John Romeo draws 2D construction details of the scenic walls, posts, and beams in the Set Construction Details layer to create the 3D scenic elements in SketchUp.
- [Instructor] In this video, we're going to create elevations of the scenic elements in the set, with all the construction details. So I'm going to switch to this file, which has all the objects in the set drawn as complete flats in elevation only. There is our typical 8 by 12 wall, and we're going to draw a 4 by 8 flat that will be stacked multiple times to create the 8 by 12 wall.
And we're going to draw the sloped wall, and all of these other elements will be added into the file later, because a lot of the steps are redundant, and we won't have to spend all that time drawing all those pieces because they'll be very similar to the 4 by 8 flat. So we're going to get started drawing the 4 by 8 flat. Okay, so to start, click on Start.
And here we have a sample of the 4 by 8 flat that we're going to draw. So we're going to draw these rails first, and the corner blocks. And so we're going to just delete this. And right now we have guides that are preset for-- This is the top rail, which will be 3/4 of an inch separation, and the flat has toggle rails on two-foot centers.
And the flat is, again, 4 by 8 wide. So we'll start by drawing the top rail, and make that a component. And I would like to name that. And I'm going to call it C Top Rail-- Well, we'll just call it Rail 96 inches.
Click Create, and that rail is going to be the same rail on the bottom, so we'll create an instance of it with the move tool. And then we'll draw the toggle rail, which is going to be 46-1/2 inches by 3/4. And we'll make that into a component.
And name it, using C for construction, and naming it Toggle 46.5. And click Create. So I want to duplicate these toggle rails. Holding the Control key. Uncenter.
And pan over. One more time. Control key, or Option key if you're on a Mac. And ... Sorry, I orbited out by mistake. Let me get back to the top view here again. Sorry about that.
Okay, well the rails are in place, and the next step would be to put in the corner blocks, so I'll grab the rectangle tool and draw a block that's going to be 5 inches wide by inch and an eighth. And make that into a component. And I'm just going to name it C Block.
Click Create. And we need to make a few duplicates of that. The Move tool, holding the Control key. As many of these in position as we can. Let's move over with the Move tool.
Okay, and holding the Shift key, select them all. And the Move tool. Make a copy. And the frame with the blocks of the 4 by 8 is all set. And let's make this a component.
But make sure you click on the object. Make Component. And we'll call it C 4x8 Flat. Now this will be stacked, if I go back to our wall elevations here. So remember that the wall is going to be 8 by 12, and then we're going to stack two more instances of that on top of each other.
And the technical term would be railroading. So with the Move tool, jack this up, and make a copy. So there you have our 8 by 12 wall. And this will be very useful later on when we go into Layout and make construction drawings.
- Drawing a 2D ground plan
- Drawing scenic elements
- Making walls 3D
- Adding textures
- Adding props
- Lighting and rendering with SU Podium and V-Ray
- Creating presentation and construction drawings with SketchUp LayOut