123D Catch tips and tutorials
Video tutorials and sample files to help you get started, get more advanced, or just have a lot of fun creating 3D models from photos with 123D Catch.
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Tips for a successful shoot
Great photos make a great project. Get tips on how to set up your shoot for best results, and tricks for taking photos that will create the most detailed and realistic 3D models.
Start your first project
Using the sample images provided in 123D Catch, follow along with this video to step through creating your first 3D project from digital photos.
Navigating your 3D Scene
Learn the essentials of navigating around your model in 123D Catch.
See how easy it is to create and share a video of your 3D project. Learn how to adjust timing and other options to create exactly the effect you want.
Shooting and Image Upload
Learn some guidelines to follow when shooting your photographs and considering which ones to upload for your 123D Catch project.
See how to submit a request to process your scene at a different resolution. Also, learn the basics of mesh cleanup and synchronizing with the server.
Learn the basics of the manual stitching process in 123D Catch. You can stitch in those images that were not automatically stitched.
Create reference points in 123D Catch by clicking features on your photographs. These 3D points can then be used for further scene editing or exported to another 3D program.
Custom Coordinate System
Customize your 123D Catch coordinate system based on reference points you've created in your scene. In this video, the coordinate system is set orthogonal to a building's features.
Don’t have photos to work with? Play around with 123D Catch by using one of our sample projects.
To use a sample project, save the *.3dp to your local hard drive. Double click on the *.3dp file or start 123D Catch and select “Open and existing Photo Scene”. This will open the 3D model inside of 123D Catch and it will download all the original pictures used to create the model from the 123D Catch server.