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Applying styles

From: Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

Video: Applying styles

In this chapter we're going to look at rendering, animation and final output. Let's look at some rendering tools first. We can certainly do some different rendering types just the way the file is. In fact, if we wanted to, we could go to our toolbar and look at our Face Style toolbar and just kind of step through some of the default rendering styles, we could do this as wire frame, hidden line, shaded, textured, we can also do monochrome and we can also do X-ray.

Applying styles

In this chapter we're going to look at rendering, animation and final output. Let's look at some rendering tools first. We can certainly do some different rendering types just the way the file is. In fact, if we wanted to, we could go to our toolbar and look at our Face Style toolbar and just kind of step through some of the default rendering styles, we could do this as wire frame, hidden line, shaded, textured, we can also do monochrome and we can also do X-ray.

There are number of different rendering styles that we have with just our standard Face Style tools. But, we can also do things that are a little bit more snazzy, that have more pizzazz, that look a little bit more drawn using styles, and that's what I want to look at right now. So let's go ahead and go to Window > Styles, and when we get into the Styles menu, you will see we have a couple of tabs. It's actually kind of similar to the Materials menu. So let's go over to this Select tab and you will see we have a number of different styles that we can apply. So if we go to this Assorted styles, in fact if you just click on one, you can see we can make this look like a blueprint, Google Earth, water color and go down to some other ones, let's go to some of these default styles. I like these sketchy edges ones. We can say some of these, which actually look a little bit more like marker or crossed edge or whatever.

So you can see you have a lot of different types of styles that you can apply to your scene. These can really give you a lot of different looks when you go to render or present your images to a client or to somebody. Now, the one thing that's really nice about these is that you can also save the style in a scene. So let's take a look at that. So I am going to go into Window and just go into my Scenes window and let's just go ahead and create a few scenes. So I have this one of Perspective and then maybe let's do a close up or something like that, let's say do a close up of this building here. I can create another scene.

Now, the thing about scenes is they can also save styles. So let's go ahead and play with the style on this. We can just go back into our Styles window and let's completely change the style of this. Let's change it for example the blueprint, and all I have to do is just right click and go Update and now the style is saved along with the scene. So I go to this one, and it goes to regular drawing. I go to this one, and it goes to blueprint. So you can see, you can have very different looks and you can save those looks, which is kind of nice.

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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 41s
    2. Installing SketchUp
      1m 31s
    3. Tips for Mac users
      2m 32s
  2. 51m 22s
    1. Interface basics
      5m 54s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 28s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      4m 21s
    4. Creating camera views
      4m 36s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      6m 44s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      4m 35s
    7. Creating scenes
      2m 24s
    8. Selecting and moving objects
      6m 45s
    9. Scaling and rotating objects
      4m 14s
    10. Manipulating faces and edges
      3m 55s
    11. Advanced selection tools
      4m 26s
  3. 54m 6s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      5m 25s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      4m 50s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      4m 55s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 33s
    5. Creating arcs
      3m 46s
    6. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      8m 11s
    7. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      6m 14s
    8. Using the Follow Me tool
      3m 49s
    9. Creating text
      2m 44s
    10. Softening round edges
      4m 19s
    11. Using construction tools to create guides
      4m 49s
    12. Creating sections
      1m 31s
  4. 38m 55s
    1. Grouping objects
      4m 54s
    2. Creating components
      6m 37s
    3. The Component window
      5m 51s
    4. Working with layers
      4m 26s
    5. Creating layers
      4m 31s
    6. Using the Outliner
      6m 29s
    7. Hiding and unhiding objects
      4m 23s
    8. Locking and unlocking objects
      1m 44s
  5. 26m 5s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      1m 50s
    2. Applying materials
      4m 25s
    3. Editing materials
      4m 22s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 21s
    5. Mapping images
      3m 39s
    6. Applying bitmap images
      2m 21s
    7. Mapping curved objects
      4m 13s
    8. Projecting maps on curved objects
      2m 54s
  6. 26m 26s
    1. Applying styles
      3m 7s
    2. Creating styles
      6m 57s
    3. Outputting 2D bitmaps
      3m 51s
    4. Basic animation
      4m 33s
    5. Advanced animation
      7m 58s
  7. 17m 26s
    1. Contours
      6m 15s
    2. Creating terrain from scratch
      2m 56s
    3. Sculpting with the Smoove tool
      2m 21s
    4. Stamping and draping objects on terrain
      5m 54s
  8. 17m 53s
    1. Using Photo Match to align cameras
      6m 56s
    2. Modeling in Photo Match
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting models to Google Earth
      5m 3s
  9. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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