Distance Learning Tinkercad Scene Design

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Introduction: Distance Learning Tinkercad Scene Design

About: I am a mother of two sons. I love cooking, crafting, everything related to technology, especially robot and computer. Follow me at: https://www.instagram.com/familylovermommy/ https://twitter.com/DIY4Pro ,…

I am a mother of 2 sons and they are both homeschooling. Also, I act as their learning coach and teacher. My oldest son already homeschooled since 2nd grade. Now he is in 12th grade. My youngest homeschooled since kindergarten. Now he is in 7th grade. We joined K12.com. It is fun to turn home into school environment. After finishing their online learning, one of our outside learning is creating 3D models through Tinkercad.

In this assignment, I encouraged my sons to make scene modeling. But to create these scenes, I did not make any limitation, so they can make and build their scene creatively.

In this Instructable, I screen shot their result and embedded their Tinkercad project as well. Next, I included their tutorials step by step on how modeling the scenes. Yet, the exact measurement is too long and hard to mention one by one in one Instructable. It can be represented by embedding their Tinkercad model, instead.

No more further ado, let's get started.

Factory Scene:

You can copy and tinker or download it.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/aVwfrz4IKo6-facto..

Millitary Airport Base Scene:

You can copy and tinker or download it.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/2PjNXmxmEkz-milit...

Hotel Scene:

You can copy and tinker or download it.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/irkGJhz7jjR-hotel...

Supplies

Tinkercad

Computer

Step 1: Scene 1 - Factory Scene

My youngest son made a scene about a factory. Later, he will mention how he made this scene step by step. The final result of his scene will be like this.

Step 2: Factory Overview

In this assignment, I made a factory scene that consisted of 5 main buildings, some trees, street, truck, hedges, and other details to complete the features of the factory scene.

Step 3: Building #1

The main building # 1 use box and make the scale as shown in the picture. Add a cylinder and put it on the top of the building. It is for the factory's chimney. Duplicate it to make 3 chimneys. Make a tube for the chimney's detail. Add windows and doors by using boxes. Add some pipe by dragging a bent pipe in the shape generator and make some small buildings on the rooftop with some details of them. Make a garage for truck's loading. See the picture for more clarification.

Step 4: Building #2

Building #2 is similar with building #1. The main building # 2 is using box and make the scale as shown in the picture. Add a cylinder and put it on the top of the building. It is for the factory's chimney. Duplicate it to make 2 chimneys. Make a tube for the top of the chimney's detail. Add windows and doors by using boxes. Add some pipe by dragging a bent pipe in the shape generator and make a small building and some outdoor A/C on the rooftop with some details of them. Make some smokes for details by using a sphere by changing the side of your choice, so it looks like smoke. See the picture for more clarification.

Step 5: Stairs

Make the stairs to connect building #1 and #2 to the ground. To make stairs, simply grab a box. Stack them one by one to create stairs' form. See the picture.

Step 6: Building #3 (Green)

Drag and drop box into the workplane. Add some details to the building, such as windows and window panes. For the scaling, see the picture below.

Step 7: Building # 4 (Yellow)

This building is almost the same with the green building #3. The differences are only the color and size. Make the yellow building taller than the green building. See the picture.

Step 8: Building #5

The main building # 5 is using box and make the scale as shown in the picture. Add a cylinder and put it on the top of the building. It is for the factory's chimney. Duplicate it to make 2 chimneys. Make a tube for the top of the chimney's detail. Add some pipe by dragging a bent pipe in the shape generator and make a small building and some outdoor A/C on the rooftop with some details of them. Make some smokes for details by using a sphere by changing the side of your choice, so it looks like smoke. Add some solar panel on the rooftop. See the picture for more clarification.

Step 9: Trees

For making the trees, drag a pyramid to the workplane as the leaves and cylinder as the bark. Group them together. Adjust the scale as you desire. For the hedge, drag a sphere and duplicate it 3 times. Group them together. Arrange them. Duplicate the trees and hedges as many as you like. Scatter them as shown in the pictures.

Step 10: Fence

To create the fence, drag and drop 2 boxes into the workplane. Scale as you wish. Change the color as showed in the picture. I use light brown and dark brown colors. Arrange them side by side. Group and duplicate them. The fence should encircle the factory.

Step 11: Street

To make the street, simply drag and drop box into the workplane. Change the color to grey and do not forget to change the scale as well. Just remember to make the height not too high. We create three kinds of streets, two for inner factory's street and one for traffic's street. For the traffic street, make the details for crossing and lane lines by using boxes.

Step 12: Truck

To create the truck, we need 3 boxes, which one of them as a hole. Group them as shown in the picture. Add 10 wheels to the truck by dragging from shape generator. Arrange them.

Step 13: Scene 2- Military Airport Base Scene

My youngest son made a scene about a military airport base. Later, he will mention how he made this scene step by step. The final result of his scene will be like this.

