Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Color and transparency, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] You can add transparency to your design…for visual effect or as a workflow tool.…We'll start with a cylinder,…and then I will shift and click and drag to size it down…to about 10 by 10.…Then grab a box and put it on top.…I know there are two shapes there,…but I can only see one.…Let's take a look inside.…Select the box,…go to our shape controls panel,…and choose solid,…and check transparency.…
Then scroll in and we have a great view…of our cylinder that is on the inside.…You can also select the box and use the shortcut key t…to toggle between solid and transparent.…Now before transparency, I used to do this a lot…by toggling into a whole shape.…Let's do that with the shortcut key h.…And that's still an option,…but transparency adds an extra level…of usability because it doesn't interfere with grouping.…
To learn more about 3D printing with your Tinkercad designs, check out Kacie's companion course, Up and Running with 3D Printing.
- Working with the Tinkercad interface
- Adding and moving 3D shapes
- Changing dimensions
- Measuring with the ruler
- Using hole shapes
- Creating patterns
- Working with Shape Generators
- Building complex shapes
- Importing 2D and 3D assets
- Sharing your designs
Skill Level Beginner
Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Appropriate for all
1. Tinkercad Overview
2. Adding and Modifying Shapes
3. Using 3D Tools
4. Duplicating and Creating Patterns
5. Shape Generators and Special Tools
6. Creating Complex Shapes
7. Importing Assets
8. Finishing a Design
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