An innovative, interactive 3D printing design tool and platform for toys has just launched on Kickstarter. Inkimals, created by John Briscella and Svetlana Blum Briscella at AMINIMAL Studio in Brooklyn is a platform for creating custom color-illustrated 3D printed designer toys. Each inkimal is fully customizable, and is made in three steps:

1) Choose the favorite character from the templates created by AMINIMAL Studio, and add as many features, colors and patterns using either pencils, markers, crayons or charcoal. AMINIMAL Studio has a web-based tool that allows one to design and view the creation online.

2) Scan the design and send it to AMINIMAL Studio. Using 3D modeling and texture mapping AMINIMAL Studio converts your 2D drawing into a 3D model. After the image processing, a preview of the inkimal will be available to approve your artwork and purchase a 3D print.

3) Once the order is placed, designers at the studio will use full color 3-D printing to produce the customized Inkimal and then ship right to the doorstep.