I designed and created 5 ring shapes and, in this Instructable, show you how to customize them in 123D. Even if you're like me and don't have a 3D printer, you can still customize your own ring shape and in a few clicks, send your design off to be printed. I've included all five designs for you to download and customize. There are STL files attached and links to the models pages in the 123D Gallery.
Step 1: The Files You'll Need
Here are the rings and I've numbered them 1-5. You can download the files here. I've attached STL files and also included hyperlinks below so you can download straight into 123D and start customizing your ring right away!
I'll be using ring design #5 to show you how to personalize it with your initials. Free 123D Download Ring #1: Ring #2: Ring #3: Ring #4: Ring #5:
Step 2: This Is What We're Making
This is the finished ring that I personalized using the Ring #5 design from the previous step. In the following steps, I'll show you how to customize your own ring. This technique can be used to personalize the rings in many different ways. In step 15, you'll see another example of how to use this technique.
Step 3: Open 123D
After downloading 123D, open the file.
Step 4: Open Ring #5 File
Click the 123Design logo in the left hand corner. Click on the OPEN button. Select the BROWSE MY COMPUTER tab and open the downloaded file.
Step 5: Ring #5 Is Opened
Now you'll see the ring on your screen.
Step 6: Open Primitives Menu
Midway down the screen, on the right hand side, you'll see a long grey tab with a white arrow inside. Click on the white arrow to display the Smart Primitives menu.
Step 7: Inserting Text Box
Under the Smart Primitives menu to the right, select and drag the top box, which is titled TEXT, on to the work surface and you'll see the text appear.
Step 8: Customizing Your Initials
With the text box selected, at the bottom of the screen, you will see a long white tool bar. The text box will automatically have 123Design. Delete this text and replace with your initials.