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Grrr... Arrrgh! In this tutorial, I'm going to guide you gently through the process of using Autodesk 123D Make to turn a 3D model of a dinosaur into ...
First things first: open up 123D Make. You should be presented with a clean, almost empty interface. In the top left, you'll see a tab labeled "Start...
If all has gone well, you should now see a dinosaur doing an impressive tail-stand in the 123D window. 123D Make lets you choose how you want to cons...
The dinosaur should now appear as a rather low-resolution stack of thick slices. The blue slices indicate areas that would be structurally flimsy or p...
In the tab labeled "Set Physical Object Size", enter the desired dimensions of your dinosaur. If you change one dimension, all of the other will scale...
At the moment, the slices are all oriented so that there are many small slices rather than few big slices. In the tab labeled "Slice Control", click o...
You can click on View Instructions in the "Assembly Instructions" tab to bring up a preview of how the model will fit together. Drag the slider at the...
Now you're ready to export your slices as 2D vector images. In the "Output" tab, click on Export. 123D Make will automatically add number and alignme...
I highly recommend using a laser cutter to cut all of your pieces from cardboard, but with enough patience you could also make them using a craft knif...
Make a pile of all of your slices, ideally in some sort of rough order. Notice that each slice is marked with a number* as well as several small cross...
It's time to start building! The best way to align each slice with the one below it is to poke a pair of pins through the little alignment markings, t...
Now, just rinse and repeat (only without the rinsing - cardboard doesn't like getting wet). Keep adding layer to your model until you have yourself a ...
Now hum the Jurassic Park theme to yourself and try to find a toy car to chase with your new T-Rex!
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Posted:Jan 18, 2012
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