Print of the Day contest

We're awarding 3D prints to users that upload amazing things to the gallery!

The contest is almost halfway over at this point, and we've seen tons of fantastic submissions. If you make anything with Scuplt, Make, or Catch you should put it in the gallery for your chance to win!

We're looking for detailed and creative models - and you'll have a higher chance of winning if you tell us the story behind your model. (Why did you choose to Make/Catch/Sculpt this?) We love stories!

Check out the contest details for more information, and stick around - we'll be showcasing some of the winners soon!

Make it Real Challenge closes on Monday!

The Make it Real Challenge over at Instructables has entered the final stretch - you have until Monday to enter a project for a chance to win an Objet 3D printer or an UP! 3D printer!

Any project that uses a computer program to help with part of the fabrication is eligible. You can check out the entries to get a better idea of what is eligible - you'll find them here.

I hope you'll make something real this weekend to enter! Getting your own 3D printer is definitely worth the work.

The five most downloaded models this week!

These would make some great holiday weekend projects - and there are tons more models in the gallery!

F86 - 15 Inches by German Angel

Old Man by Micah Ganske

Retro rocket by German Angel

T-rex, curve interlock by Peter Maxfield

Moose by Brad Harder

Need help with 123D products?

Did you know we have support forums for 123D help on the site?

If you're having an issue with something you're creating or if the software isn't playing nice, please post a topic there to let us know! In addition, if you think you might be able to help others with their problems, feel free to jump in!

Also free free to leave us any suggestions you might have - we would love to hear them.

Become Han Solo through 3D capture… sort of

Starting pretty soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios you have an opportunity to be cast in carbonite! They're using technology similar to 123D Catch to capture your head. I can't wait to see some user created versions of this - have a feeling we might see some in the gallery here or on thingiverse!

Click through for more info - it is pretty neat.

Via starwars.com.

New 123D apps are live today!

We've released a ton of goodies today!

Here's a rundown of the new apps complete with links so you can get them:

123D Catch on iPad,

123D Catch web app,

123D Make for PC & Mac,

and last but not least... 123D Make Intro for iOS!

Ceramic 3D printed planter

I'm loving this 3D printed planter from thefuturefuture. Something like this would make a perfect Mother's Day gift! Ceramic is absolutely gorgeous when 3D printed. I can't wait until it's more readily available - imagine all the goodies you could print for your home!

Via behance.

“Go home view” – a short film using 123D Catch


go home view by gantelet

Now THIS is an interesting use of 123D Catch!

This video was submitted through our comments on the blog by French artist St├ęphane Gantelet and I just love it. Definitely one of my favorite things done with 123D Catch so far.

You really just need to watch it - you won't be sorry! Haunting is a good way to describe it.

Here's the description of the film, google translated, from Mr. Gantelet's site:

Go home view "is an animated video that offers a tour of the subjective camera privacy of the home of Mr and Mrs Smith in Anger. Go home view starts where Google street view stops: at the door of the house. The technique used to capture 3D from photos gives a seductive and then turns nightmarish from inside this home and renewing the issues raised by the indiscretion of the digital image capture in the world and its distribution over the web."

3D chocolate printer

Last month, Choc Edge released a 3D chocolate printer, called the Choc Creator. You can preorder it now, and bidding is just about to end on ebay for the first one!

The video below should give you a better idea of how it works - I can imagine this could really take off in bakeries! Yum, chocolate.

Via Choc Edge.

123D Catch used on the Bay Bridge

To help to find a way to attach lights to the Bay Bridge for The Bay Lights installation, 123D Catch was used to capture a section of the cable on the bridge! The catch worked very well, and was 3D printed so the team had a nice scaled down model to work with.

I love seeing these practical uses of 123D Catch - it can really make a ton of things easier.

Check out the video above to find out more about the process and the project - it's awesome!

Via makerbot.