Potato Man

Introduction: Potato Man

I tried to be creative and wanted to make something new so I decided to make a 3D potato man using Sketchup. I got the inspiration from the series of movie that I used to watch a lot when I was a kid which was Toy Story.

You need:

Sketchup (or different kinds of sketching app such as Fusion 360)

A mouse (optional, but it will make your work easier)

Your hands and ideas

Step 1: Sketch

Firstly, I sketched what I thought a potato man would look like. I used my imagination and my opinion of what it would look like. It's okay if your sketch won't be the same as mine because everyone has different ideas planned out in their mind.

Step 2: Scribble a Line

After sketching the shape out, I opened up the app, SketchUp. I used the tool, lines, in Sketchup to scribble a line that looked mostly like a potato. The shape did not come out in one try and I worked several times to make it the way I wanted.

Step 3: Make It 3D

I used the tool, push and pull, to pull out the shape into a 3D shape.

Step 4: Shape Out His Face

Nextly, I used the rectangle and circle tool to shape out the potato man's glasses and mouth.

Step 5: Add in the Colors

I used the paint and bucket tool to choose the colors that best fit the potato man. For me, this was the most fun part of the project. I tried most of the brownish colors for his body and chose the best fit.

Step 6: Make an Arm

I drew a rectangle on the side of the potato man and again used the push and pull to pull out his arm. Then, I sketched another line and pushed it out to make the arm more realistic and not awkward.

Step 7: Repeat

I did the same thing for the other side.

Step 8: DONE!!

This is what the potato man looks like at the end. Thanks for watching!

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    11 Comments

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    Firocks
    Firocks

    11 months ago

    I really like how you made your sketch reality and take dimensions by recreating it on Sketchup great idea and good steps and screenshots helpful for someone to do it again.

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    yyoobin21
    yyoobin21

    12 months ago

    I like the fact that you turned e a simple drawing of a cute potato character into a 3D design using SketchUp. Great work!

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    lnakyeong22
    lnakyeong22

    1 year ago

    Hi! I liked the cute drawing of the potato and how you explained the steps briefly, but making it into the 3D part was complicated. Some people may not be able to understand the steps easily, so one suggestion that I would give is to try to include more specific steps to use the app. But that's cute!

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    ljio24
    ljio24

    1 year ago

    Jueun this is really good work!. I really liked that you used the computer programs to create the potato man in a 3D shape. One thing I can suggest for your project to add more details such as demesion.

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    Eris_K
    Eris_K

    1 year ago on Step 8

    I like how you made it in a creative way and wrote specific descriptions

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    Rick_Sanchez_123
    Rick_Sanchez_123

    1 year ago

    hello Jueun,
    I like what you did but I think it could be better if the edges were smoother and more round do it would look more like a potato maybe even making the 3d model not have any edges.

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    conan20619
    conan20619

    1 year ago

    i like that you sketched before you made in the sketch up and I like that you colored and rendered it with details

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    tleah21
    tleah21

    1 year ago on Step 8

    Hi Jueun,
    I like the detailed step of making a potato man. By using a 3D graphic design application, you showed people every side of your product so that the readers can easily grasp how to make the project. Explaining with this app seems to be really creative. Moreover, the product you made is creative since you desinged an unique character.

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    kyeonwoo22
    kyeonwoo22

    Tip 1 year ago

    I love how you made the design look cute. However, one suggestion that I would give is to maybe make the potato's edge smooth so that it really look like a potato.

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    rdiya22
    rdiya22

    1 year ago

    Hi Jueun,
    I liked how you first sketched the potato man and added the elements you wanted him to have and then designed it on sketch up. Your digital project looks very similar to the sketch which shows that you are creatively able to digitally design. I also liked how you based the project on a character in a movie you enjoy. That shows your personal connection to the project, which makes it all the more interesting!

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    smoe23
    smoe23

    1 year ago

    Hi, Jueun!
    Your digital project is really interesting because I thought it is cool that we can make a digital design which exactly the same as the sketched one. Also, your instructions are clear, and your screenshots are showing your progress. I love your potato man, great work !!