Learn about the photos that are supplied in the exercise files, along with the strategy of standing off to the side when photographing.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at the exercise files that I've provided. Now, there are five photos that we'll be using to create this photo model. The first photo looks like this. So, I took a picture from the front of the house, but observe that I did not stand directly in front of the house and take the picture. What I did is I stood off to the side, so that I could capture the house at a kind of oblique angle, and this allows me to capture in one photo, the front surface, as well as the side.
And that's what you're going to want to shoot for if you're taking your own photos. You'll want to stand off to the side so you can capture two different surfaces that are separated by a 90 degree angle. So here, we have the front of the house and the side of the house, both in the same photo. Photo two is taken in much the same spirit, but this time, I took the photo over to the right. And, this allows me to see the front of the house and this side of the house. Photo three gives us some detail on the left side of the house, and the trees really obscure most of the front.
But I can just make out this surface here with these horizontal lines in the siding. This photo from the back of the house clearly shows these two angles coming together at a 90-degree angle, and that will be invaluable when we're reconstructing the model in SketchUp. Photo five gives us some detail over here that was obscured by the barbecue, but it doesn't really show us the side of the house. Unfortunately, that is obscured by this shed, but this will give us some important texture information, and I can also just make out these lines here that represent a 90-degree angle with respect to the back of the house.
So that will give us just enough information to deduce the perspective from these photos in SketchUp. In the next video, we'll import the first photo and begin mapping the lines of perspective in SketchUp.
- Roughing in building volumes
- Using multiple photos for mapping
- Matching the perspective in the photos
- Roughing in a roof slope
- Modeling and extruding roofs
- Intersecting objects
- Constructing complex roofs
- Hiding edges
- Working with materials and textures
- Using fixed and movable pins
- Accessing the SketchUp material library
- Completing texture mapping
Skill Level Intermediate
SketchUp 2018 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri3h 58m Beginner
SketchUp 2017 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri3h 48m Appropriate for all
SketchUp: Rendering Using Twilightwith Scott Onstott2h 29m Intermediate
1. Roughing In Building Volumes
2. Roughing In Roof Slopes
3. Constructing Complex Roof Slopes
4. Using Multiple Photos to Model
5. Working with Textures and Materials
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