Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

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A step by step tutorial on the creation of a 80mm long, 50mm wide and 30mm high model of the Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna - Italy. This is the first step of the interdisciplinary project "The evolution of the religious buildings architecture" which combines science, history, geography, maths, STEAM education and Digital Literacy education. For more about the project read the teachers' notes.

Supplies:

  • A Tinkercad account.
  • A 3d printer (optionally)

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Step 1: Introduction

Watch the videos to see the completed model and a timelaple of the step by step tutorial which follows. The whole idea of a model creation is very simple.

  • Drag a shape into workpale
    • Arrange the properties and
    • put it in the right place

so as step by step to build the model

Step 2: Creation of the Narthex: Step 1

Drag a Box in the Workplane

Step 3: Creation of the Narthex: Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided and according to your research.

Step 4: Creation of the Narthex: Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided and according to your research.

Step 5: Creation of the Narthex: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Wedge into the Workplane

Step 6: Creation of the Narthex: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Turn the Wedge by 180 degrees

Step 7: Creation of the Narthex: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 8: Creation of the Narthex: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 9: Creation of the Narthex: Step 8 - Adding the Roof

Lift it at the height of the box (at 7.50 at this tutorial)

Step 10: Creation of the Narthex: Step 9 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 11: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 1

Drag one more Box into the Workplane

Step 12: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 13: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 14: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 4: Adding the Roof

Drag a Roof into workplane

Step 15: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 5: Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 16: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 6: Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 17: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 7: Adding the Roof

Lift it at the height of the Box(at 20.70 at this tutorial)

Step 18: Creating the Nave: Main Aisle - Step 8: Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 19: Connect the Created Parts: Step 1

Click on both parts namely the Narthex and the Main Aisle to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 20: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

Drag the Main Aisle to Narthex so as to "stick" on it!

Step 21: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 1

Drag a Box in the workplane

Step 22: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 23: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 24: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 4: Adding the Roof

Drag a Wedge into workplane

Step 25: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 5: Adding the Roof

Turn the Wedge by 90 or -90 degrees (if necessary)

Step 26: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 6: Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 27: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 7: Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 28: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 8: Adding the Roof

Lift it at the height of the Box(at 10.58 at this tutorial)

Step 29: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 9: Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes namely the Roof and the Box to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 30: Creating the Nave: Left Aisle - Step 10: Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes namely the Roof and the Box to choose them and group them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 31: Connect the Created Parts: Step 1

Click on both parts namely the Left Aisle and the Main Aisle to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 32: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

Drag the Left Aisle to the Main Aisle so as to "stick" on it!

Step 33: Creating the Nave: Right Aisle - Step 1

Click on the Left Aisle and duplicate it using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 34: Creating the Nave: Right Aisle - Step 2

Drag the shape outside of the main building and turn it by 180 degrees

Step 35: Connect the Created Parts

Click on both parts namely the Right Aisle and the Narthex to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image- if it's necessary do the same with the Main Aisle)

Step 36: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 1

Drag a Box into the Workplane

Step 37: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 38: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 39: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Roof into workplane

Step 40: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 41: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 42: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Lift it at the height of the Box(at 13.58 at this tutorial)

Step 43: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 8 - Adding the Roof

Click on both parts namely the Box and the Roof to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 44: Creatining the Part Next to Narthex: Step 9 - Adding the Roof

Click on both parts namely the Box and the Roof to choose them and group them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 45: Connect the Created Parts: Step 1

Click on both parts namely the Part next to Narthex and the Narthex to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 46: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

Drag the Part to "stick" it next to Narthex

Step 47: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 1

Turn the Workplane in the way to see the back side of the model and drag a Cylinder on it

Step 48: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 49: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 50: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Cone into Workplane

Step 51: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 52: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the heigth to match the scale you have decided.

