…Now, one more way to create objects is to create them as text.…Now, SketchUp has two text tools.…So you can see them here.…One is a labeling tool called Text which actually creates text labels, the…other is called 3D Text which actually creates objects and that's what we want.…You can also find them under Tools>3D Text.…So, however you get to it, once you select 3D Text, it will bring up a window that…allows you to enter the text that you want.…Now I'm going to type in the word Hello and…then you can have it either filled or extruded.…
So let's go ahead and just create a basic piece of text here and hit Place.…And that'll allow us to place it in the scene.…So it just creates the basic outline of the letters.…Now, if we want, we can go back to the…3D text tool, type in the word again, and then…this time, let's go ahead and put in filled.…When we do that, it'll go ahead and fill in the outlines.…One more time, filled and extruded.…And again, we can give these all sorts of dimensions,…we don't have to abide by what a SketchUp gives us.…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Creating camera views
- Shading faces and edges
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
- Making 3D text
- Labeling a drawing
- Working with 3D components
- Applying materials and mapping textures
- Rendering and animating your work
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Organizing Scenes
6. Working with Components
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animation
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