You will need:
- A real cowboy boot
- an iPad
- Software: 123d catch, 123dmake, meshmixer
- Access to a laser cutter
- 3 pieces of cardboard cut 12" by 24"
- Craft glue
Step 1: Catch the Cowboy Boot - 123d Catch
Step 2: Download the OBJ Filer
But not to worry! We can use meshmixer to refine our product. Use this great instructable to learn the basics of meshmixer and clean up your catch. Once you are happy with your final 3d rendering of your catch, download a .stl or .obj file from meshmixer. You can do this by clicking on File > Export.
Step 3: 123d Make and Laser Cut!
In this case, with access to a laser printer for which the largest sheet size is 12 by 24, I exported sheets in those measurements. You can use Illustrator to open the file and then sent the job off to the laser printer!