This video demonstrates how to view a 3D model using the standard camera views drop-down menu, including the shortcuts for Mac users.
- [Instructor] Sometimes it is helpful to align the view of our 3D model so that the view is directly aligned with each axis. These are called standard camera views. And they can be found at the top dropdown menu Camera, Standard Views. As I click through these you can see the camera change and it will give us an indication of what we are viewing in the upper left hand corner.
The options are Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Left, Right, and an Isometric view. On a Mac there are also shortcuts for these which are Command + one through seven, and on a PC there are no preset shortcuts for standard camera views. These views are helpful for when we need to create orthographic drawings of our model because they are perfectly aligned with each axis. We can change from perspective to parallel projection under Camera, to get an elevation view of our model.
This view isn't as helpful when we begin orbiting around our 3D model, to continue modeling. And as you can see they become a bit distorted. So we will need to return to perspective. Camera, Perspective, when we continue viewing our model in 3D.
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Customizing toolbars
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Modeling from a floor plan image
- Resizing and rotating objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and exporting your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Componentswith Scott Onstott3h 13m Intermediate
What you should know1m 16s
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
7. Document and Stylize
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