Autodesk’s 123D suite lets you design and create real-world objects with 3D printers, laser cutters, or common materials that you assemble yourself. A free software that integrates with content and fabrication services, the 123D suite allows users to design objects from scratch, work with existing models, or scan real-world objects.
This book shows readers how to use the entire Autodesk 123D suite—including 123D Design, 123D Catch, 123D Sculpt, and 123D Make—to design, sculpt, scan, and print 3D objects with this easy-to-learn CAD interface. An ideal book for makers, hobbyists, students, artists, and designers—including beginners—3D CAD with Autodesk 123D opens up the inexpensive world of personal fabrication to everyone.
Meet the Authors
Jesse Harrington Au is a 14-year veteran of using CAD for engineering, character development, and animation. Jesse speaks, blogs, writes curriculum, gives workshops, and makes creations of all kinds through his work with Autodesk. Jesse has created amazing interactive designs for clients of all sizes, including the Exploratorium, Resident Evil Studios, Mathalete, and Catapult design. He has also given groundbreaking workshops such as en-light-enment, which focused on introducing the idea of pedal power technology as a teaching platform at the Future of Energy Leadership Conference in Pristina, Kosovo.
Emily Gertz is a correspondent for OnEarth Magazine. She has been covering DIY environmental monitoring since 2004, when she interviewed engineer-artist Natalie Jeremijenko for Worldchanging.com. She has been hands-on with internet technologies since 1994 as a web producer, community host, and content strategist. Her articles have appeared in Grist, Dwell,Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, and more.