Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing 3D STLs, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Narrator] You can import 3D STL files into Tinkercad.…This makes it easy to incorporate 3D printable parts…that you find online like a phone case…or bring in 3D scans to make simple modifications…like adding holes.…Let's try it out.…I'll go up to Import and Choose a file.…Then I'll choose Lionhead_Reduced and click Open.…I'm using a 3D scan of a plaster lion head…from my course 3D Scanning with a Camera.…I've reduced the resolution of this finished file…from the course so it's within Tinkercad's max size of…25 megabytes.…
We'll accept the standard options and Import.…Depending on the complexity,…the import process can take a minute or two.…Once the file is imported,…we can scale it or make alterations, or click on it.…I can shift, click, and drag-up,…or I can even sort of squash this file.…I can drag in a cylinder.…Might make that a little bit smaller, and taller.…
I could put that there, select both objects,…and group them to create a whole,…perhaps if I wanted to hang this on a wall,…or maybe I want to make a doorknocker.…
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 Intermediate
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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