Fifty Forms

For my first design I played with a few different tools.

  1. I inserted three images onto the platform.
  2. Dragged the yellow image above the red square to bring the triangle up to the top.
  3. Inserted part of the purple rectangle into the red square to create a door affect and made my house!
  4. As for the blue ridged item, I played with copy and paste.
  5. The green chain used the same technique, I learned about this function in class.

6. For the @ symbol, and blue middle image, and star, I found all of these on the symbols option. I did not learn there was such category until last class.

7. The three top symbols were all adjusted with height, this is another function I learned about when completing a step by step lesson on tinker card.

8. The star shown is empty because I learned about the whole function.

9. The star on the dice is how I taught myself how to put the hole into a different shape.

10. The first image is just a regular image from the basic shapes section.

11. The second image is number 10, but I was able to lower the height of that image.

12. The third is that same image 10 but is stretched out.

13. I was curious what would happen if you could connect the images.

14. The hearts were connected as well but distinguished by two different colors, so the merge could be seen better.

15. The pyramid was again taken from the shapes section of Tinkercard.

16. I found out there is a function to adjust how many sides you want your shape to have so I had done that for the four sided pyramid and adjusted it to 8 sides.

17. The weave curve was found on the special features. I had not found this file previously before this assignment.

18. Through this I could adjust the curve angle, any where from 0 to 360 degrees.

19. I also went into the settings of this shape and was able to add more rows. This function would be good for a basket or something along those lines.

20. In the last image I adjusted both the column length and height.

21. I adjusted the height of the first image.

22. I rotated the first image.

23. I combined both the first and second.

24. (the bottom image in total) I lined up three of the first image and added two of the second on top.

25. (the bottom image in total) I was thinking about how the image would print and decided to make the two flat images holes. I enlarged the second hole so that I was able to connect the vertical image but also demonstrate deep cuts in the entirety of the image, focused more so in the center of the described project.

26. The brown heart image taught me there is a button in the top right corner that allows you to flip your object.

27. I connected three hearts and flipped the middle to show how a pattern can be formed.

28, 29, and 30. I adjusted them all in a specific way. The orange image I enlarged to fit inside a three by three square. The white  cone shape I transitioned into a one by one square and compared it next to a square in that same frame. These shapes introduced me to how even and precise you can make the shapes without adjusting their measurements through the sizing function.

31. The first red square showed me how to adjust the radius, giving my square softer edges.

32. I increased the width of the red, softened cube in the next image, with the idea that this shape could be printed and used as a shelving of sorts, but would not have to have the harsh edges. This reminded me of the penny trap project we created the first week.

33. I started following the instructions of the exercise how to make a button. Creating the big cylinder was the first step.

34. Transitioning the first image to the second, shrinking it down in size, was the second step.

35. The bottom image reflects the outcome of the “button”, which includes holes and such.

36. I included the confetti, because as you can see, the image looks nothing like a button and I was very confused about the instructions and how to create the diameter.

37. Starting from the brown bottom image, I was able to create what would act as a button myself, using cylinder wholes in the shape. I am unclear what happened the first time.

38. Thinking back on the first trial and error of the button creation, I wanted to practice some of the skills involved. With the first red image, I combined images together to be touching and on top of each other.

39. In the next image I practiced highlighting the three red shapes and grouped them together. This allowed for me to grow the shapes together without having to match them evenly.

Knowing how to group will now further help me with lessons and more complicated, multi step projects.

40. When completing the key chain lesson, I was provided the entire alphabet which made it very easy to find the letters I needed for the below keychain. I will keep this in mind if I complete something with more letters or sentences.

41. I built the keychain partly from the lesson but used various shapes for the ridges, white circle end, and such. This made me think more specifically about how shapes are actually formed.

42. Lastly, I added the letters onto the keychain, so that when printed they would be raised and the name would be shown. This last factor is very important because if you do not raise the letters they will be etched on to the keychain but not easily read, defeating the purpose of titling the key chain.

43. The red block shows a similar figure to image 31, however I made it thicker to show the transition to the next image.

44. As I stretched out the first red block to a thinner and longer image, I placed my initials onto the frame. (Learning about this from the previous image posted in this), and made the letters holes.

45. Next with the white house, I began to think more about whether things should be raised or not and the importance of where or how they stand raised in regards to printing.

46. Raising the house led me to my next conclusion where I was considering the weight factor of images that are printed, placing a curved image upside down with the idea that I wanted to create a ring.

47. I flipped the image to place the ring with letters on it on the platform upside down because I figured if it was the correct way, the text would outweigh the circle. Flipping it gave me more confidence that the ring would print better.

48. I combined to shapes in the top, center. This technique was used by a fellow classmate last week and I wanted to try it out for myself.

49. I copy and pasted the same images from the center and brought them down to the image on the bottom left. I then made the red cube a hole, and grouped the images together. This allowed for the workplane to only picture what would be printed, not just the image with a whole in it. This is really important to do, especially before printing, so the printer can best picture what the image will look like once printed.

50. I used similar techniques to the above explanation to create the bottom right image however, I was able to partly put the cone inside of the cube to create a hole. This hole does not go through the entire image. I dragged the cone partly up above the cube to make only a slight indentation. This technique would be good to use if trying to make a cup holder or jar.

I enjoyed this blog post because before this assignment I was still not very used to the techniques and variations available through Tinkercard. Although I am still not an expert with some things, this assignment allowed for me to figure certain problems out on my own and when that did not work, solve the issue in a creative and effective way.