People often underestimate Tinkercad as a design tool because of the simplified palette of fundamental shapes used to build designs. Cubes, circles, triangles -- it all seems too primitive at first glance, especially for designers eager to create complex, curving designs.
To prove them wrong, Geoffrey Shorts designed this skeleton jumping jack that is nothing but curves. How’d he do it? He used one of the secret weapons in the Tinkercad arsenal -- the Extrusion Shape.
Tucked away in the Shape Generators menu, the Extrusion shape allows you to make smooth, parametric curve shapes that you can customize to your exact needs. Use them to smooth the edge off the corner of your design, create organic shapes, or in Geoff’s case, create the perfect curvy bone shapes for his project.