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)

-KeyShotto render: optional (no free download :(

Step 1: 123D Catch the Paper

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.
<p>This is good ! ! </p>
This is great! <br>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
Thanks. <br>More Instructables to come in the near future!

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Bio: Damon is a grad student & assistant attending School of Visual Art's MFA Product of Design program in New York City.
More by damonite:Wood Headphones using 123D Catch + SolidWorks + ShopBot. Turn Your Head into Cardboard Speakers Using 123D Catch + MeshMixer + 123D Make + Laser Cutter! Crumpled paper 123D Catch & MeshMixer 
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