Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing 3D STLs, part of Up and Running with Tinkercad.
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- You can import 3D STL files into Tinkercad.…This makes it easy to incorporate…3D printable parts you find online, like a phone case,…or bring in 3D scans to make simple modifications,…like adding holes.…Let's scroll up to find the Import option.…We'll choose File.…You can find the Exercise Files on the Desktop.…And we'll choose LionHead_Reduced.…This is a 3D scan of a plaster lion head…from my course 3D Scanning with a Camera.…I've reduced the resolution of the finished file…from the course, so it's within Tinkercad's max size…of 25 megabytes.…
I'll choose Open.…You can change the scale or the unit.…I typically leave the scale at 100%, unless I'm confident…that I know that it needs to be scaled.…Sometimes Tinkercad will throw an error…and tell you if it's either too small or too big,…and then you can change the scale.…I'll choose Import.…And, depending on the complexity,…this can take a minute or so.…Now, once the file is imported, you can…make some simple changes, like scaling it…a little bit smaller, or, perhaps, adding a hole shape.…
This is a great first course for those who are new to 3D, but for those who want to learn more about the printing side, check out Kacie's companion course, Up and Running with 3D Printing.
- Working with the Tinkercad interface
- Adding and moving 3D shapes
- Changing dimensions
- Selecting strategies
- Measuring with Ruler
- Aligning shapes
- Using the Mirror tool
- Creating and duplicating patterns
- Working with shape and text generators
- Importing 2D and 3D assets
- Naming and sharing designs