The First Complete Guide to Tinkercad: 3D Modeling That's Powerful, Friendly, & Free!Want to master 3D modeling and printing?
Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It's friendly, web-based, and free.
Even better, you don't have to rely on Tinkercad's technical documentation to use it.
This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!No 3D or CAD experience?
No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities. You'll learn all the concepts and techniques you need...build your skills, comfort, and confidence...and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad's full power.
Learning 3D with your kids? You'll even find projects you can work on together!Quickly master the basic 3D concepts you need to understandNavigate Tinkercad's Dashboard and tool setCreate your first 3D model and control its propertiesSave time by incorporating publicly available elementsImport hand sketches or SVG graphics into your modelsUse the Shape Generator to create custom shapesAdd raised text and other embellishmentsAssemble multiple pieces into a more sophisticated modelMake realistic prototypesOutput molds for creating items from soft materialsTransform models into STL files for printingGet great results from an online 3D printing serviceMove your 3D objects into the Minecraft virtual worldFind answers to your most important Tinkercad questionsDiscover tools for tasks Tinkercad can't handleLearn from others!
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