Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Follow Me tool, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…When we use push-pull, we're actually extruding along a straight line.…But there are times when you don't want to extrude along a straight line.…A good example would be, this little simple staircase here, and these railings.…We want these railings to curve around.…So we can use a tool called the follow me tool.…I've drawn these lines.…They're basically just lines drawn with the arc tool and the line tool.…And then…I've created two circles at the end.…And we can use a tool called follow me, and…basically it allows you to extrude your faces along the path.…
So I select Follow Me.…Select my face, in fact it's prompting me here.…So select face to extrude and then all I have to do is just left-click and drag.…And I can drag that along that edge, and when I let go, it's created…my surface. Pretty cool.…Let's do this one more time.…Again, hover over the face, left-click, and then drag.…And again, that will create that.…So this can be a very, very handy tool for creating…things such as railings, hoses, really anything that has a path-shaped outline.…
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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