Use the custom shape created in module 1 to create a unique keychain or pendant.
Custom Keychain Options
There are several options for ways you could use your new skills to create a custom keychain or pendant. Outlined and available to follow along are just a couple options but feel free to set out on your own for other unique options.
Option 1: Custom shaped base as keychain or pendant
Option 2: Custom shape added to or subtracted from Keychain Template base
Option 3: Custom shaped base and custom detail added or subtracted
Option 1 Custom Keychain Base
This option is good if you chose a large solid image that is one continuous shape. Make sure there are no floating parts that will not be connected when printed.
Step 1: EXTRUDE the shape to desired thickness
Step 2: IMPORT Keychain File + DELETE obsolete objects - This step will help you validate the scale of the object you have created. You may need to scale your object down to be in line with the existing files.
An advanced option is to add a loop** to your object by creating a new shape and merging to maintain the initial shape of the object.
Step 3: SELECT the Key Ring Opening Object and PLACE it where desired
Step 4: SUBTRACT the Cylinder
Step 5: EXPORT STL of object
If more detailed instructions are required you can follow along the Custom Image Project step by step, substituting your new shapes where appropriate.
Option 2 Custom Keychain Detail
This option works well for detailed images that have floating shapes that will work better added or subtracted from another shape.
Step 1: EXTRUDE the Shape
Step 2: HIDE SKETCH, GROUP shapes + SAVE your file
Step 3: OPEN Keychain File
Step 4: DELETE Objects
Step 5: MOVE Custom Shape
Step 6: SCALE the Custom Shape
Step 7: MERGE/SUBTRACT the Custom Shape + Keychain
Step 8: PLACE Cutout Object
Step 9: SUBTRACT Key Ring Opening
Option 3 Custom Base and Detail
This option is for layering the two options together. For this option, follow the steps in Option 1 for creating the base, and then the steps in Option 2 for adding or subtracting the detail from the custom base you created.