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Tinkercad - Design & 3D Print A Keyring From Any Logo or Design

Ruan Lotter, VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

Tinkercad - Design & 3D Print A Keyring From Any Logo or Design

Ruan Lotter, VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

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13 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. 1: Introduction

      0:58
    • 2. 2: All About Logos

      2:40
    • 3. 3: Importing Your Logo Into Adobe Illustrator

      2:45
    • 4. 4: Tracing Your Logo Using Adobe Illustrator

      5:25
    • 5. 5: Export SVG From Adobe Illustrator

      2:52
    • 6. 6: Create Your First Tinkercad Project

      1:18
    • 7. 7: Importing SVG Vector Into Tinkercad

      5:36
    • 8. 8: Create Basic Keyring Shape

      6:21
    • 9. 9: Create Ring Geometry

      6:54
    • 10. 10: Export STL From Tinkercad For 3D Printing

      2:27
    • 11. 11: Slicing Your STL For 3D Printing

      2:23
    • 12. 12: Conclusion

      0:31
    • 13. 13: Bonus Lesson - Create Signature Keyring Using Tinkercad

      4:13
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Tinkercad - Design & 3D Print A Keyring From Any Logo or Design

In this exciting new course I will show you how to make a keyring or tag from any logo or design and then 3D print it on your 3D printer.

During this course we will make use of Adobe Illustrator for creating vector artwork!
You can download a free trial here: www.adobe.com/Illustrator‎
You can also use one of the following free alternatives to Illustrator:
Inkscape: https://inkscape.org
Gimp: https://www.gimp.org

The following topics will be discussed during this course:

1: Introduction
2: All about logos
3: Importing into Adobe Illustrator
4: Tracing your logo in Adobe Illustrator
5: Export vector logo as SVG
6: Create your first Tinkercad Project
7: Importing SVG files into Tinkercad
8: Create basic keyring shape
9: Create the ring geometry
10: Export STL file for 3D Printing
11: Slicing your STL
12: Conclusion
13: Bonus Lesson - Create a personalised signature keyring!

I really hope that this course will enable you to come up with and create amazing 3D designs using the easy and free application Tinkercad! Let me know if you have any questions and I will gladly answer them.

Please upload your class project deliverable as JPG or PNG to the Skillshare project gallery for review! You can find the details regarding the project under Class Project.

All the best and happy 3D designing!
Ruan Lotter

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Ruan Lotter

VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

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Ruan Lotter is a Filmmaker, Editor and VFX Artist from Cape Town, South Africa. He has directed and edited several short films, internet commercials and music videos over the last few years. In 2007 he started experimenting with Adobe After Effects, 3dsmax, Maya and PFTrack to name a few of the applications, and never looked back.

He currently works as a VFX Artist and Editor at Creative Drive, doing post-production on international commercials and video projects.

He also runs a YouTube channel called TunnelvizionTV where he teaches people interested in Filmmaking and VFX (visual effects), from around the world, the secrets to many Hollywood VFX techniques.

