May 29, 2014 AT 7:00 am

Layer by Layer: Resizing objects proportionately in 123D Design

In this tutorial, I go over the best method for resizing objects while maintaining proportions. In this case, I needed to resize the width of a stand for adapting it for a laptop. Instead of using the scale feature, I selected each face I wanted to resize and pulled them out. The benefit of pulling faces a posed to scaling, is that you can enter exact values while pulling out a face. If you scale an object, with rounded corners, they will actually deform as you stretch it out. The Scaling feature uses percentage based values so 2 if twice the size while 0.5 is half the size, etc.

Download available on Autodesk 123D. You can check out the 3D model below by clicking the 3D view button, you can also EDIT it right in your browser!


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