What you need to know
- Sketch 360, a Microsoft Garage app that originally launched on Windows 10, is now available for Surface Duo.
- The app allows you to quickly sketch out 360-degree panoramic drawings for ideas related to 3D design, VR, or just for fun.
- Surface Duo is available now starting at $1,400 (opens in new tab).
Update: If the app is not showing for you in the app store, it is due to it being in limited testing - the developer may have shut off access to new downloads. The best bet is to keep checking back to see if a spot opens.
Sketch 360, a Microsoft Garage app that made its debut on Windows 10, is now available for Surface Duo. The app's creator, Michael Scherotter, announced its Google Play launch on Twitter, noting Sketch 360 has been something of a "passion project" in recent years.
Sketch 360 is an app designed to help you quickly draw out ideas you may have for 3D spaces. The app projects your drawings against the inside of a sphere, with you at its center. The goal is to give you a space to try out ideas that might that you might not be ready to fully model out.
I'm excited to share that my Sketch 360 app is now available for free in the Google Play Marketplace. Sketch 360 is an app that helps you draw 360° spherical panoramic sketches that can be easily shared as immersive 360 photos. https://t.co/XkJaXduhCM pic.twitter.com/LuPmlkmcoII'm excited to share that my Sketch 360 app is now available for free in the Google Play Marketplace. Sketch 360 is an app that helps you draw 360° spherical panoramic sketches that can be easily shared as immersive 360 photos. https://t.co/XkJaXduhCM pic.twitter.com/LuPmlkmcoI— Michael Scherotter 🚀 Travel 🎨 Art 📔 Journalist (@synergist) September 16, 2020September 16, 2020
From Sketch 360's description on Google Play:
This version of Sketch 360 is fully optimized for Duo with support for the pressure-sensitive Surface Pen. However, it will also work with other Android devices. Sketches can also be exported to Facebook, Adobe Lightroom, Kuula, and VR Media Player.
If you want to give Sketch 360 a try on your Surface Duo, you can download the app for free (opens in new tab) now from Google Play. For more apps to try out, check out our ongoing list of Surface Duo optimized apps.
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Ah interesting. I like the bit about pressure sensitivity.
I might try it.
Can't find in play store
Me either. Not in the Google Play Store. And your links a broken, so far.
Same here. Not found in Play store. What's up?
Yeah, I can't find it either.
It would be too cool if I could fold the Duo and get that 3D perspective.
ya its not in play store, can not find it.
I downloaded it and am trying it out
So, like others, it says not available. In the same tweet that announced it, within the replies, they mentioned they "disabled the download to keep the test size small" I call BS, that's what Google's beta feature is for. They announced general availability and then pass it off that they want a small test size. Wonder if there was some nasty bug or if they wanted to set it for Surface Duo devices 1st.
Can not get it even for surface duo
Greetings from a Surface Duo owner. The app is available at apkmirror. Works great. Just need to enable sideload permission in chrome.
Not sure how to do this. Is apkmirror safe for Surface Duo?
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