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1. 1: Introduction: Hey, and welcome to this tinker Cat course where I'm going to show you how to take any logo or any design and in turn that into a vector image. Import that into thinking card and then create a key chain from that. So some of the things we will look at during this course ease how to find a logo, how to trace that logo inside off, illustrator, to create a vector image that we will be in import into thinking bad and then going to show you how to create a little ring geometry inside of thinking get too attached to your logo to create a hearing. And then we're gonna show you how to export that key ring as a STL file for three D printing. And I'm going to show you how to import that into your slicing software and how to configure that to get a great three d print for your key chain. I really hope that you will find this course useful. I will see you in the first Listen 2. 2: All About Logos: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to look at your logo graphics and what type of logos you can use, and also just to get them in a place where they are ready to be imported into illustrator. So during this course, I'm gonna show you how to create three key chains from three different logos. So I've got the Twitter logo and then I also have the apple logo and then also the instagram logo. So as you can see, these are quite different. The Twitter logo is very basic. It's just one shape, one outline. And then if you look at the apple logo, this is a little bit more complex. We've got the two parts, we've got the apple, and then we've got the little leaf sets, two separate parts, and then we've got the instagram logo, which is a little bit different because it basically consists off three parts. So you've got the inner circle, and then you've got this intersection and in the outline. So the easiest way to go is if you want to download a logo, just go to Google and inlets just search something easy, like Twitter and logo. And then we're going to click on images to display all these logos. So when you're trying to find a logo, make sure that it's a clean logo, something like this, and also that the resolution is not too low. You don't want to go under 500 by 500 so this one is pretty good. 9 20 by 767 you can just click on it. Look at the logo, see if it's got clean lines. That's when it's just busy downloading still. So if we give it a second, you can see the outline is pretty shop, so you can literally, just right like Andi. Then you can click on Save Image as any can save your logo in a folder. So the same with the other two seeking Just search apple logo and you can find one that is pretty clean, like this one is a good one on din. The last one we're gonna look at is the Instagram logo. Same thing you. This one should be good enough. That's nice and clean, and the resolution is 9 50 by 5 34 Also, make sure that your logo's are either in PNG format or it can also be a J pick. Just make sure that it's nice and contrast e and that the lines are pretty shop, So save them in your folder. If you are creating a key chain from your own logo, save it from your designing apelike Photoshopped illustrated. Save it as a PNG or Ajay pig. So once you have your logos downloaded or in the correct format like P and G or J pig, you can move on to the next lesson. 3. 3: Importing Your Logo Into Adobe Illustrator: Hey, and welcome back. And in this Listen, I'm going to show you how to import your logos into illustrator. There is a very specific way to do this, so let me show you. So first of all, I'm using Illustrator 2020 but you can follow along in previous versions as well. So once you have illustrator open click on file and then new, we're gonna credit new document, then what I usually do Ease. I said my width and my height to 800 pixels signals typing 800 year by with and in the same 800 by height. And then you click on create. Now there's gonna open up a new document. So to import your graphic, you're gonna go to file, and then you're gonna click on place. Okay, this is gonna open up a browser window, and we're gonna browse to our first logo, which is our Twitter logo, and I'm gonna click on place, and then you're gonna click and drag, just click and drag. And that's basically going to set the size off the logo that you are importing and just release and you can see it's imported our to it. A logo, and then you can also move it around so you can click and drag. And you can also snapped this center point to the center of your page. You don't really have to, but I kind of like to to send to my logos, and then you can just click off the logo. And that is basically are you import your logo. So let's do it with our other logos as well. So I'm gonna go to file New and this one we're also going to say to 800 by 800 click on create. So we've got a second blank document, and then I'm gonna go to file, then click on place and they were gonna browse to our second logo, which is our apple logo, and then click on place and I'm going to drag it out like so. And then I'm gonna position it in the center. So I'm just gonna click and drag. I'm gonna snap it to this center point and then just click off the logo. There we go. Let's do the 3rd 1 So file new, same again with this 1 800 by 800. Click on create and then we're gonna click on file place, and then we're gonna select our third logo, which is the Instagram logo. Click on place, and I'm going to drag it out. I'm gonna position it dragged into the center so it snaps, click away and we have our instagram logo. So you'll see you at the top in Illustrated. We've got these three taps so you can click on them to view your three logos. So in this lesson, we basically just imported our logos into Illustrator. We're not gonna do anything with them yet, but in the next listen, I'm gonna show you how to trace them, and they're not to create a victor image from these logos. We'll see in the next lesson. 