Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a floor plan using bitmap images, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…Now let's go ahead and do something a little bit more…practical with materials and that's creating a floor plan for a building.…So, typically, you'll get a floor plan as an image file and need to…bring it into SketchUp, and size it…appropriately, and then start drawing against it.…So we can do this, simply by first off creating a rectangle.…And we'll use this as the base with which to apply our material.…So…I really don't care how big I'm going to create this.…We're going to re-size this later.…
So all I need to do is create a simple rectangle, and then we're going to select…File > Import, and we're going to import…the image floor plan in the chapter seven folder.…And we're going to use this as a texture, make sure we click use as texture.…And hit Open.…And when I do, it allows me to bring this in and scale it up.…Well, I don't really know…exactly how big this is. But, let's just go ahead and create it.…And so what it does is it actually maps it to my plane.…Now, this floor plan does have some dimensions, I know this bedroom…
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