Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping textures interactively, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…Many times when we bring in a bitmap image, we want to place it interactively.…And we can do that in SketchUp.…So let's start by creating a basic model.…Okay, I'm just going to create a very simple box.…And we're going to create a material for this, but instead of…using the Materials window, we're actually going to just import the image directly.…So we can go File > Import, and if we…go to our chapter seven folder, you'll see we have…a number of image files there.…I'm going to select the one called, WoodCrate.…
Over here on the right, we have Use as image, texture, and Matched Photo.…In this case, I'm going to select Use as texture.…And what that does, is that will actually create a new material.…And typically this is what we want to do, so go ahead and hit Open, and…you'll see my image is now floating above the scene, and I can snap it wherever…I want in the image.…So let's go ahead and snap it to the bottom corner here.…If I left click, you can see I can drag this up or down to scale it.…
So this is a great way to get the scaling right on your image.…
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