View Full Version : Welcome to the new Sketchup Forum
January 2nd, 2009, 02:30 AM
I really hope this forum takes off and artists can figure out and learn an easy 3D Program that will help them develop their skills for both Concept and Illustration.
I am in NO way a master of sketchup, in fact I realllllllly hope some people can step up and help start this forum rolling by aiding help.
If anyone has ideas for this forum, please post your ideas here.
January 2nd, 2009, 02:41 AM
Most excellent I was wandering when this will pop up after watching both google video and Kemp's DVD tut.
A nice thing would be for a beginners guide that will go through the basic options and icons in the program. Although Sketchup is a very easy program to learn, it's still daunting for someone with little or no 3d background.
January 2nd, 2009, 03:03 AM
yeah, i would love to see something like that.
I think it would be good to have like challenges to build "simple" shapes.
I'm very new to the program so even the simplistic things are still alien to me.
January 2nd, 2009, 04:12 AM
Can we have some examples as to what the interface would look like?
Annd what is so appealing about this program? ;0
January 2nd, 2009, 04:25 AM
Here are some examples from Kemp Remillard
It's a marvelous program :)
January 2nd, 2009, 04:38 AM
I'm very pleased to see this new addition, thank you. I love Sketchup. If anyone is interested, there's a free renderer plugin, that will turn Sketchup models (which are fairly basic in appearance) into pretty realistic looking affairs with better lighting and texture.
There are others, no doubt, but this is the one I know.
Edit: Davi, I'm a little confused, are you new to Sketchup or "a master"?
January 2nd, 2009, 06:29 AM
Lynda.com recently added a full, four hour Sketchup course to its library too.
January 2nd, 2009, 08:52 AM
Sweetness. Sketchup is tons of fun. I'll post some of my stuff later today. Very cool to see this addition to the forum. After seeing that video of Massive Black using sketchup for the vehicle tut I was blown away. I cant wait to see and learn more about this program.
January 2nd, 2009, 12:10 PM
lol, sorry that was a typo. I'm NOT a master of sketchup :)
January 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM
Sweet. I've only fiddled in Sketchup a few times, but I really want to figure a way to use it as an aid for illustrations & designs.
Some tutorials would be great, from all of you experts out there. ;)
January 3rd, 2009, 06:59 AM
Nice! But why not embed all the tutorial video' (http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html)s google has to offer? Like in a seperate clean thread, then add all other tutorials in other threads?
January 3rd, 2009, 09:09 AM
Sketchup subforum is great idea. I started using this program some time ago and it's perfect aid for concept art.
Thanks for the renderer link joeparis. I was looking for some good one. Another promising thing I found lately is LightUp plugin which allows for adding simple realtime light to models. http://www.light-up.co.uk/. There are some quick video presentations of this plugin in "resources".
January 4th, 2009, 09:54 PM
I love sketchup. It's super easy to learn.
This subforum was a great idea. Thanks.
January 5th, 2009, 10:36 PM
"Newbie" here - although not for SketchUp. Signed up because I'm interested in everything that's SketchUp. Maybe I can even be of some help for others here. ;)
January 6th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Yayyyyyyyy sketchup forum. I heart this shit.
January 6th, 2009, 07:50 PM
i need some sketchup on my burger. mmmmm burgers. ;]
i'll be in here a lot. i already got a question:
how do i asymmetrically model two sides of an object? like
in Kemp's video. he was modeling one side as the other side
was doing exactly the same thing. i know how to do this in
Zbrush, but i cannot find the feature in Sketchup.
pm me the answer or answer here! thanks fellas & thanks CA!!!
January 9th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Matt - I dont know if that's how Kemp is doing it, but here's how I go about it... I create a component of a half of a vechicle. Then copy it and mirror it with the "flip along" option, so that two halfs make a nice full body of the tank. Making components helps you with editing - if you edit one - same changes apply to the other one - that's how you can edit both sides at the same time, a lot like in Zbrush.
