How to Make a Simple Spaceship in Tinkercad


This is a step by step lesson on how to make a simple spaceship using Tinkercad, a free online 3D design program. This lesson will teach most of the tools that Tinkercad offers, but not how to navigate the program itself.

Part 1
Adding the Cylinder

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The elevation triangle can be located either above or below the selected shape.

Part 2
Adding a Paraboloid

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Part 3
Aligning the Shapes

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Part 4
Grouping the Shapes

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Part 5
Creating the Spaceship Fins

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Make sure your elevation is 0 once you have finished rotating your shape.

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Do this by clicking and dragging the white squares on the corners of the object, or click on one of the white squares, and type the numbers into the boxes.

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You currently have one fin. Use the Duplicate and repeat tool to clone it (the new one appears on top of the duplicated one).

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You now have two fins, but you need to have four, and the next two have to face another direction.

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This time use the curved arrow on the work plane to rotate this fin 90 degrees.

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Part 6
Aligning the Shapes

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To select just a few things, hold ⇧ Shift and click on the items you wish to select.

Part 7
Grouping the Shapes

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Part 8
Creating Portals

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5 x 10.

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If you're finding that you're having trouble placing your portals over the fins, use the Ungroup tool (next to the Group tool) to separate the fins from the shape, and move the fins farther into the ship.

Part 9
Grouping Shapes

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Now find a 3D printer and make it reality!