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3-d Twirler

Using 3-D TWIRLER, make a symmertical shape and give it a twirl. Create the outline of a shape and rotate it on an x, y, or z axis, then spin it around to see it from all angles. Bring it closer to you and then push it away. Cover the shape you've made with a pattern skin and notice how the lines and shadows change. Now try to draw the same object with a pencil on paper. How can you make it seem solid and round? Learn how artists make some of the same shapes without a computer.

For full compatibility, Mac users should download the desktop application. A CD version of 3-D Twirler will be available soon.


NGAkids interactives require Adobe's Shockwave Player. Macintosh web browsers are not 100% compatible with the online version of this program. Please download the Mac app below or request a free CD.

Download to your Macintosh

Due to recent changes in OS X, the NGAkids online  programs that include freehand painting and drawing no longer work with recent Macs. The desktop application we are offering below does not require a web browser or plug-ins and it's fully compatible.

Mac users, please download the desktop program.

NGAkids for iPad

NGAkids for iPad
Learn more about NGAkids Art Zone for iPad, which is available for download on the App Store. This app contains nine new interactive activities and an array of art-making tools that will inspire artists of all ages. The same interactive programs, customized for Macintosh and Windows-based computers, are available on our new NGAkids App CD

NGAkids on CD

Our most recent compilation CD, NGAkids Art Zone 1.0: The Early Years, offers an array of easy-to-use activities suitable for children in grades K-6. Read more about the nine interactive discs currently available.

Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs.


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