Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Create components, part of SketchUp 2016 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Now let's take a look…at how to create our own components.…The process is really fairly straightforward,…it's almost as easy as grouping objects…but with a few a few differences.…So let's go ahead and create something.…I'm going to create some propane tanks…for the front of this trailer.…So we're going to start off with a circle,…so I'm going to select my circle tool,…draw out a small radius circle.…And then use the push pull tool…to pull it up a little bit,…hit the control key to add additional detail,…pull it up a little bit more, and then hit…the control key one more time to create the top.…
So now that I have this, let's go ahead and scale up…the middle just to give it a little…more of a proper shape.…So I'm going to go ahead and scale a little on this side,…and a little on this side, and now I've got…a shape that pretty much resembles a propane tank.…A very rough propane tank.…So now that I have this, all I have to do…is create a component.…We can do it under edit, make component.…The hotkey is G.…
These tutorials work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Navigating SketchUp
- Creating camera views
- Configuring the toolbars on Mac and Windows
- Selecting, moving, and scaling objects
- Using the line tools for 3D drawing
- Creating rectangles, outlines, circles, and freehand shapes
- Creating 3D text
- Using the measurement and labeling tools
- Organizing drawings with groups and layers
- Creating components and using components from the 3D Warehouse
- Creating and applying materials
- Working with textures
- Rendering and animating drawings
Skill Level Appropriate for all
SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniqueswith George Maestri3h 1m Intermediate
SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentalswith Paul J. Smith4h 49m Intermediate
SketchUp for Architecture: LayOutwith Paul J. Smith6h 17m Intermediate
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measure and Label
5. Stay Organized
6. Work with Components
7. Work with Materials
8. Materials on the Mac
9. Work with Textures
10. Rendering and Animation
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