What's New in Makers Empire 3D

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Current Version

Makers Empire 3D 4.6.5 | September 15, 2021

  • New login screen with ‘More Options’ dropdown 
  • Clever fix on iOS

Version History

Makers Empire 3D 4.6.4 | June 17, 2021

  • New Daily Tasks: earn points by doing these daily tasks!
  • SSO logins (Google, Microsoft, Apple, Clever, Schoology) go via the device’s web browser rather than the in-app browser now
  • General bug fixes and stability updates
  • For Mac: SSO with Clever now available

Makers Empire 3D 4.6.3 | April 22, 2021

  • New, verifiable parental consent/email address required from non-school users to comment/share.
  • New Awesome Animals challenge path
  • Better keyboard controls in Basic Tutorials
  • Pro Training no longer allows users to continue indefinitely – if teachers want to stop students from running out of time they need to switch a setting in the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard.
  • General bug fixes and performance improvement 

Makers Empire 3D 4.6.2 | March 2, 2021

  • Improved onboarding sequence for new users
  • New 365 Daily Challenge schedule
  • Pro Tutorial Improvements
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements
ipad shwoing 3d design tutorial in makers Empire 3D app

Makers Empire 3D 4.6.1 | January 23, 2021

  • SOUND! Enjoy a more lively and engaging app experience
  • Build faster and better with our improved import tool
  • Help create a positive community by signing the Makers Empire promise
  • New basic training tutorials including a fun new game – Catch the Rabbit!
  • Meet Pickles, your new guide to Mission Maker
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements
iPad showing Makers Empire 3D design app curriculum-aligned to mars design challenges

Makers Empire 3D 4.5.9 | October 23, 2020

  • New and improved Pro Training tutorials – race the clock and get the highest score!
  • New design details screen 
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements.

Makers Empire 3D 4.5.3 | August 8, 2020

  • New Reporting UI
  • New ‘Who can comment on my designs’ in settings
  • Ability to block users from commenting
  • Customizable challenge path (MVP)
  • Karma (Heart)
  • Sign in with Apple
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements 
iPad showing Makers Empire 3D design app training lab tutorial area

Makers Empire 3D 4.5.4 | July 20, 2020

  • New Advanced/Pro Tutorials
  • New Video Room
  • Improved lighting / shadow aesthetics
  • Improved Attribution
  • Right panel in Editor
  • General bug fixes and improvements
iPad showing a 3D model of a muscle car being downloaded as an STL file in Makers Emprie 3d design app

Makers Empire 3D 4.5.3 | May 3, 2020

  • General bug fixes and improvements 
  • Performance improvements for replays
iPad showing Makers Empire 3D design app replay feature feature

Makers Empire 3D 4.5.2 | April 27, 2020

  • Design replayer – you can now watch how people made their designs from start to finish by clicking the replay button when viewing a design! 
  • Text to Speech – to support learners with mixed literacy levels we have introduced a text to speech button alongside text for spoken instructions.
  • Improved Snap Magnet tool – this new tool makes it easy and quick to snap shapes to a surface.
  • Delete comments – you can now delete comments on your own designs if desired
  • Game Zone – we’ve converted the Game Zone to Maze Mania, and removed the empty cabinets.
  • Advanced Tool Panel UI – we’ve added a new panel for Cut (formerly known as Boolean) and Group modes that help explain how to use them.
iPad showing Makers Empire 3D desin app precision control tools

Makers Empire 3D 4.5 | February 3, 2020

  • Design to exact measurements with our new precise movesize and rotate tools!
  • Never miss an important notification again – your notification history is now available in your profile.
  • Stability improvements and UI cleanup.
iPad with cute 3D design avatar

Makers Empire 3D 4.4.2 | October 5, 2019

Makers Empire 3D 4.4.1 | July 12, 2019

  • Build your own avatar parts!
  • A shop to buy/sell/browse avatar parts.
  • More filters in the gallery.
  • New simpler login flow.

