Introduction: SAKURA SUSHI (Scene)

About: Hi! I'm Justin, I'm in 10th grade and I like to make 3D models with TinkerCad!

Hi everyone! My name is Justin and I like 3D modeling and graphic design. I've been using TinkerCad for a couple days and it's a lot of fun! I am here to show you a 3D model of Sakura Sushi, a scene of a fictional Japanese sushi shop that I created. This project is entirely designed in TinkerCad and took roughly 6 hours to create. I used Google Slides to create the cover poster and another 3D program to add lighting for the cinematic photos. This model is by far the most complicated 3D design that I have made so far, and took 6 hours across 2 days and A LOT of effort. The project actually wouldn’t export properly so I had to simplify it a bit to download. There are many different parts to this build and tons of little details so I will show you my process to creating it.


To build this, you will need TinkerCad!

Step 1: Creating Base and Bricks

I started off by creating a flat brown plane for the dirt. I made the bricks by combining 2 stretched hexagons with 2 rectangular prisms. This gave me a 6 sided brick that was roughly rectangular in shape. I alternated these bricks in shape and color to give me a nice brick surface.

Step 2: Fence

I found a S bend shape in the shape generators part so I extended this and created a fence like structure. I trimmed this and used it to make a border around the bricks. Later on you can see that I also used this to make the roof of the building.

Step 3: Bamboo

To make the bamboo pots I used a box with a rectangular hole, and put a terrain shape at the bottom for dirt. To make the bamboo, I used a hyperboloid model I found, put a hole through it and stacked it. Leaves were rather complicated as a single leaf is made of 4 different shapes. I first used 2 ogive models to make the leaf shape, extended those, made them into a hole and then combined it with a cube to make a leaf stencil. I used a shape called a parabolic reflector to make the droopy shape. I combined the reflector with the stencil to create the leaves. I then rotated the leaves and copy pasted them around the bamboo at various angles. I pasted the sticks into the pots at various angles. I also added a bust of George Washington in the corner for decoration.

Step 4: House Base

The house base is a combination of multiple cubes, rectangular prisms, holes, and a roof shape. There’s nothing special, just a lot of combining shapes.

Step 5: Frame

The main wood frame used for this is a tall rectangular prism with hole wedges on the sides to make it slightly octagonal. I couldn’t actually use the real octagon model because the sides were too even. I then pasted this model around the house to create the wooden frame.

Step 6: More Details

I first created several straight pieces out of extended horizontal stairs to make a corrugated metal-type material. To make the display case, I used several rectangular planes and a transparent panel for the glass. To make the shutters on the sides, I used venitian slats and a rectangular frame made of the original wood frame I made.

Step 7: Roof Frames

I used skinny rectangular prisms to make the wood beams and angled them around to form a triangular frame. I then put a flat plane on top of them. I repeated this process for the second roof. I used these same beams to quickly make some window frames, and also added a triceratops skull as a bonus inside the room.

Step 8: Shingles

I used the same model I used for the fence for the shingles on the roof. I repeated these shapes on top of each other. To make the roof cap, I used a model called a partial angle and used cubes to cut the corners of it.

Step 9: Interior

I first made a stove which is made of a basic stove model I found, a cube, and a trapezoid. I also added a milk and a can model. Next were the chairs. The chairs were pretty simple to make as they only consisted of basic parts such as the cylinder and rectangular prisms. I had to use a stool picture I found online for reference.

Step 10: Food!

To make the sushi, make a tray from a cuboid with some cutouts. The sushi was made with several basic shapes like cylinders, wedges, capsules, cubes. I used a terrain model for the rice. To make the vegetables, I used a 3D z dependent function model and rotated it around. Chopsticks were made with long cylinders. The fish was made with a basic fish model and a capsule for color.

Step 11: Sign

To make the sign, I stacked a rectangular plane on top of a stretched wood frame. I used the text generator to have the words “sushi restaurant” and “fresh and delicious” in japanese on it. I copied those words and made them transparent. To make the frame, I used the scribble draw feature to quickly draw a triangular frame.

Step 12: Doors

Doors were made with my original wood frame model and a transparent piece of glass. There’s not much to it, just combining basic shapes.

Step 13: Flaps

Flaps were made with a parabolic reflector and were pretty simple to make. I used a hole wedge to make it look like it had a tear in it.

Step 14: Poster

The poster is made from vector images that I uploaded as well as some basic shapes. The shapes are stacked on each other to make each color. If they were flat on the poster they wouldn’t show color.

Step 15: Lanterns

Lanterns were difficult to create, because I also wanted to put a graphic on them. To make the lantern I used a screw and overlaid it on a cylinder. I then put some hemispheres on top of them to make the shape. I used another cylinder for the caps and used an extended torus for the hanger. To make the graphic, I imported an .svg file of a Japanese symbol and turned it into a cylinder shape. I took another cylinder and made a hole with that symbol. I then put the symbol into that hole. To make it fit on the lantern, I took a cylinder hole that was exactly the same shape as the lantern base and fit it through a cube, making a cylinder stencil. I made that stencil into a hole and put it over the cylinder graphic. The end result was a rounded version of the graphic.

Step 16: Done!

Finally done with this model.

Step 17: Graphic Design!

Now it’s time for the pictures. After exporting my model, I used another software to create the shadows and lighting. I took several pictures of my model, then ran it through a background remover to get rid of everything else. I then used google slides (I’m too poor for photoshop) to create my poster for my restaurant.

Thank you for taking the time to read my Instructable. I hope you enjoy my TinkerCad design. This was really fun to make! :)

You can check out the model here:

Tinkercad Student Design Contest

Fifth Prize in the
Tinkercad Student Design Contest