquo;ScalePen&rdquo;, a patent-pending tool used to draft on the developer&rsquo;s popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Trace" app</a> for the iPad.&nbsp;The company&rsquo;s co-creator, Anna Kenoff, views ScalePen as an &ldquo;entirely new opportunity for architectural drawing&hellip; Rather than setting or keeping records of your own pen weight, Morpholio makes the software do the work for you.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>With the development of CAD, hand drafting has seemingly become a thing of the past. &ldquo;Fortunately, creative production is fueled by much more than just efficiency&rdquo;, says Morpholio, adding that &ldquo;architects and designers have given new rise to hand drawing and sketching as part of their process - a renaissance no doubt ushered in by the touchscreen and stylus.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The app offers an assortment of pen sizes that respond as the stylus is moved around, through and into the drawing. The ScalePen feature checks the drawing scale and zoom level continuously to automatically assign a calibrated set of technical pens.&nbsp;Morpholio suggests that it save...</p> Take your sketching to the next level: Morpholio launches Trace Pro app for the iPad Pro & Pencil Archinect 2015-11-11T19:54:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:59:42-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Ever since <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple announced</a> the launch of the supersized iPad Pro tablet and its Pencil companion, the anticipation grew which new apps&mdash;specifically developed for designers and creatives&mdash;could fully make use of the enhanced capacity: a more powerful A9X processor, larger 12.9-inch Retina display and stylus precision encouraged potential new features that neither traditional tablets nor desktop computers had been capable of. "It could offer a lot to designers who still bring out tracing paper before launching inDesign or Rhino," Nicholas Korody <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> on Archinect after the product launch in September.</p><p>One exciting new app that promises to fully bridge that gap between physical and digital sketching via iPad Pro and Pencil was just launched by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> this week: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace Pro</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Here is some more information we've received from Morpholio:</p><p><strong>Trace Pro Unleashes 5 Super Tools: </strong></p><p><strong>Hyper Zooming with Scale:</strong><br>Zoom from a plan sketch, into a room, into the furniture, and ultimately into the details. Trace...</p> The Morpholio Project launches Trace for the iPad Archinect 2012-09-25T18:04:00-04:00 >2015-11-11T17:00:01-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The next generation of tracing paper can now be loaded onto your iPad.</p><p>New York, September 25, 2012&nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> Project announces the launch of its second app, simply called <strong>Trace.</strong>&nbsp; The app explores the role of technology in the conceptual phase of the design workflow through a digital version of&nbsp;trace&nbsp;paper, and fosters communication amongst a global design culture. Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" title="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p>The uniqueness of Trace is most visible in two primary modes.&nbsp; One is communication, in which the user can simply trace over something in order to give feedback or convey information quickly, and graphically. The second is idea exploration. &ldquo;You are plugging yourself into a recursive feedback loop, as you iteratively build up an idea, taking several passes at it,&rdquo; says co-creator Mark ...</p>