New features: Mirroring and multicolor!

Yes, we actually really DO have a To-Do list — no lip service here! — where we keep all of the highly requested (and sometimes begged for!) features from you, our awesome Tinkercad users! This morning, and thanks again to our fab development team, we are pleased to bring you two fantastic tools to the editor. As always, tell us what you think! But before you do, check ’em out:

MIRRORING. Woot! There it is!

Here’s a real-life example of how to mirror letters…

…just drag the resize handle to the left or right:

And….MULTICOLOR!

Ever felt that your designs could use a splash of internal color? Here’s a relief CD case that clearly needs something to spice it up:

Multicolor to the rescue!

This setting preserves the original colors of shapes within a group. It works on a per-group basis, so you can even combine unicolor and multicolor groups into yet another multicolor group.

You can enable it in the color picker:

See how the color picker button is smart enough to display the actual colors within the group? This is a very fashion-forward feature!

Enjoy!
Tinkercad Team

20 comments

  1. This is really neat, is it possible to apply color post grouping or do we need to walk back our grouping to recolor? (as of 10:41am pictures don’t display in blog post)

    • You could also dive into the group by double clicking it (a light red square appears on the workplane showing group’s dimensions) and then color individual shapes. To exit the group just click anything but the shapes in the group. This way you can change colors without ungrouping.

  2. I think mirroring is great, but what is multicolor good for?
    As far as I know you can’t print something in multicolor…

  3. The multicolour feature is awesome. I accidentally stumbled across it when I was creating the new revision to my 8-bit cartridge holder. I just ordered a copy with 2 colours from Shapeways and can’t wait to see how it looks!

  4. I am trying to select multiple shapes of different colors and then group them. When selecting multiple colors, the color picker selects one color only. To activate the color inspector I first have to click on a color. This then turns all the parts that one color. The “Multicolor preserve origional colors” option is greyed over.

    How do I use this feature? Above description is just blurb and not explanation.

    Thanks
    Lourens

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