Gravity Sketch

By Paul Krupski (added by Maia Mongado, edited by Mohammed Akel)

(Last Updated: 05/16/23)


Gravity Sketch is an intuitive 3D design platform for cross-disciplinary teams to create, collaborate, and review in an entirely new way.

Express your ideas in real-time, at any scale, from concept sketches through to detailed 3D models. Create using a wide variety of digital tools in Virtual Reality and supporting tablet applications. View and manage your designs on your desktop using the LandingPad cloud platform, and integrate Gravity Sketch within your end-to-end workflow.

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[added by Maia Mongado, edited by Mohammed Akel]

Accessibility: The estimated time for someone to get it up and running

Power: The engine's power - i.e. how much one can do with this

Usage: Evaluation of software's use for the following purposes

Education - The set up process is simple and the controls are fairly easy to use. Moreover, there is a host leader of each room who can gather all the participants, show them their point of view, etc. This makes it particularly well suited to education purposes, although pricier versions would be needed for larger groups. 

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Application Screenshots: 

Insert Shapes

Main Menu

Link to File System


Collaboration Evaluation [Maia, edited by Mohammed Akel]

Avatar representation 

Users noted that the avatar representation was well done - it showed head and hands position, as well as a name above each head, and a different color for each avatar. However, it was not so detailed as to be distracting - it captured the key parts of each person. You could also go to each others’ viewpoints and show others your viewpoints, which was highlighted as especially useful.

Communication ability

There is spatial audio in the app, which is the primary mode of communication between avatars. Users noted that the “microphone” feature was useful (where users hold the controller up to their mouth to talk), because spatial audio could get distracting with background audio - it was also useful that users could mute themselves. There is also guest / leader capabilities, with lasers indicating where users are pointingand the ability to gather or go to certain users. There is not much ability to communicate in a written fashion, which users noted would have been useful for message persistence.

Shared workspace

Users were able to explore a model together and point out different parts, thanks to the ability to go to different viewpoints. There is also file sharing between all users, so outside of just a collaborative space there is also data sharing. The mesh editing was extremely powerful and detailed - lots of complex shapes could be created, and points could be moved around and edited. Overall, it was an extremely useful app.