Step 14: Military Airport Base Overview

In this assignment, I made a military airport base scene that consisted of 4 main buildings, some trees, hedges, runway, trucks, container, and other details to complete the features of the military airport base scene.

Step 15: Building #1 - Control Tower

The main part of the control tower is using box. Add some windows with the box shape to it. Duplicate it until you get the proper amount of windows that you desire. Give some rails to the top of it. To make rail, drag a 2 boxes and 3 cylinders. Arrange them until you get the rail as shown in the picture. Group and duplicate them to get rails surrounding the building. Make some details to the tower with pyramid and make the sides of the pyramid 6. Add some rails to it with the same steps as previous. Make some spikes using cone shape. Copy and duplicate 2 times, so you get 3 spikes in total. Lastly, make radar by using cone for the body and box for the top of the radar.

Step 16: Building # 2 - Hangar (Close Door)

The main shape of the hangar uses a round roof and a box. Add some detail, such as windows, doors, etc. To make the window and door, use boxes and arrange them as shown in the picture. Some of the doors use holes to make some features.

Step 17: Building #3 – Opened Hangar

This building was duplicated from the other hangar. The difference is only the door is open this time. To make the door opened, cut using round roof. The size of the round roof for cutting is little bit smaller than the size of the hangar. Group them together.

Step 18: Building #4 – Office

The main part of the office is using box. Add some windows with the box shape to it. Duplicate it until you get the proper amount of windows that you desire. Make parabola satellite by using box and polygon for the base, cylinder for the connector, and sphere and holed box for the top of the parabola satellite. Duplicate the parabola satellite. Arrange and group them together. Add a tower pole and box to the roof.

Step 19: Water Tower

To make the water tower, grab cylinders into the workplane. Scale and arrange them like in the picture and my embedded Tinkercad.

Step 20: Water Tank

To make the water tank, grab cylinders and bent pipe into the workplane. Scale, arrange, and group them together. See the picture for clarification.

Step 21: Tower Pole

To make the tower pole, use a cylinder with the pattern of red and white. Duplicate it as many as you want. See the picture for clarification.

Step 22: Parabola Satellite

Make parabola satellite by using box and polygon for the base, cylinder for the connector, and sphere and holed box for the top of the parabola satellite. Duplicate the parabola satellite. Arrange and group them together.

Step 23: Trucks

Use boxes, half spheres, and wheels for main shape of the truck. Because it is difficult for me to explain it in words, you can see the truck scale, shape, and sizes through my embedding.

Step 24: Office Container

To make the container, I mainly use boxes, cylinders, and spheres. See the embedding and pictures.

Step 25: Planes

Use cylinders, metafillet, boxes, and wheels for main shape of the planes. Because it is too complicated and difficult for me to explain it in words, you can see the plane's scale, shape, and sizes through my embedding as well.

Step 26: Pillbox

To make the pillbox, drag a box and scale as you wish. Grab a wedge and make it a hole. Duplicate 4 times and group them altogether. Grab a cylinder and make it a hole. Duplicate it and group them altogether. See the picture and my embedded Tinkercad.

Step 27: Runway

Make the runway by using boxes for the lane lines and the border lines. Arrange them. See the picture and my embedding Tinkercad for clarification.

Step 28: Fence

To create the fence, drag and drop 2 boxes and 3 cylinders into the workplane. Scale as you wish. Change the color as showed in the picture. I use brown color. Arrange them. Group and duplicate them. The fence should encircle the military base, but do not block the runway.

Step 29: Base

Make the base by dragging a box into the workplane and scale as shown in the picture.

Step 30: Scene 3 – Hotel Scene

My oldest son made a model representing a hotel. He will demonstrate how he made the scene step by step. The final result will be like this.

Step 31: Hotel Overview

I made a hotel project consisting of 7 buildings, swimming pools, some trees, cars, streets, lights, and other features.

Step 32: Hotel Building #1

The main shape for the building is a box. Scale the box as shown in the picture. Add some details for the windows by using boxes. Arrange, copy, and group them until you obtain windows that are similar to those shown in the picture. Add the details to the front faces of the buildings by using many boxes consisting of 3 solid boxes and many hole boxes. Scale and arrange them. Make some features to the buildings by using holes with shapes of boxes, and group them together. In order to make a semicircle in the front of the buildings, drag 2 round roofs, one for the building features, one for the hole. Group them together. Duplicate and resize them to make the details as shown in the picture.

Add some additional building features for planting by using 2 pairs of boxes and metafillets and make some of them into holes as shown in the picture.

For the trees, use paraboloids, pyramids, and cylinders. Arrange them until you get trees. Group and duplicate them randomly as shown you desire like in the picture.

Step 33: Hotel Building #2

The main shape for the second building is a box. Scale the box as shown in the picture. Add some details for the windows by using boxes. Arrange, copy, and group them until you obtain windows that are similar to those shown in the picture. Add the details to the front faces of the buildings by using boxes, 1 for the front list and the others for holes. Scale and arrange them. Make some features to the buildings by using holes with shapes of boxes, and group them together as shown in the picture.

