Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Scaling and rotating objects, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…In addition to select and move, you can also rotate and scale objects.…Again, we can find these under the Tool. Rotate is Q, scale is S.…So let's take a look at how these work.…I'm going to work with this box here, and let's go ahead and rotate it.…So if I select the Rotate tool, which is here, or…if I hit the rotate hotkey, I will get this icon.…And it looks kind of like a protractor.…Now the neat thing about this, is that it will snap to faces.…
So when I'm on a horizontal face, it will snap to the blue axis.…This will snap to the red axis.…This will snap to green.…Now what we're doing is we're rotating around this…axis, so imagine that axis going through the protractor.…So if I wanted to rotate this I can basically select where…I want to rotate it.…So if I want to rotate from the middle, I go into the middle of that…face, left click, and what we do is, we drag out the first angle here.…So I'm just going to go ahead and left click…again, and then we can drag this to rotate.…
Now, notice how it rotates around the center of that protractor.…
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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