Fifty Forms with Tinkercad

I started this project by taking a look around for common objects I could create in Tinkercad.

I started by creating a tube of lipstick. I used cylinders to create most of it, a ring to add detail to the tube, and then a wedge to give the lipstick its edge.

Next I worked on making a perfume bottle. A cylinder flattened out is the base and the bottle itself is a sphere with a low step count. The spray atomizer is a stretched sphere with a higher step count.

I decided to try out some other objects from the community section. I really like the garden tags! ?

I used some of the different featured tree objects to make a bit of a forest. I placed the snowflakes using the duplicate command and a vertical (instead of the default horizontal) work plane; this made it easier to place them in a somewhat scattered fashion at different heights.

I played around with a diamond mesh, which reminded me of outdoor lattice stairs. I stretched each mesh to the height of the tallest stair in a pair, and then used cylinders on each mesh plus a stretch rectangle to create the railing.

I then imported a svg bath icon that I had on my computer, and I then used half-spheres and cylinders to try and recreate the icon.

Looking through the community objects, I found multiple different objects I could use to make a map. There were the countries of Europe and the 50 states, but I really wanted to try the prefectures of Japan. I started by having a map side-by-side with Tinkercad so I could connect all the pieces, working region by region.

After finishing each region of the country, I grouped each prefecture/region together. As you can see from comparing the ungrouped and grouped regions, I had trouble lining the prefecture objects up perfectly so when you group all of them together, it would create a smooth object. I turned the snap-grid setting to the smallest possible, but this was still quite the struggle.

I finished by using the text tool to label each region I created, using both Japanese and English! Here I’ve shown the region of Kanto, where I added a star to mark the capital city of Japan, Tokyo.