4. 4: Tracing Your Logo Using Adobe Illustrator: Hey, and welcome back in this. Listen, I'm gonna show you how to trace your logos in illustrator because we want to go from pixels to vector. And a very cool way that you can do that is by tracing them in Illustrator, and then we can export them as an victor object. So on our first tab, the Twitter logo that we import it, you just need to click on this logo once. And then we're gonna go to object and then image trace. And this is where you can click on make two to start the process or you on the right hand side. Under the properties panel, you'll see there is an image trace button as well. So you can either use this one. We can go to object and then image trace. So first of all, we're gonna just click on make and thats going, try and trace it for us, and it's gonna give us a preview. Now, this previous looking pretty good, you can see there's no funny lines or Weird's Quigley's or any noise on it. So it's actually looking pretty good, but if you want to refine it, you can go to the side panel under properties on Next to image trace preset. You'll see there's a little panel like a property spinal, and if you click on this, this will open up the Trace Sittings week and fine tune some of these tracing sittings now . Usually it should be pretty good if you're just using the default preset. But you can play around with these sittings anyways, so threshold is usually a good one to start with. So if you slide this away to the left, you can kind of see that our tracing image will change as I drag this around or if you go all the way to the right, it will just give you like a blank or a black image. And if you just dragged us down again, you can kind of see year by its mouth that it's kind of changing the way it looks. If we drag this slide around, usually somewhere the middle is good, and if you look at your image and it looks good, then you know it's fine. So for this one, it's perfect. I'm gonna close this image, trace properties, and then what we want to do is we want to click this expand button, and this is basically going to take our preview and then turn it into lines and Victor's. So I'm gonna click on expand, and that's basically done. And the next thing that you want to do is you want to remove this white background. We only want to keep the actual logo image. No background. So easy way to do this is if you look at your tools panel you on the left hand side, you'll see that you've got to errors. You put the 1st 1 which is your selection tool, and underneath that you've got another one, which is the direct selection tool. So I'm gonna click on the direct selection tool, and then I'm gonna click on the background this white background. Just click on it once and then on your keyboard. Press delete. So as you can see, that removed the background and it's just leaving the logo nice and clean, and that's exactly what we want. So let's do the same with our other two logos, So I'm gonna click on this second term, which is the apple logo, and then we're just gonna choose my normal selection. Two year on the left hand side again. Click on this image to selected and this time I'm going to use this patting you on the right inside image stress. So just click that once and then I'm going to select the default preset. Okay, so you can see it's looking pretty good. We can click on the properties again, and we can slide this around and see if we get any better results. But I'm pretty happy with with the results that we have you. So I'm gonna close this and then I'm gonna click on expand. Okay, so that changed it now into Curves and Victor Lyons. So I'm gonna remove the white background again. So on the left, inside, under the direct selection tool, we're gonna click that again. Click on the white background just once, and then press delete on your keyboard. So as you can see, our background is gone and we are left with these two parts, which will be our logo. So let's do the same with our instagram logo. So first of all, I'm going to click on my selection toe. Just click on the image to highlight it, and then I'm gonna kick on image Trace. Let's try default again. Now this one. You can see there's a bit of a problem here because it's got those radiant colors. It doesn't really pick up that this area should be part of our victor. So this time we will have to go into the image traits Properties, and we need to change some things here. So first of all, let's try and change the threshold. So I'm gonna just pull this down and see what happens. Now it's completely gone, so it's increased a little bit and you can see that it's starting to come back. I was gonna put it up all the way Until we have the whole logo like that, that's looking pretty good. So I'm gonna close this and then I'm gonna click on expand. So I'm going to zoom in slightly. So you on the bottom corner, I'm gonna change this to about 150% and now we want to remove the background. So I'm gonna click on my direct selection tool you on the left hand side. And first of all, let's pick on the white background press delete on the keyboard, and I can see, we've got these white sections inside the logo that we want to remove as well. So, first of all, we're gonna click on this white section, press delete on the keyboard, and then do the same with these two as well, so that you only left with your actual logo. And that's it for this. Listen, in the next lesson, I will show you out to export these as victor objects. 5. 