View It!

Intro: View It!

While creating designs it helps to see your shapes from all sides.

The ViewCube (located at the top left of Tinkercad) will help you looking around.

Let's learn how you can change your view.

Instructions

  1. Just left-click and drag anywhere on the ViewCube and see how it changes the point of view.

  2. Try clicking different areas of the ViewCube to rotate the design to match.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 1: Learn to Zoom

From time to time, it helps to take a closer look at your design.

Practice zooming in and out.

Instructions

  1. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, use it for zooming in and out.
  2. If you use a touchpad, you will zoom using the gesture that you normally use in other apps when wanting to zoom.
  3. Continue to next step.

Step 2: Let's Look Around Faster...

You have seen how to rotate using the ViewCube.

This time let's try by only using your mouse or touchpad.

Instructions

  1. Press and hold the right mouse button while moving your mouse to practice rotating your view of the design.
  2. If you want to use your touchpad, you can either press Ctrl and left click while you drag, or simply right click and drag if you have your touchpad set up for accepting right clicks.
  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Good Work!

Got the hang of it? Great!

Let's keep going!

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