Is it just me or is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Why not unwind with this fun Christmas project and make yourself your very own Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in CAD?

How to Make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in CAD:

  1. Start by making the head of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Create a polygon shape, as shown:shape christmas CAD project
  2. Extrude up.christmas CAD project
  3. Imprint lines on the top and bottom as shown.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  4. Use the Manipulator and DmPushPull to adjust the faces as shown.Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer CAD
  5. Mirror.mirror command learn cad christmas noel xmas
  6. Union.
  7. Fillet.
  8. Repeat for the nose.
  9. Create a guideline, as shown.christmas CAD project Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer in CAD
  10.  Extrude the end face. Set the direction to the guide curve and add a taper angle of 10°.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  11. Extrude again, use the y-axis for the direction and set the taper angle to 5°.extrude reindeer shape
  12. Use the Manipulator to change the angle of the back face.
  13. Fillet the edges.
  14. Use Spline to create some legs.rudolph the rednose reindeer cadTip: Hit the Shift Key to align the UCS with the faces on the sides of the body.
  15. Use DMThicken to transform the splines into solids.
  16. Create a Cone.
  17. Copy it into the end of each leg and move it into position.
  18. Use DmPushPull to extend the ends of the legs into the hooves.
  19. Use Spline to create an antler.Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer in CAD
  20. Use DMThicken to convert this into a solid.model antler CAD
  21. Use Fillet to soften the edges.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  22. Use a closed Spline to create an ear shape.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  23. Use Revolve to create the ear.create animal ear cad
  24. Use a Sphere to create an eye.
  25. Mirror the face.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  26. Use a closed Spline to create a half tail shape.
  27. Use Revolve to create the solid.
  28. Use the Manipulator to move the tail into position.
  29. Last, but not least, use a Sphere to make the nose.rudolph the rednose reindeer cad
  30. …And finish him off with some materials.

rudolph the rednose reindeer cad

Merry Christmas and happy CADing everyone.