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3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad: Create and Print Your Own 3D Modelsby James Floyd Kelly
Synopses & Reviews
Tinkercad is the perfect software solution for millions of people who want to start experimenting with today's exciting new 3D modeling and printing technologies: Makers, DIYers, and hobbyists of all ages. It's friendly, it's web-based, and it's free. You don't even need a 3D printer to get started. There's only one problem: Tinkercad's documentation. It's sparse — and often, it's way too technical for most newcomers.
That's where 3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad: Create and Print Your Own 3D Models comes in. Packed with bright, full-color photos, it brings 3D projects to life — and it explains everything you need to know in plain, simple English.
Author James F. Kelly is one of the world's leading experts in demystifying cutting-edge technology: he's already done it for everything from 3D printing hardware to robotics. Here, he starts slow, assuming absolutely no knowledge, and teaching through real-world examples to make sure you understand everything completely before you move on.
Step by step, you'll practice through hands-on activities that build your comfort with Tinkercad as you gradually master all the techniques you'll need. Kelly even offers projects specifically designed for parents and children to work on together.
As you build confidence, you'll gradually move towards more advanced projects which show off Tinkercad's full power. Along the way, you'll master standard CAD terminology, walk through building several models, and learn how to export them to a 3D printer or an online 3D printing service. Kelly concludes by introducing software alternatives you might want to explore now that you're an experienced 3D modeler.
The First Complete Guide to Tinkercad: 3D Modeling That’s Powerful, Friendly, & Free!
Want to master 3D modeling and printing? Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It’s friendly, web-based, and free. Even better, you don’t have to rely on Tinkercad’s technical documentation to use it. This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!
No 3D or CAD experience? No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities.
You’ll learn all the concepts and techniques you need...build your skills, comfort, and confidence...and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad’s full power. Learning 3D with your kids? You’ll even find projects you can work on together!
About the Author
James Floyd Kelly is a writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has degrees in industrial engineering and English and has written technology books on a number of subjects, including CNC machines, 3D printing, open software, LEGO robotics, and electronics.
Table of Contents
1. 3D Modeling Is Cool
2. 3D Modeling Terminology
3. Say Hello to Tinkercad
4. Learn Some Trick
5. Give Me More Tricks
6. Show Me Something to Make
7. Show Me Something Else to Make
8. What Can I Do With My Object?
9. Where Can I Find Existing Models?
10. Show Me Something More Advanced
11. I Want My Object Printed
12. Give Me More Information!
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