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If you’ve got an iPad with a camera, you can now use it to capture 3D objects using Autodesk’s new 123D Catch app for the iPad. Similar to the desktop software of the same name, you take a series of photographs of an object or setting and upload them to a server. The service will then compile a fully textured 3D model for display and manipulation.

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  1. Nathan says:

    Not available in Australia!!! Why?

  2. dan says:

    FYI – You may have blurred out your password but you can still see the keyboard presses!

    1. Aleksander Wielki ;) says:

      Password is:

  3. Leif says:

    Awesome! Can somebody who knows more about 3d printing than I do answer… could the model then be sent to a printer or easily converted to a form that is printable? Or is it much more complicated than that?

    1. Adam Flaherty says:

      Autodesk’s 123D suite is specifically setup to do just that. Here’s a better video demo…

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