Intro to 3D Design for Makers, Designers, and Entrepreneurs

How to Model in 123D Design for Makers, Designers, and Entrepreneurs
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Instructed by Ken Palamara Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

How to Model in 123D Design for Makers, Designers, and Entrepreneurs is an online course that will take you step by step through learning tools and principles that will allow you to bring your ideas to life.

At the end of this course, you will have gained a new skill that is growing in demand in multiple industries. I will help you gain vital experience to further your career or break the mold to create your own designs. Whether you want to design buildings, develop products, or generate digital entertainment, How to Model in 123D Design will give you the freedom to produce your very own creations.

You have the opportunity to practice your skills as you learn in each section. In this course, you can learn at your own pace and repeat videos to give you a deep and thorough understanding of each lesson. Not only is this course designed to help you master 123D design, but it gives you the fundamentals of 3D modelling that smoothly translate into other professional design softwares.

Step-by-step, we will go over the cornerstones of 123D Design by creating a fun robot that embodies all of the main tools in the program. In addition, I have included Bonus Designs for you to strengthen what you learn in the course.

I'll see you in the course!


What are the requirements?

  • All you need is a computer and you can download the free program and get started!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your own ideas in 3D!
  • Use the basics learned in this course to branch into other design softwares.
  • Market yourself with an amazing, new, and in-demand skill.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for students who wish to learn the fundamentals of practical 3D design.
  • The course can be taken at any pace, so it is accommodating to anyone's schedule.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Introduction of the course.

Section 2: Set-up and First Look

Go to to download 123D Design from the Autodesk website for free!


Gaining familarity with the software interface.

Section 3: Design Tools

Design and model the legs of our robot using the Extrude and Cut tools.


Design and model the body of our robot using the Loft tool.


Design and model the arms of our robot using the Revolve tool.


Design and model the head of our robot using the Spline and Sweep tools.


Design and model the body of our robot using the Circular Pattern.


Design and model the waist of our robot using the Path Pattern.


Design and model the buttons of your robot using the Rectangular Pattern.


Design and model the name tag of our robot using the Add Text tool.


Do some touching up on our robot using the Fillet, Chamfer, and Shell tools.


Add some color to our robot using the Color and Materials tool.


Putting our robot together using the Group and Ungroup tools.

Section 4: Conclusion

Conclude the course and begin practicing with the Bonus Designs!

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Instructor Biography

Ken Palamara, Engineer, Entrepreneur, 3D Designer

Since earning my B.S. in Energy Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, I have personally used 3D printing, worked in multiple 3D modeling softwares, participated in product development competitions, and instructed students in engineering design.

I have also consulted for entrepreneurs with product design ideas of their very own and used my 3D modeling experience to develop prototypes of their ideas.

Engineering and product design are my passions so I want to pass on the skills I have learned in order to help others achieve their goals and bring their creations to life.

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