There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Christopher Fet’s designs of trains and train tracks is impressive. But, Christopher Fet provides a great example of giving created to other designers when he uses pieces of their designs in his work. According to his profile, he only been using Tinkercad since July 2020. You can see Christopher Fet’s other designs on Tinkercad.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Ella Zhong’s designs are awesome. The designs shows that she is not only creative in creating the designs, but writing the story behind the design. Ella Zhong profile states:
Ｈｉ ｔｈｅｒｅ, and welcome to my profile! I’m a fifth grader, and I like reading books, messing with designs and also science. All my designs are made by me, no copies! (Unless I’m in a contest.)
If you look closely, every design has my hibiscus-based flower badge hidden in it! If you find it, tell me in the comments the approximate location, so others can find it too. For example: “The flower is hidden in a tapestry in your house.”
You can see all of Ella Zhong’s designs on Tinkercad.
The next building I designed for my Railroad Town and the Saloon. I now had the Train Station were people disembark, these people needed some place to relax. I decided to design some of the interior of the Saloon. It needed tables and chairs, a bar, and a player piano.
The horse was export as a STL and imported into this design. I changed it color to black.
The Player Piano has all 88 keys.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. The first designer in CatDreamer. They have been using Tinkercad since July 2020. Link: User CatDreamer | Tinkercad
Below are some of their designs:
The next building I designed in my Railroad Town was the Livery. My thought were: I had the Train, the train dropped passengers for at the Train Station I designed. If the passengers wanted to travel or set up a farm, they would need some place to rent or purchase horses and wagons. So the Livery was created. But, it needed a horse, a wagon, and the building.
Yes, I made the horse a lot bigger than it needed. This helped with the details when I scaled it down. The joints are their in case I want to pose the horse in future designs. Link to view the horse in 3d: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/jTh69Npb1Eu
The horses were imported into this design as STL files. This allowed the design to load faster. Link to the wagon in 3D: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/1aXkcSkeSV0
The water troughs and hay was taken from other designs. Yes, the wagon was designed for the canopy on the wagon to be removed. Link to the Liver in 3d: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/lGqOUWemGMK
In 2016, I created a Train in Tinkercad. One of the train cars was a Livestock Car. My thoughts were: I now had a Railroad Station to drop off the passengers, therefore I needed a place to drop of the cows. The cow was created when as part of the livestock car. Here is the Cattle Depot I created. Link to 3d view: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6m2hyWDzL7z.
The cow is one of my most popular designs. If you are wondering how I came up with the name for the Town, well the train is called “Midnight Express”.
In 2016, I created a 3d design of a Train in Tinkercad. It came complete with the train engine, coal car, passenger car, cattle car, caboose and cows. Blog post: 3d Print – Train Engine | Sarah Cath’s Adventures. Since I was prevented in 2020 from having too many adventure outside, I started creating a Railroad Town for my train.
My train of thought was, if I have a train I need a Railroad Station. So I created a Railroad Station. Link to see 3D view: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/3iGbkrv0K2U
During 2020, I have spent a lot of time in Tinkercad designing 3D buildings and other items to go with the buildings. Here is probably my final design for 2020, my version of Santa’s Workshop. I created the flooring first, then the decorating inside the building. Afterwards, I created the walls, windows, doors and finally the outside décor.
Yes, I made the elves, stockings, and presents too. You can view the 3D design on Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/hH70mNuXMGZ
In 2020, I haven’t painted much, nor have I drawn much. Most of my time being creative was spent in Tinkercad. I used Tinkercad to create a replicate of the Houmas House. I have created many building for my Railroad Town. Other designers are asking “How?” or “Teach me!” Since it is Christmas Time, I decided to provide instructions on how I created a Christmas Tree using Tinkercad. The instructions on instructable: https://www.instructables.com/Designing-a-Christmas-Tree-With-Tinkercad/. Or you can watch the video:
Yes, I also created an angel to go on top of the tree.
You need to watch to video to see how I created the Angel.
Here it is! This is what I have been working on since May 14.
I selected the Houmas House in Louisiana because it is one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas in Louisiana, and because I had a bunch of pictures.
I worked on it about 20 minutes per day. On July 3, disaster happened. For some reason the image was locked. I could not make any changes. This event was very discouraging until I decided to see if I could “duplicate” the design in the program. Success, I now had a copy of the original that I continued to develop. I also decided to create parts of the design in other files and import them into the design so it would load faster.
I designed it so it could be 3D printed; each floor, the post and steps, the railing, the original building in the back. One day soon, I may try to print it. The stairs will not print, not enough support structure. Everything in the design, is no smaller that .4 mm.
This is the view from the front door. I decided to make the windows panes transparent so the inside of the house could be viewed through the windows.
The house is not exacted. I did not have pictures of some of the areas of the house.
This is the design in Tinkercad. It will take a while to load because there are numerous parts. Houmas House
Here are a couple picture of the Houmas House.