The Meshmixer 101 playlist is a series of videos to get you up and running with Meshmixer.
In this video, learn how to drag and drop parts onto your model to create a unique 3D mashup.
This video will show you how to move things around in 3D within Meshmixer, allowing you to position objects relative to others, or orient them for 3D printing.
Autodesk continued the full court press on 3D printing today with the release of Meshmixer 2.4. Most notable with this release is the integration of direct printing to popular 3D printing services: i.materialise, Sculpteo, and Shapeways.
The integration of the printing services within the 3D printing section now allows you to print in nearly any material including food safe ceramic, jewelry quality gold and silver, and the lower costing plastics and polyamides in different solid colors to name a few. The pricing is interactive, so one can easily size up a model with the material of their choice and get an instant quote from the printing service within Meshmixer. Making the object smaller will make the 3D print less expensive, which makes it easy to bargain for how much you want to pay to see your creation made real. See the video below for a quick workflow of healing a 123D Catch capture for 3D printing in a silver material with a 3D printing service. A new playlist of videos here, called Meshmixer 101 will get you up to speed with the basics of working in Meshmixer.
Creating, editing and printing to any 3D printer is a breeze, especially if you have a Type A Machines "2014 Series 1" printer. Meshmixer can send prints directly to your networked 2014 Series 1 3D printer, eliminating the need to fumble around with memory cards. Thanks to the folks at Type A Machines for their collaboration!!
Meshmixer also adds some powerful new Patterning techniques with this release, examples shown above, which creates a border based on FaceGroups. We've been having a lot of fun with this new technique to easily create variations of existing models in our library....CHECK IT OUT!
123D Design is a 3D modeling app for the iPad (iOS 7 only) that leverages the same solid modeling kernel from Autodesk’s professional products like AutoCAD and Inventor. This is a lot of power for a free app and for an iPad!
This new version introduces a new UI with faster access to your projects and those from the community. Commands used during modeling have also been rearranged for a better exposure and discoverability.
Model by Weijie Woon
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.
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..!
Roly Holder, one of our intrepid Instructables users, and 123D Design enthusiast, has posted this great piece: Customizable 3D Printed Ring Designs.
It's a guide to how you can make your own custom rings, suitable for 3D printing, starting from a series of template designs that he has created, like the one below.
We really like this design, and this Instructable, because it lets even beginners to 3D modeling make something beautiful. Try it out!