Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining shapes to make a profile, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] In the next few videos…we'll build a short project.…The eventual goal is a finial shape like this one.…The first step in the process is to create…a 2d profile by combining shapes.…I'm going to make an object that is symmetrical…along one axis and so I'll set up…my workspace for that from the beginning.…I'll pull a box onto the work plane…and then size up the one edge to 40 millimeters.…This whole box is going to act as my mid line,…with this face serving as my center.…
That allows me to focus on one side.…Later, I'll duplicate and flip it…to create a symmetrical shape.…Later I'll duplicate my one half, flip it,…and combine them to create a symmetrical shape.…Now the other purpose of the whole box…is to act as a size reference.…I want my finished profile to be 40 millimeters tall…and under 20 millimeters wide,…and having this reference shape in my view…helps me visually stay in proportion…and it gives me an object to snap to…if I want to work more accurately.…
So let's go ahead and build this profile.…
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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