5: Export SVG From Adobe Illustrator: Hey and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how to export these logos now from illustrator as a xvg victor file. So let's start with our Twitter logo. So first of all, what I always do ease, I just select my logo. You don't really have to do it, but I like to selected to know that I'm just gonna export that section. So with your logo highlighted, I'm gonna go to file and then we're gonna go to save as now, you want to change the format to S V G. Just a normal SPG, not the compressed SPG. So just select normal spg and then click on a folder that you want to save your SPG Victor image into click on Save and then it's gonna bring up the SPG options Now, very importantly, just one thing you need to note here is right at the top. You've got your SPG profiles and this should be on SPG 1.0 now 1.0 is compatible with Tinker card. The other ones might not be compatible. So always try and just said this to SPG 1.0, Then click on OK and that's going to save your victor into that folder. So let's go into that fold and have a quick look at that SPG file so you can preview this. I'm gonna make it was gonna press space ball and it's gonna open the SPG phone. You can see it's looking pretty good. This size is pretty good and everything is speaking looking nice. So let's do that with our second logo, the apple logo. So for this one again, we're gonna highlight both of these and I'm gonna go to file savers and I'm going to save it into my Victor Logos folder. Make sure you choose SPG as the format. Then click on save and then make sure this SPG profiles is said to 1.0 and then click on OK to export that. So let's go back to that folder and have a look at it so we can see we've got our apple s media peppery spice on it to preview it. It's looking nice and clean sizes. Okay, so you can close the preview. Okay, So for our third logo, I'm gonna go to the Instagram tab and I was going to click on this logo to select it. Go to file, save as and we're going to sit the format to SPG. Choose our folder. We want to savor to click on save, make sure the profile. ISI tu spg 1.0 and click on. OK, let's go preview it. You can see that's looking pretty good. That's a little bit small, but I think it should be fine. All right, so that's basically how you export your SPG files from illustrator. And in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to create your first think A cat project. See you in the next listen. 6. 6: Create Your First Tinkercad Project: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how to create your first Tinker cat project. So open a Web browser and go to tinker cat dot com. Okay, so this will take me into my profile because I've got an account already. But if you don't have an account, you can let me just log out here quick and show you what the page will look like if you're not logged in. So you will get to a page like this. I'm just gonna close this little thing at the top, and then you can just click on join now, and it's literally one. Understand? Free to join. You can create an account and logging. Or if you have an account already, you can just sign in with your count. So go it now and create a new account. And then you just sign in with your email address, all with Google. Okay, so this will take you into your account. And once you in the account, click on create new design and that's going to open a blank project for you now, right here at the top. It's gonna give it like a random weird name. So you can just click on that name and I'm gonna call this logo key rings and then press enter to save that. So now I've got a blank project and you've given your project a name. So in the next listen, I'm gonna show you how to import your vector logos into Tinker Cat. I'll see you there. 7. 7: Importing SVG Vector Into Tinkercad: Hey, and welcome back, Right? So in this list and I'm gonna show you how to import your vector images into Tinker Cat. So once you have your blank project set up in thinking ahead, I'm going to click on the import, but in your on the right hand side. So Nike Anglican choose a file, and it's gonna open up your browser and then I'm going to browse to our victor logos. Foldaway. We've exported these SPG files from Illustrator. So let's start with the Twitter logo, something selected. Click on choose. And then you can either use our board or just the art. I usually like to select art as you can see your. Then it's only gonna import that logo. If you do art board, it might actually import the background as well, and you don't want that. So let's do art. And then I'm gonna click on Import and just give it a second to Okay, I can see it imported something, but it's huge, so I'm going to zoom out year so you just use your mouse scroll wheel and zoom out, and then I'm going to click on this logo to select it and Now we want to scale it down because it's obviously very, very large at the moment. So I'm gonna holding shift on the keyboard and on one of these corners while holding shift in a drag to scale that down. Now, if you don't hold in shift, that's going to scale it and stretch it. So by holding in shift, you're gonna keep the dimensions or the aspect ratio of the same, and that's just gonna work much better. So skeleton on and he can click and drag to move it to the center off the script, and then you can also, while you have your logo selected, you can either press if on the keyboard, or you can use this icon you through the side with these four little corners. So if I click on that, you'll see that's gonna zoom in onto that logo so you can also use right click to rotate your camera around your object. And he can holding shift in, writing to pan around, and then you can use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out. Okay, so I'm going to scale this down, even mawr gonna holding shift and you can see these numbers on the side that's actually in millimeters. So we've got 93 113 currently. Now I want to scale it down. So it's pretty small. About four centimeters. You can see we've got 4.9 centimeters or 49 millimeters and 39 millimeters. I was gonna move it to the center again, and I think that size is pretty good. Maybe about 40 by 32 millimeters. That should be good. Okay, so with your logo selected, press if on the keyboard to focus in on that. And now we're going to set the thickness off our hearing. So