Ps. Seeing the first model in Kemps tutorial i think that he does it the same way - you can see the line in the middle of the model - that's where the two components are connected. After you are finished with modeling both sides you can "explode" the two components and get rid of the line.
January 9th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Yeah. I wondered about this symmetry thing too and later I found that editing one component changes the rest. Later when you can turn it into regular model and it will connect.
January 9th, 2009, 03:08 PM
thirdeye: thank you very much. i probably would
have figured it out, but it would have taken me
WAAAAYY longer! cheers!!
January 10th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Woot...My only question is where can I find this most awesome program?
January 10th, 2009, 12:52 PM
http://sketchup.google.com/ have fun!
February 13th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Hey guys! I'm so lame for having missed this thread until now :/.
Davi, thanks for putting a sketchup thread up, already we've got sweet hookups for render plugins and some troublshooting to boot.
I only briefly looked through some of the sketchup image posts but I've got some stuff I'm getting together to post up in there so I'll take a long hard stroll through the terrain.
If anyone has any other sketchup questions please feel free to ask in the thread or a pm. Between Rich, Sam and I I think we're like a living, breathing users manual :D
Also if you somehow avoided the huge banner above my new video has some sketchup all up in it. -kemp
February 20th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Thanks for creating this section, Sketchup is a very easy to master app.
I will subscribe to this forum if anyone needs any help, I should be able to answer most questions about modeling and a wide range of questions about the render apps that are associated with it.
February 28th, 2009, 09:52 PM
One word for Sketchup: Addictive.
Although I am a good for nothing noob and is yet to do something good out of Sketchup, I might linger in this thread for a while.
March 9th, 2009, 10:03 AM
A Sketchup forum! Sweet!!
Just downloaded this badboy a couple of days ago - I'm a complete novice with this one but I reckon I'll soon fix that with this forum :)
Some great inspiration here, too!
April 17th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Thank you for creating this SketchUp forum davi! The program is amazing. I am learning 3Ds Max and while I am a 2D artist, I am learning SketchUp way faster. It is very easy for anyone to pick up after watching the tutorial videos and create some inspiring work for us all. The best feature is that we can get simple or complex work out of SketchUp and share it with others or even draw on top of what we made. I will post some work as soon as can!
May 27th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Sketchup is an amazing application. Really. It helps out a lot, especially in the field of work I'm getting into.
It's easier than doing the 3D version of buildings in Auto-CAD, and it kinda feels like I'm ousing MSPaint, mostly because it feels easy (not that it actually is, especially if you want to do a really detailed work).
July 27th, 2009, 08:03 AM
If you can, get your hands on Imagine FX 47 - As always, some excellent articles, including some Sketchup techniques on how this wonderful free program can be used for planning and composition.
September 4th, 2009, 03:08 PM
This is a great idea, hope to chip in with any help needed, been using it since version 3. Worked with Solo on the Sketchucation site as a Mod until recently (have my own site with another ex-mod now) so plenty help available.
February 23rd, 2010, 12:40 AM
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March 23rd, 2010, 05:49 PM
since everyone is talking about this sketchup program do any of you know anything about Blender? I used to use it about 2 yrs ago (to be honest was just learning how to use it and it confounded me)and I needed help then. I'm also using it on a linux based comp. If anyone can give me some pointer's I'd be very happy for the help. thnx
March 29th, 2010, 04:10 AM
since everyone is talking about this sketchup program do any of you know anything about Blender?
I have worked with Blender but I can tell you Sketchup is a LOT easier to learn (hours as opposed to weeks). Blender is probably one of the more difficult interfaces to master. If you wish to invest in learning a modelling app, I strongly recommend Sketchup.
N D Hill
December 26th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Does anyone here know where I can find a decent sketchup tutorial that I can work through to get me started? I downloaded it a little while ago and played around a bit but nothing too sophisticated.
December 26th, 2010, 06:55 PM
start with these videos