In this week’s assignment we were supposed to create 50 creative forms.
I started with creating a chicken with bunny ears. (at least it’s close to be a chicken)
First, I chose the chicken’s feet out of the extra section in the drop down menu; combined them with a puller out of the featured shape generator’s list and added the bunny ears out of the extra list. Afterwards, I also added its eyes and its mouth (a heart) to complete the chicken with bunny ears.
Furthermore, I created a dice with my favorite number (7) carved in it.
Moreover, I also created a archway out of boxes with a sphere in its middle. I went from easy shapes to more complex ones and also added a few add ons.
Then, I also built a cup using a cylinder and a donut ring. I grouped them and then craved the writing “JMU” in it. I hollowed up the inside of the cup with another smaller cylinder.
Creating a typical Mercedes car symbol was also one of my forms. I selected the star in the basic shape menu and changed its angle to 45 degrees. Afterwards, I added a ring, also taken from the basic shape drop-down-menu, and connected the two single forms to create a Mercedes car symbol.
I tried myself on putting smaller forms into bigger shapes to create a hole, too. In this case, I chose a pyramid form and set a smaller pyramid form into it.
I also created a text called “3D-Printing”. I increased the height and bevel and set the segments on the biggest level to create a kind of blurry writing.
When first getting to know a person, someone might struggle to learn the new person’s name. A easy name tag can help a lot to save the name in the long-term memory. You just have to select a basic wedge and text form and combine them. Put the text in the right angle and carve the name into the tag – and Voilà – you’ll never have to deal with the struggle of calling your new friend by the wrong name.
Moreover, I created a speaker with a Tinkercad sign on it. I just used a round roof and duplicated it, put it on each other and connected it with the Tinkercad symbol.
Furthermore, I also built a submarine. I used certain forms out of the featured shape generator drop-down-menu and connected them with each other.
But not only a submarine can stay under water; a fish can do too. At this point I chose certain already given forms (see next to the fish) and combined them with each other. I started with the body (used round roof). I then gave the fish its “hair” (used a pyramid and a cone.) Furthermore, I added the fish’s face (using a paraboloid), used a carved wedge for its mouth and 2 half spheres for its eyes. Its gills were made out of extruded curves carved into its body. His body fins I created with the corneum form. Finally, the fish got its tail with another paraboloid and 2 metaFillets.
I then created an egg caught in a cage. For this form I started to build the cage with using a polygon. After adjusting its size, I then took a cylinder and carved the inside of the polygon. Afterwards, I used a paraboloid to give the cage a roof. Without the egg, which size I adjusted and put in the cage, the cage wouldn’t be a real cage.
For the last form I decided to do a google search and to import a lion which is playing soccer. I typed in lion clipart and chose a good picture. I did the same for a soccer ball. After converting the pictures, using https://www.online-convert.com, into SVG-Format, I imported them into Tinkercad. From there on I adjusted the size of the two pictures (they used to be pretty big), connected the two forms so that it looks like the lion is dribbling a soccer ball and made the form thinner.
I think this assignment helped me a lot to get to know this certain program. It made a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to build something unique I can print by myself!
Here are the links to Tinkercad, where you can find my forms!