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Old June 26 2015, 07:08 AM   #1
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Sketchup Tutorials: If you have one fell free to post it!

Hello fellow trekBBSers, with the encouragement of my fellow artists I have decided to Open this thread to anyone who wants to post their Sketchup Tutorial, note: this thread is for Sketchup tutorials exclusively. So weather you have a link to your tut on a separate webpage or a video, or an image tutorial or just a text based tutorial please post it here Sketchup is a wonderful free program, it has so much potential, to be one of the most powerful free 3D modeling applications out there! So this is just the Opening post, I actually have special Tutorial i am Planning that i will start today, I should have it posted within a few days (Hopefully! lol)


P.S. Let's get out our tut teaching hats on and tlets help the artist harness the full potential of THE SKETCHUP
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Old June 26 2015, 07:43 AM   #2
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Part 1: Introduction to the Sketucation Plugin Store.

Sorry about the Audio being choppy in some spots guys, But you'll get the gist of it I hope. More to come!

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Old June 27 2015, 12:58 AM   #3
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Do the plug-ins work with Sketch-Up Make, or do you need Sketch-Up Pro??
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Old June 27 2015, 01:28 AM   #4
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They work with sketchup make
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Old June 27 2015, 01:29 AM   #5
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Pro isn't as cracked up as people claim, you can get all the features of pro and even more capability than pro with the plugins
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Old June 27 2015, 01:42 AM   #6
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Good. Because $590 is not in my budget right now. I just spent $10K on plumbing, so no more fun-money until X-mas at the earliest.

And thanks again for doing these!
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Old June 28 2015, 05:35 AM   #7
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Is there a way to create an object, such as a chair or table, and save it to a library to be pasted into another larger drawing? Thanks!
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Old June 28 2015, 01:36 PM   #8
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Hi Sgt G Use the import command in the file menu. to bring in sketchup files or jpgs and other files.
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Old June 28 2015, 02:42 PM   #9
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Re: Sketchup Tutorials: If you have one fell free to post it!

Sgt_G wrote: View Post
Is there a way to create an object, such as a chair or table, and save it to a library to be pasted into another larger drawing? Thanks!
As I understand it there is a SketchUp warehouse (so to speak) where models of various chairs and tables and such are stored to be used by anybody.

Not really a tutorial but it's gratifying to learn that SketchUp is a lot more versatile than I had thought initially. Initially I thought it was oriented much more towards architectural models, but upon seeing examples of aircraft and cars and such made with SketchUp I saw that what I was interested in was possible.
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Old June 29 2015, 02:45 AM   #10
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Sgt_G wrote: View Post
Is there a way to create an object, such as a chair or table, and save it to a library to be pasted into another larger drawing? Thanks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjoawk2vrAg
Very similar on Windows.
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Old June 29 2015, 05:44 AM   #11
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BK: Yep, that's what I wanted. Thanks!
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Old June 30 2015, 02:08 AM   #12
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^^YW
These I've had bookmarked for a while; not mine but very useful.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SketchUpVideo/playlists
https://www.youtube.com/user/MasterS...pdotcom/videos

My first tips to people just starting out:
-Turn on almost all the tools. Sketchup starts with a limited set.
-Add the Sandbox tools. From Contours and Drape are essential, IMO.
-Learn to use layers. Primary hull on one layer, secondary on another, guides on a third, etc.
-Learn to use Parallel Projection.
-Read ALL the text in the Instructor window. And keep it open until you don't need to reference it again.
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