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After watching some YouTube videos about cookie cutters I asked the boy what shape he wanted for cookies and he immediately said “Batman.”
I imported the shape into tinkercad and followed the directions and it did not line up. I could not get the shapes in tinkercad alone to be equal around the perimeter of the logo because of it’s odd shape. I’m telling myself, there has to be a better way to do this other than shrinking the shapes down to create negative space. That is when I had an epiphany.
The answer is Photoshop. There is a great video on YouTube here that explains how to import vector images into tinkercad. To break it down very quickly you need your black and white vector image. Then you have to convert it to a SVG file here, then you can import your SVG file into tinkercad as a 3 dimensional image.
I created two files as jpg that I converted to svg. One was the solid batman logo. The other file is the outline of the batman logo. To get this outline I hold “ctrl” and click on the batman logo layer. This selects the outside of this layer. If it wont let you do this, it is because your solid black object is not on its own layer, meaning its part of the background. The simplest way to fix this is to delete the background by using the magic wand tool, or in otherwords get rid of all your white. I then create a new layer, right mouse click and select “stroke”. I set it to 10px. Its important to remember to change the location preference to “outside” otherwise when you create your “hole” in tinkercad, you will lose some of its thickness making it too weak. I hide/delete the solid batman layer to check the thickness of the line before saving for convert/import.
In tinkercad, the solid imported svg file will become the hole for the base. The outline, I set to 25mm tall to become the cutter, and I put these on an oval base for support, making sure the hole goes through the center of the oval. Its important to remember to give yourself places to push the dough back out with your fingers without breaking apart the cookie.