Favorite models in the gallery this week

One day later than normal, and I'd like to show you guys some of the catches we've gotten for our Steal Public Art challenge! We've extended the challenge until the 5th of August so you've still got lots of time to get some excellent catches and maybe win a 3D camera or a 3D print!

Large Head Sculpture by Michelle Kosterich

Large Head Sculpture by Michelle Kosterich

Tim Burton Head by Nicole Smith

Tim Burton Head by Nicole Smith

Love_Indiana by Aleksei Sebastiani

Love_Indiana by Aleksei Sebastiani

Metal Octopus Sculpture by Michelle Kosterich

Metal Octopus Sculpture by Michelle Kosterich

3D graffiti by Jessy Ellenberger

3D graffiti by Jessy Ellenberger

Introducing ForceEffect and ForceEffect Motion

ForceEffect & ForceEffect Motion

Two new Autodesk apps that help you simulate design concepts in the field or in the office! Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect and ForceEffect Motion does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.


Autodesk ForceEffect allows users to quickly and easily create design concepts anywhere, anytime! The mobile app enables users to create free body diagrams to understand design performance at the conceptual phase of a design.

Autodesk Force Effect is available on iOS and Android.


Autodesk ForceEffect Motion allows users to quickly and easily create kinematic designs. The mobile app simulates the motion of design and provides dynamic feedback on how the design operates.

Autodesk Force Effect Motion is available on iOS.

123D’s Steal Public Art challenge has begun!

123D challenge: steal public art

Head out and use 123D Catch to steal some interesting pieces of public art!

1 grand prize winner will win a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D Digital Camera and a print of their winning model! 20 runner up winners will win prints of their winning models!

To enter, follow these steps:

  1. go out and get an excellent Catch of your favorite piece of public art
  2. upload your creation to the 123D gallery anytime from July 9th to August 5th, 2012
  3. tag your model with "public art" and tell us a little about it! We love stories.

For more information (including complete rules because those are very important!), explanation and inspiration, be sure to check out our official contest page!

Please note: this contest is only open to residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding the province of Quebec, Canada), United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands... though we would still love to see what everyone else can catch!

Favorite models in the gallery this week

Introducing the nicest catch of the front of a building so far in the gallery and a whole tour group, which is pretty impressive!

old door by Cody Walker

old door by Cody Walker

deer by bre pettis

deer by bre pettis

Mosa Tour by Kazu Otani

Mosa Tour by Kazu Otani

escultura peru by mercedes morita

escultura peru by mercedes morita

John by John Han

John by John Han

123D Catch used in producing a hologram!

Tyrannosaurus Rex  by Anthony Heath

Last week we had a truly amazing catch of a T-Rex's head show up in the gallery. I was blown away by the catch, but as it turns out there's more!

Anthony Heath, the creator of the catch, also created a hologram! He works for Zebra Imaging, a company that produces fantastic 3D holographic prints. Below is a video of his T-Rex head in action, hologram style!

T.Rex hologram from Anthony Heath on Vimeo.

This is definitely one of my favorite uses of Catch so far, right up there with "Go home view" - a short film.

Challenge preview: Steal Public Art

123D challenge: steal public art

Here at 123D we're planning weekly challenges for you guys!

First up - we want you to steal public art! Head to your local park, to a famous hometown monument, to your favorite museum - and get the best catch that you can of your chosen piece of public art.

This challenge will start on July 9th but I wanted to give everyone a head start to plan some excellent catches. Just make sure you don't upload anything to the gallery yet!

We'll have more information about how to enter (and win 3D prints!) and about upcoming challenges as we hammer out the details - stay tuned! We can't wait to see what you guys catch!

Print of the Day is over!

Print of the Day

We printed lots of awesome models over the last couple of months for our Print of the Day contest! I'm sending out the last batch of emails to winners today and then it'll be all wrapped up. I can't wait until everyone gets their prints.

But for now, here are a few photos from the first batch of prints we did. Click through to view the model in the gallery and compare the two. The Objet printers we have do fantastic work!

skull n bones by Scott Ramsay

skull n bones by Scott Ramsay

Sumbohjaner by Chris Kunzmann

Sumbohjaner by Chris Kunzmann

Dragon head by Valentina Caicedo

Dragon head by Valentina Caicedo

HULK!! by Fernando Vasquez

HULK!! by Fernando Vasquez

Mememe by Chris Rosinski

Mememe by Chris Rosinski


Congrats to all of the winners! And check your emails, everyone - you might just see one from me!

Favorite models in the gallery this week

While we're a bit heavy on the t-rex heads this week, that is never a bad thing. Also, this post includes the most fantastic catch of a rock I have ever seen. Bravo!
Item Name  by Sascha Henrichs (089)

Item Name by Sascha Henrichs

Sue's Head  by Mike Moceri

Sue's Head by Mike Moceri

Tabernacle of San Secon...  by Jeremy kemp (

Tabernacle of San Secondo by Jeremy Kemp

Tyrannosaurus Rex  by Anthony Heath

Tyrannosaurus Rex by Anthony Heath

Silver Buddha  by Nick Morrey

Silver Buddha by Nick Morrey

Amazing Sculpt models from Chris Kunzmann



Check out some of the amazing creations Chris Kunzmann has sculpted! The video contains just a few of his models - he has a ton uploaded to the gallery. They're definitely worth looking through. :D

I think my favorite is the space hamster.

Want to get started with 123D Catch?



We've got a ton of video tutorials to help you! From tips on how to set up a scene and subject for capture, how to work with your mesh, or how to prep a catch for 3D printing - we cover a bit of everything.

Check out our 123D Catch channel on youtube - we'd love to help you get the best catch you can!