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Introduction to 3D Modeling & Design

A guide to using Tinkercad.


Image of a 3D model of a cat, on top of a physical 3D print of the same model

This guide will introduce you to some of the basics of 3D design and working in 3D space. It will then walk you through a tutorial on designing simple objects in Tinkercad, a browser based 3D modeling program.

At the end of this guide, you'll be able to:

  • Identify how objects move in three dimensions
  • Navigate the Tinkercad workspace
  • Create basic shapes in Tinkercad

If you have questions or would like further guidance, email Kelley Minars, Resource Sharing Librarian.