Introduction: LIY Importing Images From Thingiverse Into Tinkercad
Hello everyone! This is a simple tutorial on how to import images from Thingiverse to Tinkercad
Step 1: Tinkercad
First log into your Tinkercad account
Step 2: Thingiverse
In a separate tab, open "Thingiverse"
Step 3: Search Bar
Find the search bar at the top right corner of the Thingiverse homepage. Next enter a word or multiple words that pertain to your idea/ object
Step 4: Vase
Let's say I search "vase."
Step 5: Selection
The image of this vase stands out to me. So, I decide that this is the image I want to import into Tinkercad!
Step 6: Download Files
Along the horizontal bar below the photos of the image, there are multiple options (thing details, thing files, apps, comments, made, collections, remixes). Select "thing files." Download all files by clicking on:
1. Twisted_Vase_Basic. stl
2. DOWNLOAD ALL FILES
Step 7: Save As
After downloading the STL files, save them to your computer!
Step 8: Create New Design
Now that you've finished saving STL files to your computer, go back to Tinkercad. On the homepage of Tinkercad there will be an option to select "create new design." Click on it!
Step 9: Workplane
This is where you will import the downloaded STL files
Step 10: Import
On the right hand side of the page, you will see brightly colored shapes, the workplane/ ruler tool, and above that import/ export/ share. Click on import!
Step 11: Choose a File
Next, you will "choose a file"
Step 12: Import 3D Shape
Lastly, select the blue import button!
Step 13: Finished Product
Voila! You have successfully imported STL files from Thingiverse into Tinkercad