this little square right in the center, you can use that to make it thicker or thinner. So when you dragged in this box up and down, you will see a number year, and that's a number in millimeters for the thickness off. Your hearing on an easy way to change it is literally just to click on this box and type in a number. So I'm gonna type in four press enter. And now we know that our hearing will be four millimeters in thickness. Okay, so that's looking pretty good. I'm gonna zoom out here and I'm gonna drag this off to the side because we're gonna work on that one later and now want to import my second logo? So I'm going to click on import again, Choose a file and now let's import the apple logo. You can choose and remember to sit this to art. You can see that it's only gonna import our apple logo clicking import. Give it a signal to you can see it important. Our logo. It's quite big, So I'm gonna click on it, hold and shift, and I'm going to scale it down. So it's around for 40 millimeters by five. Okay, let's drag it to the center. And then I'm gonna press if on the keyboard to zoom in onto that apple logo, and I'm going to scale it down a little bit more scolding and shift and when skated down to about four centimeters by 3.2 centimeters and then I want to set the thickness. So it's also for millimeters, so I'm going to click on this little square in the center, and then I'm gonna type in four. It's now logo is four millimeters in thickness and that is good. And I'm gonna move it off to the side as well. Okay, so we've got our Twitter logo and we've got our apple logo, so it's import our instagram logo. So I'm gonna click on import, choose a file instagram choose, and then I'm gonna sit this to art click on Import, give it a second or so. Okay. So they can see there's our instagram logo. Now, with this, when you can see it's actually different sections. They've got the middle section, then the section and in the outside section. So I'm going to show you guys what we're going to do with that a little bit later. So I'm going to scale it down to about 40 millimeters on either side. And then I'm gonna drag it to the center press if on the keyboard to focus in on that and then we're gonna sit thickness. So I'm going to click on the square in the centre, click on the box type in four, enter. And now we know our thickness is four millimeter. All right, so that's looking pretty good. I'm gonna move this one off to the side as well. And now we've got our three logos imported and we are ready to start creating our key chains. I will see you in the next lesson. 8. 8: Create Basic Keyring Shape: Hey, and welcome back in this list, and I'm gonna show you how to create your key ring cut out. So some of these logos are very simple, like our Twitter logo is just one piece. If I press if on the keyboard you can see that's only one part, there's no holes or no extra geometry that's kind of on its own. So the Twitter logo will be really easy. Teoh convert into a key ring. We're just gonna add a little ring to it, and that's gonna be it. So for this one, I'm gonna just move it off to the side again, and we basically have that one ready to go just to add a little ring to it. So let's start with the apple logo. So I'm gonna move there to the center press if on the keyboard to focus in on that and you can see this is two parts. So as I mentioned before, we've got the apple, and then we've got the little leave. Now we can't really just create a key ring from this, because if you add a curing your this, leave will actually print a separate object, and it's not gonna be attached to the apple, so that's a bit of a problem. So a very easy way to create a nice looking hearing from this. These two have the logo cut out from another piece of German treats. Let me show you how to do that. So on the right, inside we have all your shapes. I'm gonna drag in a normal cylinder, okay? And you compress if on the keyboard to focus in on that cylinder, and I'm gonna increase the site. As you can see, it's very Brockie at the moment. So on this panel, year to the right, inside, you've got sides. And that's kind of the city 20. So I'm gonna increase this all the way to 64. You can see it's a lot smoother now. Okay, Now, when a resize it so it's actually bigger than our apple Logan. Now, if you click on the apple logo and click on, we can point to one of these corners. You can see that the, um, the tallest part is 40 millimeters, and the bottom section or the width is 32 millimeters. So I'm gonna make sure this is bigger than that. I'm gonna hold in shift while I scale this cylinder, and I'm gonna be scared it up to about 50. Okay? Now we want also set the thickness, so I'm gonna just drag you down and we're gonna sit this to four as well. Okay, something like that. Now, we want to use the apple to cut out a shape from this cylinder. So really easy to do. First of all, we're going to click on our apple, and we're going to sit this to whole. So you've got two options. You can either say that there's a solid or as a whole which will in subtract from any other geometry. So I'm going to say this to whole and you'll see that it's gonna go kind of transparent. See through now we want to align these objects we want to send to this apple in the metal off this cylinder. So really easy to do that. Just drag box around both of these objects. You have both of them selected, and then you at the top you've got you align to its these two little rectangles so you can also use the keyboard shortcut. L So I'm gonna click on this line tool. And now it gives you these little black dots on. That's just the way to align it so really easy to center align. It is to click on this little center dot year at the bottom and then also on the side, and that's going to send to your logo inside that cylinder. All right, Now, next step is you need to group these two objects together so that you can subtract the apple logo from the