If posted a few recent messages about using Autodesk 123D and
printing models that way. Blender and Maya would definitely be a more
professional way because there are tons of more tools to create your
models. I don’t yet fully understand the limitations of the free 3d
modeling softwares like Autodesk 123D but from what I’m understanding
the limitations are getting smaller over the last few years.
For someone with no training in 3d modeling like myself, Autodesk
123D was fantastic. I made my anchor chain link model I posted
yesterday in less than 40 minutes with 20 minutes accounting for just
watching a tutorial.
Since I don’t plan on using 3d modeling and printing jewelry for the
bulk of my work, I am hoping this will work for when I need it. But I
think it is good to use Blender if you are more serious about it and
will make lots of models by 3d printing.
I would much rather never have to use 3d software, but for the rare
times I need to, so far 123D worked great and getting a bronze master
printed for 10 dollars is amazing.