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Google Sketch Up January 26, 2011

Posted by kristym12345 in Computer Architecture.

In my staition you learn how to design 3D models on a program called sketch up. It is a very simple program to use, but here are some tips to help you get started and to help you working on it:

  • When using the protractor tool, make sure that you click on the line before you go up to make the angle.
  • If you ever forget what texture you used on part of your model, highlight the part with that texture, right click and click on edit texture. The name will be at the top of the screen.
  • Know the short cut CTRL-z. This will undo something if you make a mistake.
  • When making a house make sure that your lines are on the correct axis. This will ensure that you dont have to do the house over.
  • If you have a good idea to put in your project, done be afraid to express it. Yes, it’ll take some work to create it but you will be very happy when you are successful in creating that 3D model.

For my final project I created a scale model of the garage that we are going to add onto my house. This picture shows that I was able to make the garage to scale and to add 3D objects from the warehouse into my sketch up project. This was a perfect idea for a final project because I not only learned how to use sketch up, but my dad is giving this model to our  architect.



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