The 123D team is constantly innovating to improve the experience for you, our users. Since we are all about 3D creation, it is important for us to help you experience 3D models in the best possible way, and that includes the 123D 3D viewer, embedded in all the 123D gallery model pages. We've just made some big improvements so that you can see faster and better 3d model previews, and I want to share them with you!
We recently launched a new version of our 123D Catch scanning app, which features a 3D gallery as a key part of the user experience. In order to make that possible, we worked really hard at creating very efficient ways of downloading 3D models in order to make it much faster. We've now brought those improvements to the website, to a 123D viewer that you can use to browse our gallery, or even embed in other sites.
We've added the Autodesk view cube to help you navigate. You'll notice that navigation has been changed too: left-mouse drag now orbits the model, and right-click drag lets you reposition it. (If you need help, click on the little question mark icon in the bottom right.)
However, the most significant improvement has to do with how quickly models load: up to 50% faster than before, and you can see the model loading before your eyes. But don't take my word for it: try it out below by clicking the 3D view icon below the image in the embedded viewer below, or by browsing other models in the 123D Gallery: