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How to 3D design a Cozy Workplace in SelfCAD

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3D Designing a Cozy Workspace: A Step by Step Guide

3D designing is a new technique that can be used to create a variety of objects. There are several 3D modeling software available, but in this article, we’re going to use SelfCAD because it’s easy to use and powerful. This article will help you to understand various tools of SelfCAD like the Basic 3D shapes, Scale tool, Torus extrusion, and many others.

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The Cozy Workplace involves the use of various tools, ranging from Cube to Torus and Icosahedron. From creating an open room to creating small objects with different shapes. This guide will help you to learn new shapes, how to arrange them, and make them look more elegant. Also, in this tutorial, we will be coloring every object. 

Step 1: Create Object

We will start with creating new objects. First, we will activate the Cube. Select the Cube from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+C). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set width to 200, height to 200, and depth to 200. Finalize the Cube. 

 

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Step 2: Face Selection

Activate the Face selection. Click on Face Selection or use a shortcut (Ctrl+1). 

 

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Next, we will select the Front 3 Faces of the Cube that we just created. This is to create a room on the front side, so we can add other objects and make them 3D. 

Click on the face to select it.

 

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Now click on Delete or use a shortcut (Del). Next, go to Modify Category on the toolbar and select Add Thickness Tool or use the shortcut (M+A). Set the Thickness to 5. Finalize the Thickness. 

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So we added Thickness to the walls. 

Step 3: Color

So firstly, we will change the color of the room and then add other objects. 

Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

 

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Here, type in #c0d5b as value into color picker Input. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

Next, select the Floor Face. 

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Now let's color the Floor. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. Here, type in #7f6241 as value into color picker Input. Click the OK button to confirm the color. Click on the previously selected region to deselect it. 

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Step 4: Create Object

Next, we will be creating new objects. First, we will activate the Sphere. Select the Cube from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+S). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Radius to 35, Horizontal segment to 66, Vertical Segment to 37, Position X to 29, Position Y to 31, add Position Z to -30.  Finalize the Sphere. 

 

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Step 5: Activate Scale

Click on Scale Tool from the Toolbar or use a shortcut (S). Set the Parameter as follows: set y to 80, and keep others as they are. Close the Transformation Panel. 

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So we just made the Oval shape Sphere with the help of Scale. 

Step 6: Create Object

Next, we will be creating new objects. First, we will activate the Sphere. Select the Cube from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+S). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Radius to 30, Position X to 30, and Position Y to 41. Finalize the Sphere. 

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Step 7: Activate Object Selection

Click on the region of the Selection cube, or use the shortcut (Ctrl+0) to turn off the region. Now click on mesh_8 to select it, and mesh_12 is already selected. Next, activate the Stitch & Scoop tool from the Toolbar or use the shortcut (B). Select Difference from the tool panel or use the shortcut (B+D). Next, Select mesh_12 in Object to Subtract.

 

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Finalize the Difference. 

 

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Step 8: Activate Torus

Select the Torus from the 3D shape category or use the shortcut (P+T). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Ring Radius to 38, Tube Radius to 2, Arc to 116, Position X to 54, Position Y to 9, Position Z to -32, Rotation X to 90, and Position Y to 70. Finalize the Torus.

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 Step 9: Activate Cylinder

From the 3D Shape Category, select the Cylinder or use the shortcut (P+Y). Set the Parameters as follows: Top Radius to 1, Bottom Radius to 4, Height to 21, Position X to 31, Position Y to 104, and Position Z to -31. Finalize the Cylinder. 

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Step 10: Activate Torus

Select the Torus from the Basic 3D shapes category, or use a shortcut (P+T). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Ring Radius to 31, Tube Radius to 4, Position X to 22, Position Y to -4, and Position Z to -31. Finalize the Torus.

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Step 11: Activate Icosahedron

Select the Icosahedron from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+I). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Radius to 4, Segment to 1, Position X to 31, Position Y to 120, and Position Z to -32. Finalize the Icosahedron.

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Step 12: Finalize the Union

Click on mesh_24, mesh_20, mesh_16  to select them. Next, activate the Stitch & Scoop from the Toolbar or use the shortcut (B). Select Union from the tool panel or use shortcut (B+U). Finalize the Union. 

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Step 13: Activate Torus

Select the Torus from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+T). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Ring Radius to 85, Tube Radius to 2, Arc to 115, Position X to -28, Rotation X to 90, and Rotation Y to -134. Finalize the Torus.

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 Step 14: Activate Cylinder

From the 3D Shape Category, select the Cylinder or use the shortcut (P+Y). Set the Parameters as follows: Top Radius to 2, Bottom Radius to 10, Height to 22, Position X to 3, Position Y to 120, and Rotation Z to 13. Finalize the Cylinder. 

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Step 15: Activate Object Selection

Now click on mesh_32 to select it. Next, activate the Stitch & Scoop tool from the Toolbar or use the shortcut (B). Select Difference from the tool panel or use the shortcut (B+D). Next, Select mesh_32 in Object to Subtract, and keep the subtracted object to true. Finalize the Difference. 

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Step 16: Activate Cylinder

From the 3D Shape Category, select the Cylinder or use the shortcut (P+Y). Set the Parameters as follows: Top Radius to 7, Bottom Radius to 26, Height to 13, and Position X to -38. Finalize the Cylinder. 

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Step 17: Activate Cylinder

From the 3D Shape Category, select the Cylinder or use the shortcut (P+Y). Set the Parameters as follows: Top Radius to 17, Bottom Radius to 8, Height to 28, Position X to -75, and Position Z to 69. Finalize the Cylinder. 

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Step 18: Activate Torus

Select the Torus from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+T). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Ring Radius to 34, Tube Radius to 1, Arc to 95, Position X to -70, Position Y to 20, Position Z to 67, Rotation X to 90, and Rotation Y to -147. Finalize the Torus.

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Step 19: Activate Sphere

Next, we will be creating new objects. First, we will activate the Sphere. Select the Cube from the 3D shape category or use a shortcut (P+S). 

Add the parameters according to requirement. Set Radius to 4, Position X to -59, Position Y to 64, and Position Z to 67.  Finalize the Sphere. 

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Step 20: Color

So now we will change the color of the objects that we have created.

Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on Red Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

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Click on mesh_48 to select it, and on mesh_52 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on Green Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

Here we are selecting the object that we need to color and then deselect the object stepwise. 

Click on mesh_44 to select it, and on mesh_48 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on White Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

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Step 21: Activate Polygon

Click to activate the Polygon Selection or use the shortcut (Ctrl+4). This is to fill the Pot with a plant. So click on the top region of the Pot. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on Black Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

Deselect the Previously selected region or click on Grid. 

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Step 22: Activate Object Selection and Color the objects

Now click on the top Face of Cube, or use the shortcut (Ctrl+0) to turn off the region selection.

Click on union_1, mesh_32 to select it, and mesh_44 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on Black Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

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Click on differnce_1 to select it and union_1, mesh_32 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Here, type in #f8efef as value into color picker Input. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

Click on difference_2 to select it, and differnce_1 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on Yellow Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

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Click on mesh_40 to select it, and difference_2 to deselect it. Click on Color Picker. Choose the color from the window, or choose a custom color. 

Click on White Color. Click the OK button to confirm the color. 

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Conclusion:

Creating the Cozy workplace involved various tools and objects. Also, we colored the different parts, which was the most fun. After you have finished with the design process, you can choose to print if you own a 3D printer, or you can outsource it. Your design is not printable as it is. You need to convert it to a format that can be understood by a 3D printer. To do this, you can select the 3D Print tool, which will direct you to the slicer, which you can use to generate the G-Code that contains the instructions on how the design will be printed.


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