cylinder. So again, just drag a box around both these objects and then you at the top. You've got your group icon, or you can also use the shortcut key Control G. So I'm gonna take on this. Okay, Now I can see that our apple is actually cut out from this cylinder and I'm happy with that . And I'm gonna move this off to the site. Now for the instagram key ring. I'm going to do something slightly different. So I'm gonna bring this into the center as well, and I'm gonna bring in a box dragging the box and the festival. Let's look at our instagram dimensions is going to focus in on that. And if I hover over one of these corners, we can see the dimensions. So it's 39 by 39 millimeters. That's good. So I'm gonna bring our box closer, it's gonna drag it closer and festival. Let's set the height to also for we're actually gonna make this a little bit less. But I'm gonna show you in a minute. And now we want to try and cover these open areas so we don't want to cover the whole logo , but we're gonna cover the inside this line and also this circle and also this small little cut out there. So I'm going to scale it up, and it's gonna drag it over this instagram logo. But I can see that these corners are sticking through the edges off the logo. So I want to scale it down even more. Maybe something like that says not going outside off our logo, maybe slightly less maybe scale it down a little bit more. Okay. No one is sent to them, so I'm gonna cilic both of them, and I'm gonna align them again. So we're gonna click on this Align to were at the top. I'm gonna click on the middle dot here on the side middle dot day. Now you can see that it's perfectly centered. And now I'm going to click on this raid box that we create it. And I'm just going to sit the thickness to about two, all right? And I look at it from the bottom. You can see our raid box, and it's not going outside of the ages of our logo. But now, if you look from the top, you can see that it is not the same height as the logo. And that's exactly what you want. We wanted slightly thinner just to keep everything together. So now we need to group them. So I'm going to drag a box around both of these objects, and I'm going to click on the group icon or use the shortcut control G. Okay, they can see now it's all one object and that will be three d printed just fine. And I'm gonna move that off to the side. All right, so we've got our three shapes and only thing missing now is to create a little ring that we can attach to them so that they can be key chains. I will see you in the next lesson. 9. 9: Create Ring Geometry: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how to create the little ring part that we're gonna add to all of these models to create key chains. So first of all, I'm going to drag in a cylinder just to the center off our workspace, And I'm gonna press if on the keyboard to zoom in on that cylinder. So first I want to make it a bit smoother, so I'm gonna increase the sides against I'm just gonna drag sites all the way to 64 and they don't want to make it a bit smaller, So I'm gonna resize it balding and shift and clicking on one of these boxes and was gonna drag it smaller. So I want to make this five millimeter. You can also just click on these boxes and type in five and then press tab on the keyboard . Typing five there is. Well, then press enter. That's gonna resize it to exactly 55 And they don't want to sit the height off these to be force. I'm going to click on this center, assuming there. So I'm gonna click on this little center square and then where it's five. I'm gonna type in four to make it the same height as our key chains. And now I want to create a little hole in the center where you can actually hook something through. So you can either now drag in a new cylinder, resize it, make it a whole and in center it. Or you can just duplicate this model and then change this size. So really easy way to duplicate something in thinking. Cat used to select it and then on your keyboard, hold in the off key, and then while you're holding in the old key, just click and drag, and now you've got to off the same objects you can release old, and you've just duplicated that cylinder. So on the second cylinder, I'm gonna click on it once, and then we'll click on one of these corner little squares, and I'm going to sit the dimensions to two and impressed Tab on the keyboard and sit that wanted to as well press enter. And now we've got something that will become the little hole in the center off this cylinder. So with a smaller cylinder selected, I'm gonna click on hole and then also make sure that your height off this all seven days also four that's perfect, say, might is this one and I want to align them so that this whole is perfectly in the center of this one. So select both of them, just drag a box around them and then click on the line icon at the top, and then we're gonna align it center center, just like that, and I we want to group them. So it's actually cutting a hole through the biggest cylinder. So I'm gonna select them both and then we're going to click on the group icon all again use the shortcut control G. Okay, as you can see, the ease, our little key chain whole. And now we can bring in our first key chain that we're gonna attitude before we do that. I want to duplicate this key chain because we obviously going to use this same little ring for all off these key chains. So let's zoom in here again. And then by holding in Ault, he just dragged us off to the side while still holding old just dragged off to the side. And now we've got three off these little connectors. So I'm gonna zoom out again. We can press on this little house icon or home view icon on the left hand side and that will just take you to a nice view. We can see everything. So I'm going to drag these two off to the side because we're not gonna use them right now. And we're gonna bring in our Twitter logo. And with that