So far, 4 of our most prolific users have created video of their process with 123D Creature to share. Each artist has a different process, and it's kind of fascinating to see how they approach each of their creations. Also, all the Creature Feedrs get a 3D print from our friends at Sculpteo!
Adam Beamish starts deceptively simply, choosing to manipulate the wireframe into a generic bust before baking. From there, it's all tweaking and surface manipulation to create his amazing characters.
iMaterialise have just launched a new contest with our very own Meshmixer! Remix or create an original monster and you might snag a 3D print and a Premium Membership with 123D. Check out the rules from iMaterialise's blog:
For this challenge we’d like you to create your own crossbreed or hybrid using Autodesk Meshmixer software and i.materialise’s 3D printing service.
We will select 3 winning creations. Winners will receive a 3D print of their figurine and an Autodesk 123D Premium Membership. All participants will get 10% discount when printing their design.
Note that the jury selects upon the 3D renders you put online, so make sure to make a very clear, visible render.
WHO CAN ENTER
This challenge is open to all designers, professional and amateur, regardless of sex, age or nationality.
Submissions will be accepted up to 23:59 Central European Time, October 29, 2014.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter,upload your creation(s) below and provide a short description of your monster or crossbreed animal in the ‘description’ box. Be sure to use a screenshot from your creation in Meshmixer as your uploaded image. Entries without this screenshot are automatically disqualified. (Preferred size: 845x450 pixels)
123D Creature has a really prolific community. Every day there are so many new and awesome models from our users that are so impressive, we wanted to see their working process! We asked some Creature users to record their iPad modeling sessions in two parts - sculpting and painting - so that you can see their processes in a new Tumblr called Creature Feedr.
The results are pretty great, and you get to see how your favorite artists go from a stick figure to awesomeness in just a few minutes
What's cooler is that every model is going to be printed by our rad friends at Sculpteo! The first model is Dr. Toxic by Adam Beamish - we asked him to create a new character for the DC Universe, like a new Batman villain. Here's the backstory:
Dr Toxic was a scientist working at Axis chemical plant. While developing a new virus his sample became unstable and contaminated him. The accident left his mutated body into the current grotesque form.
What's really cool is that you can submit your own Creatures to the Feedr, or make requests for other modelers. We're also posting cool models every day, so check back often!
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.
Goldfish Ghost: 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!
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.
The 123D team made their way to Maker Faire Toronto this previous weekend to celebrate all things Maker. Check out this video they put together for the coolest cardboard knight costume you've ever seen.
Don't be too jealous though, because you can make one of your very own using Autodesk 123D right now.