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My pal Diego and I wanted to make something cool for our artist collective called "OUR HOUSE". He came up with this super sweet logo for our project, and I wanted to 3D print it as an ornament. I think it could be made in to jewelry too, and I hope to make a mold from this model. (Next Instructable!)

He sent me his Adobe Illustrator logo file, so I started hacking away at it to create some models that we could print :D

Step 1: Export your vector.

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I received a set of grouped paths in a vector file, which I opened in Adobe Illustrator.

To open this vector in a modeling program like Tinkercad, I had to export it to a .SVG file.

To do this, I selected my vector, and went to File>SAVE AS.

I selected the .SVG filetype and then hit OK.

Step 2: Tinkercad

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My user experience in Tinkercad was awesome. I felt like I was a 3D modelling pro (this is far from the truth). I was able to make something I really like very quickly.

Setting up an account was a breeze, and I was able to start mushing models together quickly.

Step 3: THINGIVERSE!

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I knew I wanted to incorporate additional models of homes in to my existing vector-based model, and looked to Thingiverse to find many adorable and awesome models to load into Tinkercad

Thingiverse is a place for you to share your digital designs with others, and appropriate others designs into your own under the Attribution rules of Creative Commons.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:86415
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29468
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18960
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26244
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:88464
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11673
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24379
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6539

Step 4: Arrange models in Tinkercad

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I was able to import both .svg files, as well as the .stl files from Thingiverse to my Tinkercad workspace. From there, I started smooshing them together, adjusting the z-depth and dimensions of my figures until I was happy about how the model looked. My last step was to group all the models together, to create one continuous model.

I did this by dragging the marquee over the entire workspace, then hitting the "Group" button in the upper right hand corner of the Tinkercad browser.
 
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Edgar1 year ago
Voted, and going to the Blog, today.
Inventables have some neat Materials for Molding, the usual stuff, I bought a 2 product molding kit, and it works ok, and now, lotsa Smoothon products.
I'd use one of these for a Mold, and Sugru for outdoors, Oogoo for indors, but that's just me.
Tomdf1 year ago
Sweet, this is going to be super useful!
dworley1 year ago
IS IT A VERY VERY VERY FINE HOUSE?
Awesome Audrey!!! I love it!!