selected, we could actually select both of these and then press if on the keyboard said zooms into that. So now we want a position, this little key chain ring somewhere to this Twitter logo. Now I find it easier if we look from the top down. So click on this little cube, just click on top, and that will take you to a perfect top view. And then I also want to sit this to Ortho graphic view. Currently, this is in perspective so you can see the sides, and it's a perspective. You. So if you click on this icon in this list right at the bottom, it says, switch to flatter view. Ortho graphic. Just click on that and you can see now we've got a flat view so I'm gonna zoom in a little bit more, and then I'm gonna pick and drag on this ring, and you can see it's currently snapping to our grid. And sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes it's not a good thing. So currently, a contrary position it exactly where I want to. So I'm going to switch off this snapping for now to do that right at the bottom where it says snap grid. It's currently on one millimeter. And to switch it off this click on this and then click on off. Okay, so now I can zoom in your even more. I'm going to select this little ring press if on the keyboard to zoom in. And it was gonna position this beaded zoom out slightly. I was gonna position this may be to be some way around there. Okay, Now we can go back to our home view. Let's zoom in on these two, and then I want to group them together. So I'm gonna slick both of them, and then we're gonna click on the group icon. Okay, so now I can see that the ring part is now part of this geometry or part of this logo. So this one is ready to be printed. Really? So I was gonna zoom out, and I'm going to drag this off to the side and let's bring in our 2nd 1 the apple logo. So I'm gonna bring that in, and then I'm also gonna bring in one of my key ring our little circles, and I'm going to select both of these press if on the keyboard to focus in, and then we're gonna go back to the top view, Okay? Like that. And I'm gonna zoom in your butt and let's say we want to sit this some way on the side. Maybe there. I'm going to select both of them, and I'm gonna group them. Okay, You can see we've got our little ring. That's part of this geometry now, So this one's ready to be printed, so I'm going to zoom out, and I'm gonna move it off to the side and lastly, our instagram key chain. So I'm gonna bring that in, and I'm gonna bring my little circle thing closer. Gonna select them both. Chris, if on the keyboard to zoom in, go back to the top view and and I was gonna move this closer. Maybe we want to sit this one year on the corner, maybe like that, Select both of them. Pick on group. Okay? And I can see this one is also ready to be printed. So I'm going to zoom out again and I can move all of these. Maybe just into our grid. We're gonna place this one year, close this one in center and place this one at the top. So in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to export these asses. STL files. So you can three d print them. I'll see in the next listen. 10. 10: Export STL From Tinkercad For 3D Printing: Hey, and welcome back on in this. Listen, I'm gonna show you how to export your key rings as STL files on with STL file. You can take that into your three D printing software and reprinted so very, very simple to do using. Think a cat, you literally just select your geometry or your key chain that you want to export. So let's start with the Twitter logo and then you're on the right inside, I'm gonna click on Export, and then you can either choose everything in the design or the selected shape. Make sure this is said to selected shape, and then it gives you these options thes three options that you can export it as and we're gonna export STL. Because that's currently the kind of default or the standard file format for three D printing. So just make sure that you click on STL and it's gonna prepare your model. And now it's going to bring up a browser and you can tell it where to export to something created exports folder. So let's just give it a name. I'm gonna call it just a twitter you can save and thats done. So let's do the same with our apple key chain. So I'm gonna click and select the Apple Key chain, and then we're going to click on Export you on the side. So make sure this is on the selected shape and then click on S t O. And it's gonna bring up the baraza for us. And I'm gonna call this one apple, okay? Save. And it's do the same with the instagram. What? So I'm gonna click and highlight the Instagram key chain. Click on export. Make sure this is set to the Civic that shape on. We're gonna choose STL again. Good. I'm going to give this one a name as well. All right, we've exported all three of them. If I go to my finder now or my explorer, I can see these STL files on with them selected if you using our extras, press space to view them. And now I can view them in a three d viewer so you can spend them around. You can see there's our little all far were key chain. Let's look at Instagram one that's looking pretty cool. And it's look at the twitter one that's also looking pretty cool. All right. So in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to import these into your slicer and hard to three d print them. I'll see in the next lesson. 11. 