Introduction: Design a Pumpkin in Tinkercad

Harness the power of Tinkercad! Transform eight eggs and a paraboloid into a pretty pumpkin!

Step 1: View

Rotate view left.

Step 2: One Egg

  1. Drag one egg onto the Workplane. The egg can be found under 'Extras'.
  2. Holding down the ‘SHIFT’ key, click the rotate arrow and rotate the egg -90 degrees so that it is laying on its side.

Step 3: Many Eggs

  1. Reset view location.
  2. Duplicate the egg (Ctrl + D).
  3. Rotate it +45 degrees.
  4. Use the arrow keys to move it 10 mm left, and 5 mm toward the center.
  5. Press Ctrl + D six times.
  6. Select everything (Ctrl + A).
  7. Group (Ctrl + G).
  8. Press ‘D’ to drop the pumpkin down so that it is touching the Workplane.

Step 4: Resize

Use the white dots to resize the pumpkin.

You can make it short, tall, wide, or thin. Play around with the sizing until you find a shape that you like.

Step 5: Stem

  1. Drag a paraboloid onto the Workplane.
  2. Holding down the ‘SHIFT’ key, click the rotate arrow and rotate the paraboloid 180 degrees.
  3. Use the cone to move the stem up the z-axis, and drag it to the top-center of the pumpkin.
  4. Use the white dots to resize the stem (optional).

Instead of using the paraboloid, try making the stem out of other objects like the cylinder or the hexagonal prism.

Step 6: Alignment

To align the stem and the body of the pumpkin more precisely:

  1. Select both objects.
  2. Go to Adjust > Align.
  3. Look at the Workplane and click each of the two lines that crosses under the center of the pumpkin.

Step 7: Color

To change the color:

  1. Select an object.
  2. Go to Inspector > Color.
  3. Select a color.