Part I Getting Started with SketchUp T In this part. I recommend starting off with the Large Tool Set to begin with, and then adding toolbars as you need them and as you figure out what they do. The following videos show how you can simulate a walk-through of your model seriously! Trimble seems to have a record for buying quality companies, integrating them into the family, and then leaving the work to the people that know best how to implement it. How to model with photos SketchUp has several features that enable you to create a 3D model based on a 2D photo. Although as John Baucus will say, plenty of good things came from the Google purchase.
I just want you to feel like you know where to start looking when you find yourself hunting around for something. If some old guy could figure it out 500 years ago, why should it give your computer any problems? Finally, I need to thank the very long list of individuals who provided critical help. Tangent, in this case, means that the transition between the two arcs is smooth. How to use SketchUp components In SketchUp, components enable you to add premade elements like furniture, windows, trees, or maybe even a friendly dog to your models. You can find polygonal modelers of which SketchUp is an example and Chapter 1: Meeting Google SketchUp curves-based modelers. Now throw the glass across the room, noticing how it shrinks as it gets farther away.
As such, most of this book focuses on what you can do with SketchUp, and not what SketchUp does. Also, there are plans to overhaul the 3D Warehouse. If you want to move something a distance of 25 meters, type in 25m and press Enter. Over 45% of users have and use 3rd party plugins with Sketchup and they want to continue to support the creation of useful additions that they would never develop in-house, hoping that each industry will take the initiative in creating plugins for specific needs. After your first couple of hours with the software, paying attention to the colors becomes second nature — I promise. Next, I take for granted that you have, and know how to work, a mouse with a scroll wheel. Edge Face Face Edge Figure 2-1: SketchUp models are made from edges and faces.
I much prefer specialists — tools that are designed for doing one thing really well. To see everything at once, zoom out. The Pan tool is basically for sliding your model view around in your modeling window. Finally, I assume you have at least occasional access to the Internet. It occurs rarely, but when it does, something you do could harm your work.
This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Understanding how SketchUp represents depth is everything when it 22 Part I: Getting Started with SketchUp comes to making models. Figure 1-1 and the following points illustrate the difference: Surface models are hollow Solid models are solid Figure 1-1: SketchUp models are hollow. People who make parts — like mechanical engineers and industrial designers — tend to work with solid models because they can use them to do some pretty precise calculations. Squinting, I read a logo on his T-shirt that told me he was in elementary school. The drawing on the left in Figure 2-1 is a basic cube drawn in SketchUp. To make a bunch of flat faces look like one big, curvy surface, the edges between them are smoothed; you can find out more about smoothing edges in Chapter 6.
Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Drawing an edge from here. SketchUp models are made from two basic kinds of geometry: edges which are straight lines and faces which are 2D surfaces bound by edges. See your model swiveling around? My point is, you should really know several things before you get started. Just like most programs you already use, SketchUp has five main parts.
Making models in SketchUp is a lot like building things out of paper — really, really thin paper. I try to keep this in mind by letting you know how you can use the features I talk about to do what you want to do. I recommend that you start with Chapters 1 and 2, just to get your bearings. You can probably learn just about anything you need to know about SketchUp from the countless resources on the web. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic books.
They plan to update it to make it easier to use and easier to find content. Figure 1-2 shows all of them, in both the Windows and Mac versions of the program. Hold down Shift to lock the inference I see. Figure 2-12 is a demonstration. When you use SketchUp to draw a bunch of edges and faces in the shape of a staircase, all SketchUp knows is how many edges and faces it has to keep track of, and where they all go. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. And that would be a shame, because building 3D models is a real kick.