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Architecture, design, and media professionals all over the world are using Google SketchUp to create detailed 3D models efficiently and quickly. In Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training, design expert George Maestri teaches the foundations of SketchUp's drawing, design, and rendering tools. He covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and the Sandbox extension, which is used to create realistic organic shapes and terrain. George also discusses how to model and texture objects from existing photographs and export models to Google Earth to visualize how buildings fit in a real landscape. Exercise files accompany the course.
So in addition just to looking at views, we can also create multiple ways of viewing a scene. Now I have the Street scene open and with the scene is complicated, you may want to have different views. You may want a perspective view. You may want a view of the house. You may want an overhead view and so on. Now we can do that using the Scenes window. So let's go ahead and open that. We are going to go Window > Scenes and what this does is it allows us to create individual views. So for example, we have this Perspective view, we can certainly add that. So if I add that, it becomes Scene 1, and you notice how we have a little tab here which tells us that this is Scene 1. So, let's say we wanted a top view.
Let's go ahead and go Standard Views Top and let's make that Parallel Projection and maybe zoom out a little bit, so that we get every thing in the scene. And we just hit +, and that gives us Scene 2. So now, I have two different views here. So when I click on the tab that says Scene 1, it gives me that original perspective. If I click on the one that says Scene 2, I get that top view. So that's a little bit like stepping through under Camera and going Previous and Next, but it gives us a way to save that.
So for example if I am in Scene 1 and let's go ahead and get a view of one of these houses, so let's go ahead and just zoom in here a little bit. Let's zoom in on this house here. And let's go ahead and hit + again and that's Scene 3. In fact, I can move these around just by saying Move Left or Move Right. So if you want Scene 3 to be on this side, you can do that.
And also if you right-click here, this is what I am doing. I am right-clicking. I can move this around. I can Add, I can Update. So if I actually change my view, I can just update that Standard view. Okay and I can also get to my Scene Manager from here. So now that I have this, I can just go between each one of these scenes. So I can go out to my Perspective to my Top view, to my house view and so on. So that's a very handy way of saving different views and it will make your workflow a lot faster.
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