Use Sketchup to Model for Google Earth

How To : Use SketchUp to model for Google Earth

This 3D software modeling tutorial series shows you step by step how to create a suitable model for Google Earth within SketchUp. The series will start by showing you how to export data from Google Earth to use for reference, how to build and optimize the modle, texture it in ...more

How To : Place a Google SketchUp model in LayOut

Working closely with SketchUp models is key to LayOut and the primary feature that makes LayOut so unique. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to place a SketchUp model in LayOut. To place the model, go to file and simply click insert. Find your model and the ...more

How To : Model in SketchUp and Google 3D Warehouse

This tutorial is on using SketchUp to draw a simple 3D model with textures and using Google's 3D Warehouse. In addition, the potential for use with Ppervision3D is discussed through SketchUp's 3D collada export. Mike Lively, Director of Instructional Design at Northern Kentuck ...more

How To : Model with photographs in Google SketchUp

This video series shows you everything you need to know about completing a model from photographs in SketchUp. It follows Chapter 7 of the book Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 shows you how to add photos to faces. PART 2 explains how to move, scale, rotate, shear and disto ...more

How To : Model a tractor in Google SketchUp 6

Google SketchUp is a powerful 3 dimensional modeling tool that boasts comprehensiveness and versatility for the average, everyday user. Unlike some of its contemporaries, this program is very user friendly. Check out this tutorial and learn how to go about modeling a Tractor f ...more

How To : Make scaled maps in Sandbox 2 for the game Crysis

So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more

How To : Establish the modeling mindset for SketchUp

This video series helps you understand and get in the right mindset to model in SketchUp. It accompanies Chapter 2 of Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 explains the relationship between edges and faces. PART 2 shows you how to give instructions with the drawing axes. PART 3 ...more

How To : Present your models in SketchUp

This video series shows you all the steps involved in properly presenting your models inside SketchUp. The videos correspond to Chapter 10 of the book Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 discusses standing in the right spot and how to use the position camera tool. PART 2 expla ...more

How To : Match photos when modeling in Google SketchUp

Matching a photo allows you to import and align the SketchUp axes to match the photo perspective you want to use as a modeling reference. With this done, you can create models using the photo as a direct reference. PART ONE covers the basics of importing and aligning the axis ...more

How To : Keep your SketchUp model organized

This video series explains how to keep your SketchUp model organized. The videos correspond to Chapter 5 of the book Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 explains how to group things together. PART 2 shows you how to select and replace instances. PART 3 covers making new compon ...more

How To : Use the walk tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the walk tool in Google SketchUp. The walk tool allows you to explore model from eye height. When you click and drag, you'll see a plus sign appear. YOu'll be able to move slowly or rapidly accordingly. This tutorial ...more

How To : Use the dimension tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the dimension tool in Google SketchUp. This tutorial covers how to add dimensions directly to your model and how to adjust dimension settings. To dimension a distance between two points, simply select the dimension t ...more

How To : Use the section tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the section tool in Google SketchUp. This tutorial covers how to create cut-away views of your model in any direction, the context options for the section plane, and how to move and rotate the section plane. You can ...more

How To : Model a dog house in SketchUp

This video series will help you get started learning SketchUp by showing you how to make a dog house. The videos correspond to chapter 3 of Google SketchUp for Dummies. In PART ONE you build the model, PART TWO you slap on some paint, and in PART THREE you switch on the sun (c ...more

How To : Use the tape measure tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the tape measure tool in Google SketchUp. You can use this tool to measure edges and distance, create construction geometry or dashed guidelines, and resize individual groups or the entire model. This tutorial covers ...more

News : A 3-in-1 Model

These drawings were made with Google SketchUp. There is a dodecahedral model, icosahedral model, and a third I don't know the name of, made of rhombic faces obtained by connecting vertices of the other two. The final image is all three models together. I'll use a ShopBot CNC r ...more

NR50 : The People to Watch in Mobile Augmented Reality

While the world is only recently becoming aware of its existence, augmented reality has been around in some form or another since the '90s. In the last decade, with the advancement and miniaturization of computer technology — specifically smartphones and tablets — AR has becom ...more

How To : Intersect models in Google SketchUp

Did you know you can intersect models when working in Google SketchUp? If you didn't, that's because the intersection tool is only available from the contexts menu. This SketchUp tutorial will show you how to find the tool and use it to intersect SketchUp objects. These operat ...more

