Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Line tool for 3D drawing, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…The line tool can be used to create things…in 3D, so you don't absolutely have to draw…things in a plane, you can start drawing things…up and down and sideways, in all different directions.…So let's go ahead and do that.…I'm going to take the line tool here, and…I'm going to do pretty much what I did before.…I'm going to left-click, drag along the green axis, left-click again,…red, green and then I'm going to snap to the red…access to make sure it's directly crossed…from that point and create a simple rectangle.…
Then let's say we want to turn this into a box.…Well we can do that using the line…tool, so I'm going to go ahead and start snapping.…Notice how this snaps to the corners, the mid points, and the corners again.…So if I want I can draw wherever I want,…but I can also snap to this very important points…on the model.…So if I snap to that far end point, and drag it up along the…blue axis here and left click again, you see that I've got a vertical line.…So now I'm kind of drawing in 3D.…
Again, left-click and drag across, you can see that once…
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