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Exporting in 2D and 3D

From: SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

Video: Exporting in 2D and 3D

SketchUp has the ability to import and export both 2D graphics and 3D models.

Exporting in 2D and 3D

SketchUp has the ability to import and export both 2D graphics and 3D models. Now SketchUp Make is pretty basic in this regard. It doesn't have a lot of import and export filters. SketchUp Pro has quite a few more, so if you want to really communicate with external packages, then you might want to upgrade to SketchUp Pro. But regardless of the package, the process is pretty much the same. So, we can find Export under the File menu. So we can go Export, we can export 3D models, 2D graphics, you can also get pro-3D exporters, which are the stuff you want in SketchUp Pro.

But if we export, let's say, a 2D graphic, it will basically export the image that we have here on the screen. So I can export here into my chapter eight folder. And when I do that, I can go into Photoshop here and open that up. So you can see here I've got my image. And this is basically the same image I have in the View Port. Now if I go back into SketchUp, we can also export 3D object. Now if I want to, I could do File > Export > 3D Model.

And we have only a few options here. We could export as Google Earth, or as a COLLADA file. Again, if you have SketchUp Pro, you'll have a lot more such as DXF and FBX and those sorts of things. But, I'm going to export this as a COLLADA file, so I'm going to go Export, and then, if I go into Photoshop here, I can actually open that up. So, Photoshop 3D can open up a COLLADA file, or a DAE file, so if I open that up it brings it into Photoshop, and I can actually see that model, okay? So, those are some of the basics of how to export models in SketchUp.

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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 17s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
      38s
    4. Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac
      1m 14s
  2. 17m 40s
    1. Interface basics
      2m 9s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 0s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      1m 47s
    4. Creating camera views
      1m 49s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      2m 48s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      2m 38s
    7. Creating scenes
      1m 57s
    8. Using the toolbars
      1m 32s
  3. 11m 27s
    1. Selecting and moving objects
      2m 59s
    2. Scaling and rotating objects
      3m 55s
    3. Manipulating faces and edges
      2m 28s
    4. Advanced selection tools
      2m 5s
  4. 26m 18s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      3m 27s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      2m 24s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      2m 15s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 17s
    5. Creating arcs
      1m 27s
    6. Eraser tools
      1m 39s
    7. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      2m 43s
    8. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      2m 5s
    9. Using the Follow Me tool
      1m 19s
    10. Creating 3D text
      2m 12s
    11. Softening round edges
      3m 30s
  5. 14m 0s
    1. Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
      3m 23s
    2. Using the Protractor tool
      5m 30s
    3. Creating sections
      2m 0s
    4. Creating labels
      1m 59s
    5. Dimensioning
      1m 8s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Grouping objects
      2m 15s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 37s
    3. Using the Outliner and Entity Info
      3m 8s
    4. Hiding and unhiding objects
      1m 55s
    5. Locking and unlocking objects
      2m 8s
  7. 15m 14s
    1. The Component window
      3m 45s
    2. Creating components
      3m 5s
    3. Using the 3D Warehouse
      2m 46s
    4. Using the Component Options window
      4m 20s
    5. Using the Interact tool
      1m 18s
  8. 27m 47s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      2m 26s
    2. Applying materials
      3m 59s
    3. Editing materials
      3m 33s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 44s
    5. Mapping textures interactively
      2m 33s
    6. Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
      2m 16s
    7. Drawing a structure from a floor plan
      4m 48s
    8. Mapping curved objects
      2m 37s
    9. Projecting maps onto curved objects
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Applying styles
      1m 54s
    2. Creating styles
      2m 9s
    3. Exporting in 2D and 3D
      1m 48s
    4. Basic animation
      2m 38s
  10. 10s
    1. Next steps
      10s

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