'Mental Canvas' Lets Users Add Depth to Their 2D Sketches

By: Joey Haar - Nov 14, 2016
References: mentalcanvas & archdaily
Sketching is as old as pens and paper and even 3D sketching has existed for decades, but Mental Canvas is an app that gracefully combines the two techniques, giving designers and architects a simple and effective way to visualize their ideas.

The biggest benefit of Mental Canvas is its flexibility. As opposed to programs that incorporate CAD modelling, which is far from intuitive, sketching on Mental Canvas is just like sketching on a piece of 2D paper. Users can add an extra dimension by adding layers of transparent canvasses on top of one another at different angles within a 3D space.

While drawing on Mental Canvas is thus very similar to normal sketching, the app offers benefits from a visual perspective, because it allows users to go deep into the virtual space and view the project from new angles.