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Old February 24th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #1
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Sketchup - A step by step lesson

Hello everyone,

I've had a million Private messages from a bunch of you for help on making building's in Sketchup. I don't know how well this will work but I am going to post a step by step, from concept, to modeling in sketchup, to rendering in 3DS Max. I will be posting screenshots, and possible videos to go with each lesson. I will post a lesson at a time Sound like a good idea? Good! If not, I'm going to do it anyway.

Here is the table of contents: (Will get larger)

Mid-Rise 3 story Retail/Office Building.

Lesson One: Basic Building Shape. POSTED! Link
Lesson Two: Basic Materials (Painting). POSTED! Link

Lesson Three: Building Support Details
Lesson Four: TBA
Lesson Five: TBA

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Old February 24th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Lesson One: Basic Building Shape:

As I mention before, I will be posting lessons, when time allows. Depending on the difficulty, I may post videos as well. OK onto the first lesson.

My ideas usually stem from a detail I see in a building, and then I go from there and let the imagination run wild. The important thing is to keep trying things, I always add stuff to my buildings all the time and hate it. I remove whatever I did and try something else.

With that said, what I want to do is a mid-rise 3 story building with retail at the bottom and two stories of office space. I want it to be an expensive looking building, with nice modern details. The building will reside on the corner of the street.

First Step:

This is the basic shape I wanted, about 12,000 square feet a floor (sorry Europeans, I'm a spoiled American and refuse to learn the metric system. Accept it.) The bottom floor (retail) is 20' high and the other floors (office) are 15' high respectively. I created lines to seperate my floors as a guide for now.



Step 2:

This is the detail that I saw in real life that fascinated me. The outer supports of the building did not reach the roof, so I decided to incorporate architectual detail into the building. I drew an outline her to get an idea of the look. The supports will end about 5' from the top of the roof



Step 3:

I extended the roof overhang out 5' from the building. I used the follow me tool to follow the roof line. (Video Demo).



Step 4 and 5:

Create the footprint (plane) for the support and select all of it and create component. I named it support1, descriptive huh? Then edit the component and pull it to the top of the outline.




Step 6:

Copy the component you just made and rotate it 45 degrees and connect it to the other support outline.



Step 7:

Create another support footprint for the rest of the building. Make it a component.



Step 8:

Copy the component along the building 15' apart from each other.



Step 9:

the other side as well.



Step 10:

Edit one of the components and pull the support plane all the way to the same level as the as the first supports we made.



And here it is our basic shape, not very exciting but it will be. I promise.

Here is the model up to this point

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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #3
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Thanks Brett!

Yeah I was about to send you another PM asking for a Step 3 Tutorial, now there is no need.

Thanks.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #4
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can't wait for #4 and #5
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Old February 24th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #5
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Great lesson
Although i do prefer the video tutorails, but this is still great
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #6
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Oh my god!! you are da profesor!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone...
I added a video demo of the follow me tool. Lesson 2 is coming up later today. Oh and also, as things get more complicated I will be adding more video demos.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #8
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Quick question (anyone can answer this): How do make curved glass?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #9
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Depends what kind of curve, generally you just make your curve and paint it with a transparent texture.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #10
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how bout adding the old videos?
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Old February 28th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #11
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how bout adding the old videos?

They are still up: do a search.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #12
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LESSON 2:

Sorry guys, the past two days my web server was being a little bitch, and wouldn't let me upload anything. Remember the video files are large so you may want to right-click and save them to your computer... Also at the bottom I have attached the model and textures complete after lesson 2 for reference.

Anyway:

Step 1:

OK now that we have our basic it shape, we need some basic materials, this video goes over basic material creation and painting.
Step 1 Video (16MB)

After your done you should have something that looks like this:


Step 2:

Now we are going to "paint" or texture the buildings supports, this next video demonstrates manipulating a texture. We create a new texture from manipulating a current texture.

Step 1 Video (26MB)

You should have something that looks like this:



... and that is basically it for Lesson 2.

I am providing the model up to this point to see what your model should look like. The zip file contains the model and the textures. Lesson 2 Model and Textures (1 MB)
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #13
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Thankyou Brett.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #14
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thanx brett
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Old March 1st, 2007, 03:11 AM   #15
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You're welcome... Hopefully people will find this useful.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #16
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Old March 8th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #17
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Old March 18th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #18
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Nice textures on there!
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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:02 AM   #19
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sketchup book

Hello everyone,
A while back i purchased the Sketchup Book all 500 pages of it and full of
great info...it is amazing how many hidden uses the icons have. The book can get a bit tedious at times but if you hunker down and read throught it plus do the exercises it is well worth it.
I got my copy from " At Last" and it was about $ 91.00
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #20
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can u scan and post some of the pages from it which u think are interesting and teach something?
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