…Components are not just simple objects.…They can have some intelligence to them as well.…So I've got a blank scene here, but it actually…has some components in it, so that's why it's blank now.…Now if you're on the Mac and you don't see this, go…ahead and hit the little house icon, and it should show up.…If I look in my components window, you'll see that I've…got a couple of components here that I want to show you.…So each one of these can actually have intelligence applied to them.…So, for example, I've got a fence object,…which is a standard object that comes with SketchUp.…
If I left-click and drag this into the window,…you'll see that, well, it's kind of a fence.…But it's not really all the fence that I need.…Let's say I wanted a long fence, or a 20 foot long fence.…This isn't big enough.…But, it's got some intelligence applied to it.…So if…I take my Scale tool, and I scale this fence as wide as I want, and let go,…notice how it automatically populates the fence with pickets.…And so, what it does is it's basically calculating the length of the fence…
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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