Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Rotating 3D shapes, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] Next up is rotating 3D shapes.…I'll drag a pyramid onto my work plane, and then…orbit and zoom in.…Now, notice these three curvy arrow grips,…as I mouse over them, you'll see that they give…a preview of the rotation plane.…I'm going to click and drag, and if I stay close…to the pyramid, it snaps in 22 and a half degree increments.…Then pull a little bit further out, and snap in…one degree increments, or hold down the shift key…and rotate and snap in 45 degree increments.…
The other thing I can do, is type into that value.…And add something more specific.…Let's try rotating on another axis as well.…Now, sometimes you'll get into a view where…it's kind of hard to see one of your arrows.…In that case, just make sure you change your view…so that you get a really good picture…of the arrow that you want to use.…Now, it's important to note, that once you start…rotating a shape off its original axis,…the dimensions that we see are impacted.…
So, if I mouse over this, it says that it is…20.16 by 23 by .89, and what that is,…
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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