Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Interact tool, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…And finally I want to show you one more thing that…you can do with components and that's interact with them.…Now, again, this is functionality that is applied using SketchUp Pro, but any…SketchUp user can take advantage of it, if it is part of the component.…So we have a tool here called the interact tool.…So if I select this, you'll see I get a little finger.…And I can touch that to whatever object I want.…So as I hover over…this, notice I have kind of a no symbol here,…but if I hover over the right things, it lights up.…
And so if I click on that, you can see I can open and close certain parts of my…model, so if I wanted to open and close the…doors, or the drawers of my cabinets or my dishwasher.…I can do that.…So some models that you download will have this inner activity enable.…And this is really handy, let's say your designing…a kitchen and you want to make sure that…the refrigerator door doesn't bang into the oven or…something like that, well you can set everything up.…And interact with your kitchen if that's part of the components that you have.…
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