Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video The extrusion generator, part of Up and Running with Tinkercad.
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- The extrusion generator is one of my favorites.…It allows you to create a wide variety of organic shapes.…You'll find it under the official…Tinkercad shape generators.…The icon is a little unassuming, so it's easy to overlook.…Let's drag it into the workspace.…In the inspector, you can see that we have the option…to alter the profile.…We can drag the points.…And we can also alter the handles.…These work a lot like a vector graphics program,…like Illustrator.…You can turn them to create curvy edges,…or if you'd rather have points,…hold down the alt option key before dragging the handle.…
If you need to be a little bit more accurate…under the gear here, you can choose to snap,…and that will make sure that your vertices…are snapped onto the grid.…Use the extrusion generator to create…simple, extruded objects for your own design.…
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