11: Slicing Your STL For 3D Printing: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how to slice your key chain on. Send it to your three d printer. So as you can see, I'm using ah Prue jher slicer. But you can use cure or any other slicer that you are familiar with all that you're comfortable using on. Then basically, all you need to do is you drag in your STL file into your slicing software. I'm gonna just dragging the Twitter key chain. And then I'm going to use the default slicing settings Mind City 0.15 quality or a resolution and amusing Normal P l. A. And I've got my printer selected and in the inforty said to 15. So my relates up this to about 30 to make it a little bit more solid, and then I'm gonna slice it. Okay, there you go. You can see it's giving us a nice preview, and I can just drag this to view the inside or the info off this key ring speaking pretty good. And now I can export it and send it to your three printers. He can just click on export your G code and it can save it to your exports folder, and you can see this one will only take 21 minutes. So it's a nice quick print going to save. And let's do that with the other two as well. So I'm gonna import my 2nd 1 which is the apple logo just dragged in on. You can see these are apple curing. Use the default settings again, Click on slice. Andi can preview it. That's looking pretty good. You can export and this one will take a little bit longer. 30 minutes, which is still quite quick. And I'm going to leave this one, and I'm going to drag in the 3rd 1 which is our instagram hearing dragging can see that we have our instagram key chain or hearing, and then I'm going to click on Slice now, and that is looking pretty good as well, so you can see it's going to start printing a solid piece on. Then it's just gonna kind of extrude the details like that. Okay, I'm going to save this one as well. Export. Savor this one will take about 34 minutes. Still quick save and yeah, that's basically are easy. These two. Just slice and using your slicing software, and then you can send it to your three D printer and have a new key chain ready in about often our also in the next lesson. 12. 12: Conclusion: So we've come to the end off this dingy cat course where I showed you how to take any logo and convert that into a hearing for three D printing. I really hope that you enjoy this course and please let me know if you have any questions. I will try my best to answer all of them. Please take some time to share this course with your friends and family as that will help me to create more causes like this for you in the future. Thanks for watching. I really appreciate it. And I will see you in the next course. Take a bite. 13. 13: Bonus Lesson - Create Signature Keyring Using Tinkercad: Hey, and welcome back to this bonus. Listen. And in this bonus, listen, I'm gonna show you how to create a signature key chain for yourself. Very personal kind are key chain, so I'm gonna move these off to the side, like so. And I'm gonna change this back to perspective. You. So this icon, right at the bottom on the left hand side, just click that to change it back to perspective, You. Sometimes it's nicer to view this in perspective. All right, so on the right inside we've got all your primitive objects is one called scribble. So if I click on scribble, just drag that into the view port That's going to take you in a view like this and this basically weak and draw stuff. You can literally just click and drag with your mouth and you can draw stuff, so I'm gonna undo that. And it's always nice to have a stylist or a pin to draw some some interesting shapes. But you can use your mouse as well, so I'm gonna create a key chain off my signature. So we're gonna do a signature like that and then make sure that all the parts are kind of connected. So you don't want something that's just kind of off to the side like that Because that's gonna print as a separate objects. I'm gonna undo that, and I'm just gonna cannot create them. So it's kind of connected, like that case you can see all the parts are connected. That's my signature. And I'm gonna click on Done yet the bottom. And now we've got our signature. So I'm going to sit the height to Fouras. Well, someone click. They said it to four. Okay, Something like that. And no one to go and grab one of these little, um, these connectors that we credits I'm going to zoom into, Let's say our Twitter key chain and I want a new group it so I can duplicate that little ring again. So I'm going to click on the Twitter key chain, and I'm gonna ungroomed pit so you can either use the shortcut control shift, G, or you can just click this icon your toe on group it. Now it's going to separate these two parts again. So I'm going to select this little ring that we created, and I want to duplicate it, so I'm gonna zoom in there, Not that far. And I'm gonna hold in Alton on the keyboard and then just drag it away to duplicate it like that. And now we want a group, this one to our Twitter key train against was gonna select both of these click on group like that. And now we've got this extra ordering that we can add to our signature. So it's gonna click on home to zoom out, maybe just zoom out slightly, drag it closer like that. I was gonna pan over, Okay, I'm gonna drag it over to my signature, and I'm gonna go into the top of you again, and I'm gonna click on the Ortho graphic or flat view. I'm going to select both of these and Chris, if from the keyboard to zoom in And maybe let's zoom in a little bit more an hour, can position this ring where one of places. So I'm gonna place it right at the top. Something like that. And I'm going to select both my signature and the little ring, and I'm gonna group them. Okay, You can see it's grouped. I'm gonna change back to perspective and a knife I just wrote that around that. You can see we've got a nice little key Ring off your signature on bacon. Send that off to the printers world. So I'm gonna click on this. Go to export selected shape. It's the old, and it's gonna ask me Wait on, save it. And I'm just going to call it signature. Okay, let's take that into our slicing software and see how it looks like. So I'm just gonna drag in our signature STL file into pressure slicer can see it's looking pretty cool. And I'm gonna keep on slice now. Okay, I can preview it. Okay, That's looking pretty cool. And now I can export your G code, and you can see this one. Or printing only 24 minutes. Nice and quick. And yeah, Nice little personalized hearing. Thanks for watching