In this tutorial you'll learn how to create grapes in Tinkercad -- from a single grape to a whole bunch. It's a fun way to get familiar with Tinkercad's duplicate and rotate tools.
The following information is a single lesson in a larger, guided Tinkercad project. If you'd like to follow along step-by-step from within your Tinkercad 3D editor, just sign-in to your account and follow this link. Otherwise, you can find all of the steps and images in this blog post.
Note: The images used in this guide we're taken from an older version of Tinkercad. You may notice some differences in the layout and the icons used to represent some features. Additionally some of the shapes mentioned (egg, cute heart) have moved locations. Their new locations has been updated in the text.
Navigate to Characters in the Shapes drop-down menu, find the egg shape and place it on the workplane.
Holding Shift, scale it down to 10mm.
Change its color to purple.
Under the Edit menu, choose duplicate. Holding Shift, move the duplicate about 20mm on the Y axis.
Rotate both grapes 23 degrees so their tops point toward each other
Select both grapes and make duplicates of them. Keeping the two new grapes selected, rotate them 31 degrees so they touch the edge of the original grapes. Keep the grapes selected.
Choose duplicate from the edit menu again. Duplicate will apply the same rotation to the new grapes.
Choose duplicate one more time to have a total of eight grapes.
Select four grapes on one side of the gape and move them to meet the other side.
This will be the first ring. Select all the grapes in the ring.
Duplicate the ring and move it up about 7mm. Keep your current ring selected.
Rotate the new ring 25 degrees. Keep the current ring selected.
Choose duplicate from the Edit menu.
Keep choosing duplicate, making sure not to deselect the ring. Duplicate rings until there is a total of five rings.
AND.....you're done. Great work!
In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.