Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating in SketchUp, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…SketchUp is a 3D program.…So, in order to use it, we have to navigate through this scene in 3D.…We can do that by using a number of different menu commands.…Now, you can find these under Camera.…There's three. There's Orbit, Pan, and Zoom.…And, notice they have three hot keys O, H, and Z.…And we can also find them here on the Basic…menu bar this is Orbit hand the little hand and Zoom.…So if I want I can select one of this Orbit hit the O key or I can middle click.…
To activate this.…And, then I can just orbit around my scene.…So, I can go look at the back. I can look at the front.…I can look at the tops.…So, if you drag up and down, it drags up and down.…If you drag left and right, it kind of orbits left and right.…Now if you're in another tool you can always…middle click and always get to the orbit tool which is kind of nice.…So if you have a three button mouse it's going to be very handy for sketch up.…Now if you want to pan, you could hit the H key which stands for hand or pan.…
And you can pan around, so you can pan left or right.…
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
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Organizing Scenes
6. Working with Components
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animation
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