Step 53: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Lift the Cone at the height of the Cylinder(at 13.58 at this tutorial)

Step 54: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 8 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Cone and the Cylinder) to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 55: Creating the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary: Step 9 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Cone and the Cylinder) to choose them and group them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 56: Connect the Created Parts: Step 1

Click on both shapes namely the Cylinder and the Main Aisle to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 57: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

Drag the Cylinder to the Main Aisle so as to "stick" on it and to be visible just the half of it (as it's demonstrate on the following step)

Step 58: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

This is how your model should looks like

Step 59: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 1

Drag a Box in the Workplane and adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 60: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 2

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 61: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 3 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Roof into Workplane

Step 62: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 63: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 64: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Lift the Roof at the height of the Box(at 2.50 at this tutorial)

Step 65: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Box) to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 66: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 8 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Drag a Cylinder into Workplane

Step 67: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 9 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 68: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 10 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 69: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 11 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Drag a Cone into Workplane and adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 70: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 11 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 71: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 12 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Lift the Roof at the height of the Cylinder(at 0.50 at this tutorial)

Step 72: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 13 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Cylinder) to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 73: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Right Aisle: Step 14 - Adding the Semicylinder Part of the Sanctuary

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Cylinder) to choose them and group them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 74: Connect the Created Parts: Step 1

Click on both shapes (the Small Chapel and the Cylinder) to choose them and align them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 75: Connect the Created Parts: Step 2

Drag the Cylinder to "stick" it on the Small Chapel so as only the half of it to be visible (the Small Chappel should looks like the one on the image)

Step 76: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Left Aisle: Step 1

Click on all shapes of the Small Chapel to select them and group them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 77: Creating the Small Chapel Behing the Left Aisle: Step 2

Duplicate the Small Chapel using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 78: Connect the Chapels With the Right & Left Aisles: Step 1

Drag the duplicated chapel aside and click on the 1st one and the Right Aisle to select them. Aling them using the relative tool (as it's demonstrate on the image). Do the same for the duplicated chapel and the Left Aisle

Step 79: Connect the Chapels With the Right & Left Aisles: Step 2

Drag the Chapels to "stick" them behind the Right and Left Aisle respectively(as it's demonstrate on the image)

Step 80: Connect the Chapels With the Right & Left Aisles: Step 2

The model should looks like the one on the image

Step 81: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 1

Drag a Box into Workplane

Step 82: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 83: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 84: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Roof into Workplane

Step 85: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Turn the Roof by 90 degrees

Step 86: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 87: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 88: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 8 - Adding the Roof

Lift the Roof at the height of the Box (at 2.50 at this tutorial)

Step 89: Creating the Connector Aisle Between the Nave and the Tower: Step 9 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Box) to choose them, align them and group them using the relative tools.

Step 90: Connect the Created Parts

Drag the Connector Aisle to "stick" it on the appropriate place of the Left Aisle.

Step 91: Creating the Tower: Step 1

Drag a Cylinder into Workplane.

Step 92: Creating the Tower: Step 2

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 93: Creating the Tower: Step 3

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 94: Creating the Tower: Step 4 - Adding the Roof

Drag a Cone into the Workplane

Step 95: Creating the Tower: Step 5 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the length and width to match the scale you have decided.

Step 96: Creating the Tower: Step 6 - Adding the Roof

Adjust the height to match the scale you have decided.

Step 97: Creating the Tower: Step 7 - Adding the Roof

Lift the Roof at the height of the Cylinder(at 32.00 at this tutorial)

Step 98: Creating the Tower: Step 8 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Cylinder) to choose them and align them using the relative tools (as it's demonstrate on the image).

Step 99: Creating the Tower: Step 9 - Adding the Roof

Click on both shapes (the Roof and the Cylinder) to choose them and group them using the relative tools (as it's demonstrate on the image).

Step 100: Creating the Tower: Step 10 - Adding the Roof

Drag the Tower to "stick" it on Connector Aisle.

Step 101: Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe

Your model is finished and should looks like the one on the images.

Step 102: Continuing ...

Complete your model by adding a floor, tiled roofs, doors, windows and stone walls.

Good Luck!!!

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    seamster

    7 weeks ago

    Impressive use of Tinkercad. Very well done! : )

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