123D Make, a 3D modeling software launched by Autodesk, is a software which can easily transform images into pieces that can be assembled to real 3D objects. Equipped with various combinations, 123D Make can create all kinds of desired style ranging from personalizing your own accessories to samples for mass production, 123D Make is an ideal choice to get the job done efficiently.
Along with CorelDRAW, Illustrator and our laser engraver, 123D Make is a perfect choice used to make output of EPS or PDF images. This month, LaserPro Application Lab is showing you how to make a 3D object by using our laser engraver and 123D Make. Let’s follow LaserPro Application Lab and give it a try!
Materials that need to be prepared:
Step 1. Open 123D Make. (Get free download at http://www.123dapp.com/make)
Step 2. Open the desired picture. (Here we use the example shapes for instance)
Step 3. Choose a combination under Construction Technique.
Step 4. Choose/Add material sizes under Manufacturing Settings.
Step 5. Select the size of the object under Object Size.
Step 6. Click “Get Plans” to get EPS or PDF images.
(Autodesk account log-in required; free software registration available)
Step 7. Open the images at CorelDRAW or Illustrator.
(Here we use CorelDRAW as an example)
Step 8. Put the 2mm acrylic on the working table of the engraver.
Step 9. Press auto focus button.
Step 10. Press start button for engraving.
Step 11. Assemble the sample in order.
The sample is finished as below:
|Red (Vector)||90 %||40 %||1000||400||Inside out cutting|
|Blue (Cutting)||1.5 %||100 %||1000||X|
*The parameters are for suggestions only and should be moderately adjusted accordingly.