Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a dynamic staircase, part of SketchUp 8 Essential Training.
One of the really cool things that SketchUp can do is multiply objects.…So you can take an object that has repetitive values such as a staircase or a picket…fence or studs in a wall, and you can actually have the number of copies…calculated by SketchUp.…So in this example here I have a staircase, and normally if I were to scale…this, you would just kind of stretch it.…But because this is a smart staircase, the stretch will actually determine how…many steps are required.…
So when I let go of that stretch, it actually fills in the space with stair steps.…And if I wanted to scale this down, it would make those smaller.…As you can see, this can be a very handy way to create smart objects.…So let's go ahead and create the staircase from scratch.…So I'm going to go ahead and open a file called Stair_01, and this is just my basic steps.…So I've got these steps here and if I wanted to I could certainly copy these and…build the steps from scratch, but let's go ahead and do this automatically.…
So first thing we need to do is just take a look at how this is built.…
- Setting preferences
- Building scenes
- Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
- Creating 3D text
- Measuring and labeling models
- Creating, editing, and adjusting materials
- Projecting maps onto curved objects
- Modeling with floor plans
- Rendering a scene
- Geolocating models with Google Maps
- Modeling in Photo Match
- Hiding objects dynamically
- Creating solids
- Exporting objects for rendering
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know the Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Working with Components
6. Organizing Scenes
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animating
9. Creating Terrain Using Sandbox
10. Using Photo Match and Google Earth
11. SketchUp Pro: Creating Dynamic Components
12. SketchUp Pro: Working with the Solid Tools
13. SketchUp Pro: Importing and Exporting
Exporting objects5m 39s
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