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PicoVox is a voxel art creation program for Pico8.
--Use your mouse to add, remove, and recolor blocks on an isometric grid.
--Render ray-traced images and rotation animations of your pieces
--Save and share your creations in the form of data PNGs
--Import data PNGs from others by dragging them onto PicoVox

saving and import

Click the disk icon to save your work. A PNG will be generated that contains the voxel data for your scene. This file can be posted on the BBS or social media.

To open a file, simply drag the image on top of the running PicoVox application window.
(Saving and opening may require standalone Pico8 and not work on the BBS web-player. TBD)
See example save image below:

mouse support

PicoVox requires a mouse to function properly, though it may work "ok" with a touch screen. With a mouse and the block tool selected, left mouse places blocks and the right mouse deletes them. The scroll wheel can be used to zoom in and out and clicking and holding the scroll wheel will cause the model to rotate.
If you do not have a right mouse button, you can delete blocks by selecting the black color with the red slash in the color palette.


PicoVox can render images in a dithered Pico8 palette using ray-tracing. Special rendering features include transparency, reflection, glowing, as well as shadows and ambient occlusion.
Click the camera tool to start a render, which will save to the desktop by default when complete. (Generally rendering takes around 10 seconds and will be interactively displayed while it progresses.)

The loop icon will render a rotation animation as a gif to your desktop by default. Please note that this will take a long time to render all of the frames. Currently, the animation render cannot be canceled so please remember to save your work before starting.

new scene

To change the width, depth and height of the scene, click the "clear scene" tool. Note that this will erase your current file.


block: add blocks
brush: paint color
cam: render
floor: toggle floor
disk: save
bucket: fill color
hand: pan
loop: render animation
doc: clear scene
?: info text


solid block
transparent block
mirror block
bright block


select color
black is erase


arrow keys rotate view
z+arrow: pan
shift+up/down: zoom
x: quick render


left: add block
right: del block
middle: rotate
scroll wheel: zoom
shift+middle: look at

P#90020 2021-04-05 16:46 ( Edited 2021-04-09 01:54)

very cool :)

P#90027 2021-04-05 17:48

This is neat!

P#90055 2021-04-06 03:08

This was very fun to use! A definite Favorite!

P#90059 2021-04-06 05:02

That is incredible. I can't believe something like this is possible in pico8, with so much usability and features. Amazing!

P#90070 2021-04-06 12:04

Thank you so much for this.

P#90117 2021-04-07 10:12


P#93793 2021-06-20 20:04

Wow, just wow.

P#95751 2021-08-07 15:45

Oh this is AMAZING, @electricgryphon, but very tricky for me to draw in.

As you're not doing a tweet could I suggest that you have the ability to save off your creation to 3D coordinates that could be played back in a game from a function with full 360 degree rotation from all 3 planes, angle of view, and calculated distance from object ?

Also to have floating text appear over hovered tools.

I was also trying to draw a plus and can't seem to get the back block to appear. Also the front block appears to be bleeding over the grid edge.

This is probably as close as I'll get to understanding 3D. Gold star effort and program !

P#102513 2021-12-12 23:54 ( Edited 2021-12-13 00:02)

Since I knew it probably would be done by someone sooner or later....

Mushroom Mario.

P#104779 2022-01-10 22:54

this is amazing

P#104782 2022-01-10 23:20

Wow. I'm going to get right back with some sort of creation, I can't wait to use this!

P#104796 2022-01-11 03:27

Wow, just wow

P#104819 2022-01-11 17:51

Made a little house render as a test. :)

P#105177 2022-01-16 15:07

Wow it's fantastic demake of voxatron

P#106031 2022-01-31 09:51

I'm loving it. Hope it will going to be a free standalone software. Good job.

P#107331 2022-02-20 12:40 ( Edited 2022-02-20 12:41)

i admit it , this is very awesome

P#109494 2022-04-01 03:15

good cart! although, why is the cart named gesadupito tho?

P#112535 2022-05-31 20:40

the bbs generates a pronounceable name if you don’t write your own.

P#112537 2022-05-31 21:17


P#112770 2022-06-06 01:19

Why are the light/dark effects so weird?
Why aren't they removable?

P#114120 2022-07-09 16:33

cool game tho

P#114121 2022-07-09 16:34

/Users/julian/Downloads/9106 (yeah,thats his name).png
Done by my little brother
copy paste into a new tab please

P#114157 2022-07-10 11:25 ( Edited 2022-07-10 11:26)

/Users/julian/Downloads/small m smb2.png
Once again, copy paste into a new tab.

P#114158 2022-07-10 11:50

/Users/julian/Downloads/the mask 3D.png
you know what to do. copy paste.

P#114449 2022-07-17 13:08

This is amazing!!

P#120843 2022-11-17 12:08

pixelperfect, you didn’t upload the files here

P#120845 2022-11-17 14:15

Would it be theoretically possible to create a 3D animation software using a similar approach?

P#129647 2023-05-11 17:46
P#129828 2023-05-17 01:05

Uhh... just found this tool. This is amazing! I'm gonna have to upload something sooner or later.

P#135921 2023-10-15 12:08


P#139262 2023-12-27 15:14

haha look this seems familiar to you?

P#141299 2024-02-08 20:12 ( Edited 2024-02-08 20:21)

and this

P#141344 2024-02-09 19:09 ( Edited 2024-02-09 19:10)

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