Fine Woodworking | Google SketchUp for Woodworkers - File PDF Chapter 1, “ Meeting Google SketchUp,” provides a basic introduction to the SketchUp. You will also get a basic overview of the user interface, and learn how to use many of the basic SketchUp tools. Downloading and Installing Google SketchUp. 1. The Benefits of SketchUp. ○ What is Google SketchUp? ○ 3D modelling program. ○ Connected to many other. Google products. ○ Conceptual modelling with.
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Tip: If you want to create a raster-based PDF that preserves textures, The options for both PDF and EPS files are the same, . Exporting KMZ Files for Google Earth · Exporting OBJ Files. States and other countries, and may not be used without written permission. Google and SketchUp are registered trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks. SketchUp is free from Google just Google it and download to your computer. You can do just about anything with it, but it is especially good for conceptualization.
Note this is not an ellipse tool but a circle tool Polygon Draw regular polygons on a plane. Start by clicking any point to be the center of the polygon.
Then type in the number of sides you wish for the polygon to have. The radius to the apex of the polygon will then follow your cursor. Then follow the same instructions to use the Circle tool. Arc a Draw arcs on a plane.
Start by clicking to designate the two end points of the line segment, then the amount of bend will follow your cursor.
Click again to release.
Start by clicking a surface. The extrusion will follow your cursor. Click to release and create solid. You can import images to create custom textures that you apply to faces in your 3D model.
And you can export images to share a model with friends, clients, or colleagues or perhaps in an online portfolio of your work. Most of the details about importing images is covered in Creating a 3D Model , but this article outlines all the ways you import images and directs you to the pertinent details. You can work with images in an array of file formats. In the following table, you find an overview of the raster versus vector images that SketchUp supports.
Later in this article, you find a more detailed explanation of the differences between raster and vector files and tips for when to choose among the possible file types. Last but not least, you find detailed steps that walk you through the process and options for exporting raster and vector images in SketchUp or SketchUp Pro. In SketchUp, you can import images in a few different ways, depending on how you want to use them in your model.
Check the following articles for details:. In SketchUp, you can import and export raster image files.
In SketchUp Pro, you can also export vector images. SketchUp supports several different raster image formats, each of which has its own advantages.
Both of these formats keep file sizes small, can be viewed on any system, and can display lots of colors and details. The JPEG format is slightly better for photos with lots of details and color variations, whereas the PNG format is excellent for images with a more limited color palette than a photo.
If you use Piranesi, you probably already know you want an EPix file. When you export an image in JPEG format, you have the following options, as shown in the following figure:. In SketchUp for Web, you can take a 'live preview' snapshot of your SketchUp model in order to export a PNG image file with the image size and composition you want.
In this live preview canvas, you can still use SketchUp's basic navigation controls with default keyboard shortcuts to orient and compose your model as you'd like to see it in your exported image file. Orbit O , Pan H , and Zoom Z are all available, and you can also use the scroll wheel on a 3-button mouse.
To size your image to an exact pixel size, simply click on the pixel size input fields and type in the pixel size you'd like to see for image width and height.
Or click the chain link icon to lock the aspect ratio as you make your desired image larger or smaller by changing only one field. If you choose an image size that's bigger than your browser tab or too small to manipulate, the preview will scale your image so that it still fits in your browser. The image you export will be at the specified pixel size, even as your preview is scaled up or down. You also have the option to export PNG's with a transparent background.
When you choose this option, the background in your preview will switch to all white, and your exported image will feature only model geometry with a completely transparent background. When you export a file as a BMP, you can adjust the image size and turn off anti-aliasing.
However, a few model features or details may be lost or change in the export process:. Or, export a raster image file instead of a vector image file. For details about exporting raster images, see the earlier section, Exporting a raster image.
When other geometry hides text and dimensions, the text and dimensions appear on top of the geometry in the exported file. Some text may appear in a slightly different font in the exported file.
To export your current model view to a 2D vector image, follow these steps:. Image Format Raster or Vector? With the release of SketchUp we no longer support the EPix file format for export. The Export 2D Graphic dialog box appears. Navigate to the location where you want to save your image. Optional In the File Name box, type a name for your image file. By default, the image file has the same name as your SketchUp model.