Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Slicing with hole objects, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] Look at this design of an ice scraper.…How do you think it was made?…Would you be surprised to learn…that instead of massing this object…from a series of solid shapes,…it was carved out of a single box shape?…Let's un-group this design one step at a time…to see how it was created.…Click on the ice scraper and choose un-group.…Now this first un-group is fairly obvious.…We've got a hole in the back,…some ridges created by cylinders,…and some shapes to create an open design in the front.…
Let's un-group one more step.…Let's pop into a top view,…and switch to orthographic so we can see what's going on.…From this view, you can see how the two cylinders…create the shape of the handle.…Now let's go to the side.…And we'll choose that front view.…I'll select these hole shapes here,…and hide them to get them out of the way temporarily.…Click on the scraper and choose un-group.…
And here, we can see how another series of cylinders…created the arc of the handle.…Show all the object in our space.…In some ways, calling them whole object is a misnomer.…
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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