We've been getting into the spirit of Halloween at the Autodesk offices, and I'm taking the opportunity to test what I can do with the 123D apps.
123D Make is great for making models at a larger scale cheaply and quickly. Granted, we have some Epilog lasers at the shop that sure beat an Xacto knife, but it's all stuff you can do with technology that's available to you, either by hand or through 3D printer service, or your own machines. 123D Creature has an awesome community that is making some pretty impressive monsters, and Tinkercad is great for some quick fixes to 3D models.
Cthulhu Guards the Gold:
I made a big cardboard Cthulhu based on a 123D Creature model by super-user Amanda Jackson to lord over the snack machines in Autodesk's Pier 9 kitchen. In the 123D Gallery, there are literally thousands of models to choose from - and there's no better tool than 123D Make to make it big. Just grab some glue.
I came across a really great model of the devil character from Legend. The Tim Curry-Satan guy. All I can remember is him hissing at Tom Cruise, 'Boiyyyyy...'. This particular model is cool because it started out as a Darth Maul bust by Adam Beamish, then Kaj Steveman took the wireframe and ran with it to create The Darkness. Now he lives at my desk. Next, I'm going to paint him the appropriate red and black.
This one seems to be an office favorite - I love using RGB LED strips and I wanted to use the semi-transparent nature of 3D prints as a lamp. It's pretty great, and remote controlled!
For the Goldfish Ghost project, I just grabbed a great model from Tinkercad by user Chuck Norris (I really really hope it's really Mr. Norris), and ordered some Encapso from Smooth-On. Voila - Ghost Fish!
There are some more in the works from me, but stay tuned to the Instructables' Make it REALly Scary contest to see other great projects..!