Mapping curved objects


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Mapping curved objects

One issue that may crop up in SketchUp is texturing curved surfaces. Typically SketchUp likes to apply flat images to flat surfaces, but if you have a curved surface there are ways to apply texture to those surfaces. So let's go ahead and start by creating a curved surface. I'm going to go ahead and clear up my scene and I'm going to take a Circle and let's just create a two foot circle and then select the top of this and use the Push/Pull tool to pull out a five foot object.

So now I've a cylinder that's two feet wide and five feet tall. If I wanted to apply a texture to this we could do it one of two ways. Let's go ahead and start by Importing an image here and I should have one of my Chapter 7 folder called SoupLabel, and make sure I have this selected as Use as texture, click Open. And when I do you'll see what the issue is when I try and map a flat image onto a curved surface. You'll see that wrapping it around is not as easy as you think it will ...

Mapping curved objects
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Mapping curved objects provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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