Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating materials, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…You can also create your own materials in SketchUp, so let's go ahead and do that.…I'm going to create a very simple object.…Let's just create a box.…I'm going to start with a rectangle here.…And then use my push/pull tool to create a box.…Now, I want to create and apply some materials to this.…So I'm going to go into my Materials window.…And you'll see I have some left over materials here.…But I want to create…a new one.…And we can do that over here, with a Create Material button, so…if I click on that it brings up a window and says Create Material.…
This is very similar to the Edit Material window.…And I can dial in a color if I want, just kind of make it this color here.…If we want we can change the opacity.…We can basically change the parameters that we have in the Edit Materials window.…And then we can give this a name.…So let's call this New Material. And I'm going to hit OK.…And once I do, that material shows up. Now, if I want, I can go and edit it, just…like I did before or I can select it and paint bucket that onto my model.…
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