How To : Build a building in Google SketchUp

This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good ide ...more

How To : Use LayOut in SketchUp 6 Pro

Have you seen the new 'program-within-a-program' in Google Sketchup 6? It's called LayOut, and it provides SketchUp users a cool way to present their 3D models in a 2D paper-space environment. Mike Tadros shows you how to use the new program LayOut available in SketchUp 6 Pro ...more

How To : Use Google SketchUp Web Exporter

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to use the Web Exporter tool in Google SketchUp. The SketchUp Web Exporter allows you to export your models for 3D interaction in a web browser. You will need to have the Web Exporter plug-in installed before watching the Sketch ...more

How To : Build stairs in Google SketchUp

Stairs! Step by step! This free video tutorial presents a guide to building stairs in Google's popular online 3D modeling tool, SketchUp. For a complete overview of the process, watch this 3D modeler's how-to.

How To : Break apart a picture frame in Google SketchUp

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows one approach to breaking a picture frame created through the follow-me tool into the actual pieces that would be used to build it in Google SketchUp. Learn a basic method at first, then create a series of "jigs" that could be used for f ...more

How To : Use the select tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the select tool in Google SketchUp. Making good selections in SketchUp is crucial in properly using the other tools available in this 3 Dimensional modeling program. This tutorial covers the basic selections, window ...more

How To : Change and choose your styles on Google SketchUp 6

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to choose, change, or update different styles to your sketch up models in Google SketchUp 6. This tutorial covers the new Styles dialog box that is a part of Google SketchUp 6. This replaced the previous dialog box called " ...more

News : New Release of AR-media 2.0 for 3ds Max

AR-media has made some great Augmented Reality software. You can check out their new AR-media™ Plugin for Autodesk® 3ds Max® OR their AR-media™ Plugin for Google™ SketchUp™. They use a marker based technology that allows you to create models in either 3ds Max or SketchUp, then ...more

How To : Use the paint bucket tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional vidoe and learn how to use the paint bucket tool in Google SketchUp. Selecting the paint bucket tool will open the materials browser. The materials browser is different for windows and mac users. On windows, the browser has two main tabs to se ...more

How To : Inference lock in Google SketchUp

Inference locking is the ability to draw or move in only one locked direction in SketchUp. This SketchUp tutorial will teach you how to use the inference lock technique and show a few examples of inference locking in use and the advantages it has for modeling and navigating th ...more

How To : Use accuracy in Google SketchUp

This 3D modeling software video covers multiple tools that will help you be more accurate and precise when building in SketchUp. SketchUp has many tools that make it easy to be creative when designing buildings or models, but it's just as important that they be accurate. Learn ...more

How To : Create a face where you want it in SketchUp

Sometimes SketchUp won't create a face where you want it. This troubleshooting video that accompanies Chapter 16 of the book "Google SketchUp for Dummies" will help you solve the problem and get on with your modeling!

Technology Begets Art : Google Earth Gets Trippy

Enter the warped geography of Clement Valla, a recent R.I.S.D. MFA graduate who fancies himself a sort of Google Earth preservationist. The artist's "Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges" series manipulates the software's alogrithmic mappings as an exploration of human/compute ...more

How To : The Official Google+ Insider's Guide Index

Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide to all things Google+. We're dedicated to keeping you updated with all the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+, and this official index will serve as a one-stop catalog of all our How-To articles, as well as all the news & updates we' ...more

News : Developer Conjures Virtual Haunted House with ARCore

If you're following the classic Halloween playbook closely, you've already got a costume or three picked out, you've binged-watched your favorite horror movies, and you've likely visited a haunted house. But it's 2017, so how about trying something new, like a haunted house th ...more

Apple AR : Get Up Close to Our Solar System Using AR

Our universe has never been closer thanks to Apple's ARKit. YouTube user Jenil Kansara has been playing around with ARKit features and created a solar system in his room. The cool part about this is that the planets orbit the sun, it's not just a stagnant rendering. He seems ...more

News : HoloStudy Teaches Science in 3D Using the HoloLens

Humans learn best by doing or through an experience, and so the holographic environments provided in virtual and mixed reality are ripe with educational opportunities. HoloStudy took this to heart and created an educational science app that teaches you with animated models you ...more

How To : Turn Your Galaxy S9 into a Google Pixel

Unless you own an Exynos model, there won't be much development on the custom ROM front for the Galaxy S9. But that doesn't mean you have to put up with all of the UI quirks from Samsung Experience (née TouchWiz). With a little work, you can give your S9 a stock Android makeov ...more

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