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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.
Though we've been drawing and adding things to the scenes in SketchUp, but we also will have times when we'll need to subtract or delete things from a scene. And in that case we can use the Eraser tool. Now, the Eraser tool is mostly for edges, and you should use it when you want to get rid of an edge, rather than delete. Simply because it keeps the model held together much better. So, if I were to select my Line tool here and start drawing, I could create a basic model here and maybe start drawing some other stuff.
So I'm basically just drawing a simple shape here. Now if I wanted to, I could use my Eraser tool to get rid of them. So all you have to do is hover over an edge and left click, basically just deletes it. Now, if I open up an edge, the face will go away. Now, if I wanted to delete the whole thing, I could rubber band select it and hit Delete. But when you're deleting within a model, edge at a time, you want to use your Eraser tool. So again, that's a very, very simple tool.
Let's go ahead and use it one more time, so I'm going to go ahead and just draw a simple object, maybe with some additional faces in it. And maybe if that didn't come out right, I could easily hit the Eraser tool, and try again. So if I wanted to, I could do that, and that's more what I wanted to do. And again, just drag up and over. So again, the Eraser tool is a very, very handy tool for deleting stuff within models. So particularly, edges.
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