Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating circular patterns, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] Let's create a circular pattern.…From the drop-down menu, I'll choose Text,…and then scroll down to the letter W,…and pull that into the Work Plane.…And I'll zoom in.…I'll click on Duplicate.…Click and drag that W off to the side.…And then ...…Rotate it.…And I can place it.…
Then I'll hit Duplicate several times,…and you can see that it made a duplicating pattern.…The only problem here is that…it didn't create an even circle.…The way that these original Ws overlap…is a little bit different than how these Ws overlap.…And so, there's a couple ways to plan ahead for that.…Let's bump back and undo.…I'll choose my W.…Choose Duplicate again.…And pull it off to the side.…Now when you are rotating the object,…if you choose one of these interior snaps,…that is going to automatically make a complete circle…because 22-and-a-half degrees…divides evenly into 360 degrees,…which is the number of degrees in a circle.…
So I'll choose 22-and-a-half…and place my W,…and then I'll use Ctrl+D, the keyboard shortcut,…to complete my circular pattern.…
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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