This video familiarizes you with an alternate way to navigate SketchUp 2017 via walking through the 3D scene and looking around. The video covers the Position Camera tool, the Walk tool, and the Look Around tool, which gives the 3D artist the freedom to navigate a scene much like a real person would.
- [Instructor] Another way to navigate your scenes in SketchUp is to simply walk and look around. We have a couple of different tools here under the Camera menu, they're called Position Camera, Walk, and Look Around. And these allow you to navigate the scene almost as if you were inside of it. So the first tool you need to use is the Position Camera tool. When I select this, notice how my cursor changes to this little guy, and he has an X. And so this allows me to place my camera anywhere in the scene.
So if I wanted to select and place it on this path, I can do that. And what this does, is it places my camera in the scene as if I were standing there. Now if you notice in the bottom right hand side, we actually have an eye-height value. So, if I wanted to be taller or shorter, I can change this. Right now it's five foot eight, if I waned to, I could change it to six feet. Notice how it goes up just a little bit. Once you've placed your camera here, notice how it changes to this eye.
And that tool is called, Look Around. And what this allows you to do is just left click and drag and we can look around the scene as if we are standing inside of it. This is a great way to give kind of a first person perspective view of a scene. Now, if you haven't placed your camera in the right position, or if you want to move it around, you can just select the Walk tool. And notice how it changes to a pair of feet. And all I have to do is just left click and drag and I can walk towards the door, I can walk away, and I can move my point of view anywhere I want.
Now, once I stop, it's like placing a tripod in that position. And again, I can just look around and again, manipulate that camera. So this is just another way to view and navigate your scenes. Now, if you want to get out of this, all you really have to do is just go back to the Pan tool. And you can pan your camera and you can roll your middle mouse wheel to Zoom or hold your middle mouse button to Orbit. So again, this is just one more way to navigate and look at your scenes.
Note: The core features of SketchUp Make, the free version of SketchUp covered in this course, and SketchUp Pro, the paid version of the program, are identical. Users of both versions should be able to follow along with the training.
- Creating new camera views
- Configuring custom toolbars on Mac and Windows
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Creating 3D text in SketchUp
- Measuring and labeling objects
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials on Mac and Windows
- Animating and rendering your drawings
Skill Level Intermediate
SketchUp 2016 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri3h 11m Intermediate
SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniqueswith George Maestri3h 1m Intermediate
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Draw in SketchUp
4. Measure and Label
5. Stay Organized
6. Work with Components
7. Materials and Textures: Windows
8. Materials and Textures: Mac
9. Rendering and Animation
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