Makers Empire 3D 4.3.9 | April 29, 2019

  • We’ve fixed an issue with zombies attacking you before the countdown ends
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Connection should work through more types of Proxy servers (e.g. NSW DET)

Makers Empire 3D 4.3.8 | March 18, 2019

  • New special items in Maze Maker – Zombies, JUMP springs! Slippery ICE blocks, and dangerous LAVA!
  • New look for the daily challenges
  • Improved experience for offline users
  • General stability improvements

Makers Empire 3D 4.3.3 | December 21, 2018

  • New special items in the Maze Maker – JUMP springs! Slippery ICE blocks, and dangerous LAVA!
  • New look for the daily challenges
  • Improved experience for offline users
  • General stability improvements
iPad showing a 3D maze game created in Makers Empire 3D design app

Makers Empire 3D 4.3 | October 18, 2018

  • The GAME ZONE. A new place where you can make your own games! Challenge your friends, play other people’s games and rate them.
  • Introducing… MAZE MANIA! Build mazes then run through them as fast as you can. Send them to friends and compete to get the fastest times and make the hardest or most popular mazes.
  • Maker World is growing. All Makers now start in the 3D world and can freely explore what’s available.
  • We’ve added a colourful cube to the top right of the work area – the VIEW CUBE. Drag it around to rotate the view, or tap a face and the camera will spin to look at that side.
iPad showing Makers Empire 3D design app Mission Maker area

Makers Empire 3D 4.2 | September 25, 2018

  • Mission Maker! Make your own design Missions and invite friends to play them! Play other people’s missions! When you’re done, rate them out of five stars. To reach the Mission Maker you’ll need to reach outer space – can you work out how to get there?
  • We’ve built a ‘news service’ that’ll give you video updates and demos of new features as you log in!
iPad shwoing a 3d model of a house designed by a student using Makers Empire 3D design app

Makers Empire 3D 4.1 | July 27, 2018

  • A new set of fun challenges that teach Design & Technology curriculum!
  • For teachers – the ability to assess student challenges and give special rewards to high achievers!
  • A new 3D world to explore with your Hero!
  • Daily challenges!
  • We’ve made logging in and creating a new account much easier and more fun.

Makers Empire 3D 4.0 | May 4, 2018

  • New TAB system to help you get around Makers Empire – never get lost again!
  • A CHALLENGE MAP! Start with brand new TUTORIAL CHALLENGES that teach you the design tools, then follow the path as things get progressively harder! How far can you get?
  • Improved COMMENTS! Read comments and give feedback while looking at designs in the gallery. @at users so they get notified! #hashtag designs and search for similar ones.
  • Follow users! If you notice someone making cool designs and want to see more, FOLLOW them and you’ll get notified whenever they make a new design!
  • You can now scale a shape in one axis – drag the scale control along the ‘scale lines’ that will appear as you drag it.
  • Reach level 5 to unlock and enter monthly COMPETITIONS!

Makers Empire 3D 3.8 | November 2, 2017

  • New TAB system to help you get around Makers Empire – never get lost again!
  • A CHALLENGE MAP! Start with brand new TUTORIAL CHALLENGES that teach you the design tools, then follow the path as things get progressively harder! How far can you get?
  • Improved COMMENTS! Read comments and give feedback while looking at designs in the gallery. @at users so they get notified! #hashtag designs and search for similar ones.
  • Follow users! If you notice someone making cool designs and want to see more, FOLLOW them and you’ll get notified whenever they make a new design!
  • You can now scale a shape in one axis – drag the scale control along the ‘scale lines’ that will appear as you drag it.
  • Reach level 5 to unlock and enter monthly COMPETITIONS!

Makers Empire 3D 3.73 | September 22, 2017

  • Replaced in-app web browser system on windows & mac (previous one didn’t work on some devices
  • Fixed crash in some situations when starting Shaper with imported shape drawer selected
  • Other shape fixes, including better ordering of shapes and more consistent offline behaviour
  • Allow download of cogger stl files in-app, and tweaks to the STL email / in-app UI page
  • General bug fixes and improvements

Makers Empire 3D 3.72 | September 6, 2017

  • HOW-TO VIDEOS added to challenges and competitions. Watch if you’re stuck or need inspiration!
  • Helpbot 3000 added! He’s ready to answer any questions you have about Makers Empire 3D.
  • If you’ve got a Product Key, you can now get STL files directly in the app (or via email as before).
  • Link your Makers Empire 3D account with your Polar 3D account! All your designs will sync straight to the Polar Cloud.
  • Update notifications have been added so you’ll never get left behind again!
  • Video capture now works on windows.
  • General bug fixes and improvement