Tinkerplay (formerly known as Modio) is a great mobile app that lets you design articulated creatures and make them on a 3D printer. It's a lot of fun to use on iOS and Android, and pretty much guarantees excellent results.
However, what if you want to make an extra-special creature, going beyond the parts in the app? Say you want to make a shark robot, or a flying dinosaur? Perhaps you want to discover the... nocturnal... sibling of the Pixie character from the app?
Well, Meshmixer is an amazing 3D editing program that will let you import and modify almost any 3D print ready file, and combine it with others.
This instructable will show you how to:
First, you'll want to get your tools together, apps and models:
For this tutorial, we'll be using the Reef Shark from 123D to build a shark bot, but there are a lot more models in the 123D Content Library. Here's a page of shark related models. You'll need a free 123D account to download models.
Check out the dinosaur or animal category for inspiration too!