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Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with SketchUp, the inexpensive 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to game design. George Maestri covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and how to model objects from scratch. Plus, learn how to texture objects and create simple animations.
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
By default, SketchUp has a fairly realistic drawing style, but if you want something that's a little bit more stylized, a little bit more drafting like, you can use Styles to change the look and feel of your visuals in SketchUp. Now we can get to this in the styles window. So we go Window>Styles and it brings up this window here and it's very similar to the materials editor or the components window in that it has this tabbed interface. So what we can do is we can select Styles, we can edit them, or we can mix multiple Styles.
So if we hit the Home button, it will bring us to the Styles that are in our model, and right now we are using what's called a Simple Style. But we have all sorts of other ones. We have assorted styles, we have color sets, and all sorts of ones. So let's take a look at some of these. So assorted styles. And these are all just different looks. So if I select this, as you'll see, I get kind of a blueprint look. This one's a chip board with fine marker. And this is scribbles on Masonite. So you can get much more stylized views of your drawings just by using these styles.
And there is a whole bunch of different styles here. So we have different color sets. We have a couple of default styles here. So we have kind of a shaded view. We have shaded textures. These are a little bit more realistic and again you can use these, as you draw. We also have what are called photo modelling. We have sketchy edges. So you can have things that are little bit more pencil like, fine liner. This is an print on with a dry erase marker and we could also have some straight lines styles as well.
So there is all sorts of different types of styles that you can use. It's really just a matter of selecting the one that you like. Now you can certainly create your own styles as well and we'll get to that in our next lesson.
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