Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Softening round edges, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…Many times in SketchUp, we'll want to work with curved surfaces or curved faces.…And we can actually make that happen a…lot more easily by taking polygons and smoothing them.…Now, I've got this really simple building here.…It's kind of a streamlined art deco type of building.…But I've got this front portion of the building, that I've built…by using a polygonal surface, and this is to get these windows in.…But I want the…upper and lower part of that to be smooth and round.…
Now, I can do this by basically working with the edges.…So let's take a look at this side of this porch here.…I'm going to go ahead and go into my Select…tool and then just shift select these edges right here.…Now what I want to do is, I kind of want…to get rid of those, so it looks a little bit smoother.…Now, if I right…click over this, you'll notice we have a bunch of options here.…There are two that I want to focus on.…One is called Hide, and one is called Soften Smooth.…If I select Hide, it gets rid of the lines.…
Okay?…And that immediately looks kind of smooth, but…
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