Today we bring you part 2 of our installment on 123D Creations with Dazed and Confused. This week's focus is on world renowned artist Clement Valla. Clement has been a long time researcher into technology and its role in Fine Art and creative expression. When working with 123D Catch he became inspired by the "texture maps" that exist in the intermediary between capturing a 3D image and refining said image.
Ultimately what Valla communicates is the apophenia, or "the very human tendency to see meaningful patterns in noise, such as faces in clouds," that exists in the 123D Catch capture process. For more details on this amazing project, visit Dazed online.
Whoo - after a long week of flying and chunneling, we ended a great week of 3D Print Shows. London was very exciting, with people from all over coming to say hi and learn more about 3D modeling.
Based in the Carrousel de Louvre, it was essentially a remix of the London show, only with a lot more French. By the end of the week, my technical (if not conversational) French was parfait, but fortunately, our awesome Paris Autodesk staff came by to help bridge the language barrier.
Some attendees were professionals looking for new ways to model, like with MeshMixer or 123D Make, others just wandered in from the Louvre, not knowing what they were getting themselves into. But in all, the show was a success and it fit nicely in one of the oldest museums in Europe.
Thanks to everyone who came by - maybe we'll see you next year!
By now you've likely heard about the brand new 123D Catch for iOS 7 - it makes turning photographs into detailed 3D models even faster and easier - read more about the improvements here.
To celebrate the release we want to share an amazing story that combines the technology of 123D Catch with the beauty of art by announcing 123D Creations! This project comes in collaboration with our friends over at Dazed and Confused, and together we embarked on a journey with four artists to explore their creativity using 3D design and printing technology. Over the next month we will share how the artists have used the Autodesk 123D suite to express themselves.
For the first installation, artist Lawrence Lek opted to use 123D Catch to create a piece he calls "KI$$." Check out the video below to see how Lek transformed his vision into a tangible reality using 123D Catch.
Isn't that amazing? Head over to Dazed for more details, and don't forget to keep checking back here for upcoming projects over the next few weeks!
It is my great pleasure to announce a brand spankin' new 123D Catch for all iOS devices running iOS7. 123D Catch is available at the AppStore right now here!!
Before I get into the nitty gritty, I have to let you know that 123D Catch has grown up today. You can see the difference in our faithful volunteer/poster child, Aidan, who has also grown up. See his captures above from when we first launched 123D Catch two years ago, and compare it to those from the new version. Check out this quick video peek at what's in store with this monumental upgrade:
Under the hood (aka in the cloud), processing your captures has been completely reworked with you in mind! The new 123D Catch pipeline significantly improves on the old process: stitching all of your capture photos together automatically, and creating detailed 3D images with crisp photo-real textures. Yes, gone are the days of manual stitching!!
That's only on the backend...we've also designed a brand new, slick app exclusively for iOS 7. Some highlights and geek speak:
- Guided capture: dynamic visual feedback while capturing to ensure you are shooting the best possible photographs.
- Engage with and follow other 3D photographers and their projects in the gallery.
- Increased photo limit to 70 photographs so you can ensure complete coverage.
- Advanced 3D previews of captures in the gallery
- Processing higher resolution images means finer details in your capture.
- App will now wait for a wifi connection to upload photographs for a capture, unless you explicitly tap the go ahead to use your data plan.
We hope you are as excited about these new updates as we are! Be sure to check back into the blog tomorrow for an amazing project that exemplifies all the amazing new things 123D Catch can do.
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Thanks to everyone that came out to the 3D Print Show this year! We met so many great people and companies, and we hope to stay in touch until next year. These pictures show only some of the great things we saw, let us know if you you saw something we didn't.
A huge thanks to the show organizers and technicians for their work, we'll see you in Paris!
The London 3D Print Show kicked off today with a great crowd and some wonderful exhibitors! We were proud to show off Cosmo Wenmans work using 123D Catch, it generated a lot of excitement and we're looking forward to the next couple of days.
After a long, busy one at the show today, we attended their first annual 3D Print Awards and were so excited to hear 123D Creature named as the Best Online/App-Based Service! It was an honor to accept on behalf of the 123D Creature team and it only proves how awesome our users are that are making such great models using their iPads.
Stay tuned as we post more pictures!
Maker Faires are in full swing around the world, and Autodesk 123D got in on the action this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, a city renowned for its history of innovation.
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, even got in the action, delivering a presentation on "the appearance of new manufacturing in North America."
The 123D team hosted an area equipped with MakerBots, iPads with all the 123D tools installed, interlock assemblies, LED badges, duct tape bags, a black rocket shelf, and even a 3D photo booth.
It's so rewarding to see firsthand how people incorporate the 123D tools into their personal creative expression. Thank you to the thousands of smiling people of all ages that came to visit and create with us! We can't wait to do it again next year, Tokyo Maker Faire!
We're gearing up for the London and Paris 3D Print Shows next week and are looking forward to seeing what's happening across the pond. There's going to be so many great exhibitors - be sure to attend if you're in the area.
123D Creature is also up for an award for the Best Online/App-based Service! Be sure to vote and look for us at booth #'s 5&6 in London and #4 in Paris!
We've officially launched a contest on Instructables called Make it Real-ly Scary with 123D!
The contest runs through the end of October and is open call for people to use any of the 123D apps as a component to their Halloween project. It can be as simple as remixing another user's model or as time-consuming as laser-cutting a giant Cthulhu that terrorizes the kitchen at the Autodesk offices.
We have some pretty great prizes too! Our friends at Zebra Imaging and iMaterialise are the Prize Providers for the contest and have forked over some pretty righteous goods. Grand prize is a HUGE hologram (24"x34") from Zebra Imaging, $100 print credit with iMaterialise, and a 2-year Premium membership to 123D! Zebra hasn't offered this size hologram directly to our users before, so we're excited to see one.
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