- There are two different modes, orthographic…and perspective.…You can find the button to toggle between these modes…at the bottom of the navigation buttons.…Let's place a box near the front of the work plane,…and a cylinder towards the back.…This way we can compare these two modes.…Now we're in perspective mode now and it looks…a lot like the world around you.…Objects that are further away are smaller,…and the edges of shapes recede to a vanishing point…far in the distance.…
Okay so switch to orthographic mode.…See the difference?…The sides of the box are all the same length.…The box and the cylinder are the same size,…even though the cylinder is further away.…Switch back.…So I usually prefer to stay in perspective mode…while I'm working in Tinkercad,…but there are few exceptions.…So one of those is working in any flat view…like front or side.…A lot of times, when I use a named view like this,…it's to judge distance or proportion of objects…and perspective view just isn't that helpful.…
Let's try orthographic.…There you can see much better.…
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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