For the trees, use paraboloids, pyramids, and cylinders. Arrange them until you get trees. Group and duplicate them randomly as shown you desire like in the picture.

Step 34: Hotel Building #3

To make building like this, the main shape is using polygon with the side of 6. Add some features to the building, such as windows and doors, by utilizing multiple hole and solid boxes.

In order to create transparent window, just click transparent in the color option. Copy and paste them 2 times. Stack them all until you obtain 1 tall building with 4 stories.

Add some outdoor A/Cs and fans on the roof of the building. To make these, simply grab hole and solid boxes, and group them together. See picture.

Step 35: Hotel Building #4

To make building #4, just use some boxes and holes. Scale and group them together. It is hard for me to explain it word by word about how to create this building. Yet, do not worry. I will embed it the Tinkercad, so you can see and explore it one by one.

Step 36: Hotel Building #5

The Building #5 is the duplicate from Building #3. Just copy and paste Building #3 to the right of Building #4. The only difference is that I flipped the outdoor A/Cs and fans.

Step 37: Hotel Building #6

The Building #6 is the duplicate from Building #2. Just copy and paste Building #2 to the right of Building #5. I flipped the entire building horizontally.

Step 38: Hotel Building #7

The Building #7 is the duplicate from Building #1. Just copy and paste Building #1 to the right of Building #6. I flipped the entire building horizontally.

Step 39: Base of the Building (Floor)

For the base, drag boxes to the workplane. Yet, make sure the height is not too high. Scale them as you wish as long as the base covers all the buildings.

Step 40: Swimming Pools

To make swimming pools, drag and drop polygon to the workplane and change the side to 12. Scale them as you like. Duplicate them, so there are 4 polygons in total. Arrange them like in the picture. Copy and paste those 4 polygons that you made previously. Make the scale larger than the first one. Make the hole. Group them together. So now, you have swimming pools with the skimmers.

Step 41: Streetlights

In order to make streetlight, you need a pipe and a cone. Scale and arrange them like in the picture. Group them together. Make duplicates of the streetlights. The amount of streetlights is up to you.

Step 42: Trees

For the trees, use paraboloids, pyramids, and cylinders. Arrange them until you get trees. Group and duplicate them randomly as shown you desire like in the picture. I used the same trees like in the previous step, only the scale is different. Also, make a wall behind the buildings by using boxes. Add some trees beside the walls behind the buildings by dragging tree shape from the shape generators. Duplicate them.

Step 43: Streets

For the streets and lane stripes, use boxes and arrange them like in the picture.

Step 44: Cars

In order to complete the scene, make some cars and put them on the streets and in the parking lot. The main bodies of the cars consist of boxes and wheels from the shape generators.

Step 45: Finished

Those are all my sons' examples of making scenes in Tinkercad. I hope you like and enjoy reading it.

See you in other creation!

Thank you.

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    15 Comments

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    rebeccasuziew
    rebeccasuziew

    1 year ago

    nice tutorial. thanks for sharing

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    MrErdreich
    MrErdreich

    1 year ago

    Awesome project idea! Thanks for sharing!

    You are really a good inspiration and your son's too. I hope you might win the contest.

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    familylovermommy
    familylovermommy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for your kind words.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Those are all really amazing!

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    familylovermommy
    familylovermommy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi Nicole,
    I have tried this morning. It will take about 2-3 minutes to load the embedded Tinkercad. Sorry for the confusion. It is because my sons' scene consist complex feature in it. Could you please kindly try to view the design again? I know, it is hard to judge the digital things without printing it.Thanks for your patience and kindness.

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    familylovermommy
    familylovermommy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. My sons did this for about 2-3 weeks because they had school lesson to study everyday. Unfortunately, we did not get featured for this. I just wondering why, so I can improve it next time. Could you give me the advice? Can you open my embedded Tinkercad? because the file is too large. I am afraid you cannot see it. So I give the link below the embbed.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    For me it looks like just the factory scene isn't loading, but the other two did after I gave them time to load :) Digital things (with no physical object) are a little harder to judge when it comes to featuring, so I don't think I really have any advice at this time, but you could try asking the community in The Clinic and see if you can get some feedback :)

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    familylovermommy
    familylovermommy

    Reply 1 year ago

    I have provided the link to the tinkercad. Could you please kindly see it now and review it one more time?

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    They all seem to load as long as I give them enough time :)

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    familylovermommy
    familylovermommy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for giving me a chance. I am so sorry that the embed took you a long time to load and wasting your time. I think lately the internet connection is slow. My sons already compress the design.
    Perhaps you can click the link to tinkercad, so you can see their works. But anyway, thank you.
    Here are the links:
    Factory scene:
    https://www.tinkercad.com/things/aVwfrz4IKo6-facto...

    Millitary Base:
    https://www.tinkercad.com/things/2PjNXmxmEkz-milit...

    Hotel:
    https://www.tinkercad.com/things/irkGJhz7jjR-hotel...