Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shadows and fog, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…In addition to shading we can also turn on shadows and fog in the scene.…So if we go into View you can see we have a toggle here for Shadows and Fog.…So lets's go ahead and turn off Shadows.…And when we turn off Shadows you can see we get a very flat view of the scene.…And we can also turn those on.…Now you're probably wondering well where are the shadows coming from.…Well what we have is we actually have a virtual…Sun in the scene here and we can get to that in Window we have one for shadows.…
So if we open up the Shadows window here you'll see we have a number of options.…One is the actual time of day. Is it morning, noon, or night?…Okay?…And then we can also say what time of year is it.…And we can also change the light and the dark, so if we want it to be darker,…the darks can be darker, the lights can be lighter, and so on and so forth.…If we want, we can also use the Sun for…shading, in other words, to shade the surfaces of the model.…Now do we want to see this on faces just on the…ground or do we also want to see it from edges?…
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