3D modeling a kitchen cabinet, Part 1 | Shapr3D step-by-step

3D modeling a kitchen cabinet, Part 1 | Shapr3D step-by-step

Featuring a kitchen cabinet, today’s step-by-step 3D modeling video is the first of a 2-part tutorial series about interior design. In Part 1, Wayne State Industrial Design Professor Claas Kuhnen creates a master cabinet. As usual, the process starts with setting up the basic sketches, after which smart direct modeling will get you to the details. Use the Mirror, Align, and Translate tools to create variations by repositioning and rescaling parts.

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.shapr file: https://bit.ly/3AbkGL7


0:00 Intro
Sketching Frame
0:16 Scene set up
0:30 Basic Sketch Layout
0:52 Sketch Symmetry (Tip)
2:02 Side Wall Detail
3:30 Backwall Detail
Modeling Frame
5:12 Side Wall
5:48 Back Wall
6:02 Mirroring Tool trick for missing halves
6:25 Boolean Union Back Wall halves
6:32 Toe kick cover
8:12 Bottom shelve
8:43 Positioning with Translate tool (Tip)
8:55 Scale with Translate tool (Tip)
10:15 Support structure
11:04 Position with Align tool (Tip)
11:29 Second shelve
12:15 Sketch Layout
12:30 Construction Plane tip
14:30 Frame edge projection into sketch for height references
16:00 Extruding drawer face and door
16:30 Shrink door sides with Offset Face Tool (Tip)
20:15 Drawer Group
20:55 Adding a bottom body to the group
21:12 Position bottom with Align tool (Tip)
21:50 Developing sides and back from the body copies
25:40 Adjusting the bottom body
26:50 Modeling slots for the bottom body to sit in
Handle Hardware
30:33 Sketch Layout
31:43 Revolve model body elements
32:00 Adjust type diameter
32:12 Finish model with boolean union and fillet edges
32:38 Positioning on the door with Align Tool (Power Tip)
34:10 Positioning on the drawer front with Align Tool (Power Tip)
35:44 Renaming groups and bodies in a logical manner


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  1. Sheldozer on November 9, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Very nice.

  2. Judge Mathis WLNY 10 on November 9, 2022 at 5:42 am


  3. Judge Mathis WLNY 10 on November 9, 2022 at 5:46 am


  4. Swarnamay Goswami on November 9, 2022 at 5:47 am

    This app is game changer. And this video is very useful. Thanks a lot team Shapr3D.

  5. Swarup Nayak on November 9, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Any way to have cut list.

  6. Javier Rodriguez on November 9, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Super Video. Vielen Dank! Ich habe viel gelernt. Freue mich sehr auf Teil 2 ☺️

  7. Aviation & Strong Motor Shooter on November 9, 2022 at 5:55 am
  8. Karolis Skanas on November 9, 2022 at 5:56 am

    As I’m a complete newbie to shapr3D for me it’s way to quick, it’s hard to follow what he actually do or what tools he’s using. Maybe I should start with other videos…

  9. LRS KWTKWSK on November 9, 2022 at 5:56 am

    For me the tutorial was over at 1:40 min when my line didn’t mirror or even could be extended. Sad that you don’t show how to enable this function. Not very beginner friendly for such a simple construction.

  10. Ammon Casey on November 9, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Is it easier to work with millimeters even if the lumber I’m working with is in inches? Or should I keep the Shapr3D units the same as the lumber (e.g. 3/4” and 1/2” plywood)?

  11. Ibn Muhammad on November 9, 2022 at 6:03 am

    I’m looking for this section for so long. Now I’ve got the answer for something I got stuck with and there’s no one around me to consult. This video helps me a lot. Thank you very much

  12. Ibn Muhammad on November 9, 2022 at 6:04 am

    8:43 Can shapr3d actually move the edge to the edge perfectly without using the Translate tool?
    9:03 9:40 If it could drag to hit the wall to sample the length, it would be very useful.

  13. Nick Butler on November 9, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Hi, great video. Very clear instructions.

    Can I create constraints or relationships, so that I can state an overall width and height and have all the cabinet components adjust to fit?

    Also, can I create named parameters, such as carcass thickness or back thickness, so the changing this carcass thickness parameter adjusts the shelf, toe kick and stretcher widths so that that overall cabinet dimensions remain as set, or the groove adjusts to the back thickness?

  14. Str8UpJack on November 9, 2022 at 6:05 am

    Outstanding! I just started to re-examine Shapr3D for my cabinetmaking business and this tutorial sold me on subscribing to the pro version!

  15. inengahsuarna on November 9, 2022 at 6:07 am

    thank you for tutorial

  16. Gerard Hammond on November 9, 2022 at 6:08 am

    very goot

  17. herve kalundu on November 9, 2022 at 6:09 am

    This app is really good, the problem is the price

  18. karuppuswamy s on November 9, 2022 at 6:15 am

    I am new to sharp3D , very nice understanding tutorial, thanks a lot😻

  19. Mimic on November 9, 2022 at 6:21 am

    my favorite app

  20. Angie on November 9, 2022 at 6:22 am

    How do you add finger joints if you want the draws assembled with finger joint(similar to dovetailed) rather than simple butt joints please?

  21. Rog Solaris on November 9, 2022 at 6:24 am

    This is a nice tutorial which as a beginner I find to be a helpful exercise in fundamentals. However keep in mind it’s not exactly beginner (nor does it claim to be). He moves kind of fast through a few places, and sometimes doesn’t explain the tools as he uses them. In one example, he uses the align function several times with little explanation. Then towards the end at roughly 33:30, he finally explains align in more detail and how it works. Not complaining, just observing. Literally following his every move, this 37 min tutorial took me about four hours to complete. That’s with stopping and starting the video every five seconds to execute a task or figure something out. Still, a necessary exercise for beginners. This is only the second tutorial I have done, patience required..

  22. Hipcat on November 9, 2022 at 6:25 am

    I like how you show a quick preview of the upcoming extrusions to help us visualize what you are doing while you are doing it.

  23. ngoc deu Nguyen on November 9, 2022 at 6:28 am

    How to download this app? Thanks

  24. 916senna on November 9, 2022 at 6:29 am

    It’s very good 😉

  25. Priyanka Suroliya on November 9, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Please make a cartoon character in shape3d. I want to purchase this for cartoons drawings. Create one easy tutorial please 🤗🤗

  26. MAHIPAL SINGH RAJPUROHIT on November 9, 2022 at 6:32 am

    its super but u work very fast

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