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Autodesk Shows Off 3D Interactive LEGO Building Instructions With Its Inventor Publisher Software

Autodesk 3D Interactive LEGO Building Instructions (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

It’s not officially sanctioned by LEGO, at least yet, but in order to show off the latest version of their Inventor Publisher software, Autodesk has created a 3D interactive instruction manual for the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set. The software is used to produce documentation as traditional 2D manuals, or 3D interactive experiences, and while LEGO building instructions have always been brilliantly easy to follow, being able to see the model in 3D on an iPhone or iPad, and spin it around or zoom in on certain areas manages to make things even easier.

If you want to give it a go yourself you’ll need to first download the free Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and then go get the actual manual files from the company’s Ellipsis blog.

[ Ellipsis – 3D Autodesk Instructions – LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle ] VIA [ NewScientist ]

  • Anonymous

    As an AFOL, this is awesome.