To create complex SketchUp geometries or to build solid parts it is often better to use Solid Tools for subtraction, and ensure 3D printability.
I am exploring SketchUp Diffusion’s potential through prompt engineering in this post where I use a single cube to create varied scenes.
In this tutorial I illustrate a useful technique for cases where you need to combine several texture images into one material. I am using the example of a cross-laminated timber (CLT) here but you can employ this for many other applications. The beauty of using SketchUp for this (instead of Photoshop) is that you can apply textures to correctly-scaled objects (which you first create using SketchUp’s modeling tools).
In this tutorial I create a parametric massing component (as a Live Component) completely from scratch in Trimble Creator. This allows me to cover geometry, parameters, Boolean operations and various user interface details and general processes.
The video tutorial demonstrates using SketchUp to transform portraits into 3D objects like vases or candle holders; ideal for personalized gifts. Advanced shape-morphing techniques are also shown.
In this tutorial I cover several approaches and techniques for creating 3D-printable pendants from SketchUp. This includes designs that need to be hanging in the balance (for pendants, earrings, mobile elements, etc.) as well as those with multiple support points (e.g. for name necklaces). Tutorial Video Links The extensions and websites that I mention in […]