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This is a fun step-by-step tutorial showing you how to create a CAD database from a crumpled piece of paper. I rendered my crumpled paper using KeyShot software, though I am skipping those steps in this tutorial. 

You need:
-an iPad with Autodesk 123D Catch to scan the image into CAD (free download) 
     *you may use a digital camera & Autodesk 123D Catch for online or PC instead
-Autodesk MeshMixer to massage & patch up the CAD surfaces (free download)

Optional:
-KeyShot to render: optional (no free download :(

Step 1: 123D Catch the paper

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Using the iPad (or digital camera) open the Autodesk 123D Catch app. Take photos of the crumpled paper. You should start at a low angle & progressively increase the height of the camera. Move around the crumpled paper in about 15-20 degree increments for each photo. Use the maximum of the 30 allotted photos for a more accurate catch.
 

This is good ! !

flyashy2 years ago
This is great!
I'm going to try this out asap! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
What a neat way to take advantage of the quirks of the software. :D
damonite (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks.
More Instructables to come in the near future!