Because I wanted to focus on learning how to use 123D Make, I chose to download a 3D model from Thingiverse
, rather than make my own, to expedite the prototyping process. For my next foray into 123D Make, I plan to make my own model.
This Sphinx of Hatshepsut
was modeled by beekeeper
on Thingiverse. Interestingly, this model was created using another 123D product, 123D Catch
. The modeler took somewhere between thirty and seventy photos of the 15,000-pound granite sphinx at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and used the software to stitch the photos together into a three-dimensional model.
123D Make will accept any .stl or .obj file (found all over model repositories such as Thingiverse and GrabCAD), which describe the surface geometry of a three-dimensional model.