Alex' collection of SketchUp tutorials and news posts that talk about all SketchUp topics: modeling, rendering, scripting, extensions, fabrication, etc. The five most recent tutorials and news posts are listed below. You can find everything else in the topic category archives: News Blog, SketchUp Tutorials, 3D Modeling, Extensions, Making, Rendering, Scripting, SketchUp Basics

Latest SketchUp Tutorials & News

Joyful Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2023!

Joyful Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2023!

You can interact with the 3D model here. To my readers, friends and colleagues: I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate it), and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2023! A little bit more peace on earth would also go a long way! Cheers,Alex P.S.: As usual, I modeled everything in SketchUp. This is indeed my (messy) handwriting that I captured on an iPad, then vectorized it, and then pulled into SketchUp via DXF. Want to see how I did this? I'll post a video soon to sketchupfordesign.com and my YouTube channel. ...
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Using Imported Files in Trimble Creator

Using Imported Files in Trimble Creator

https://youtu.be/pOpmThy1KA8 In this tutorial I show yuou how you can import geometry that was created in SketchUp (and an image) into Trimble Creator so that we can add parametric behavior to it. I cover the basic import workflow, model cleanup, texturing, and parametric sizing here. Trimble Creator is a tool/service that allows you to create parametric "Live Components" for SketchUp and lets you come up with some cool designs (or product configurators). You can try it for yourself at creator.trimble.com. If you like, you can modify and download the Live Component that I created in this tutorial here. Have you tried Trimble’s Creator yet? Let me know below in the comments what you think about it. ...
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Parametric Highrise Models with Trimble Creator

Parametric Highrise Models with Trimble Creator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciocDOO_ags 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. Trimble Creator is a tool/service that allows you to create parametric "Live Components" for SketchUp and lets you come up with some cool designs (or product configurators). You can try it for yourself at creator.trimble.com. If you like, you can modify and download the Live Component that I created in this tutorial here. Have you tried Trimble’s Creator yet? Let me know below in the comments what you think about it. ...
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Patterned Panels from Images and Formulas

Patterned Panels from Images and Formulas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu-8x8Y1dnw In this tutorial I show how you can use my Scale By Tools SketchUp extension to create various designs for patterned panels. We start with sine and power equations and then use images to form intricate screen designs. This video extends what I had covered in an earlier video, included here for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmvTROcPETY I hope you are enjoying this tool. Let me know in the comments how you are using it. ...
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Trimble Creator: Introduction to Parametric SketchUp

Trimble Creator: Introduction to Parametric SketchUp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joc6ouRTaTg In this tutorial I show how the newly released Trimble Creator works. This tool/service allows you to create parametric "Live Components" for SketchUp and lets you come up with some cool designs (or product configurators). You can try all of this for yourself at https://creator.trimble.com/. If you want to experiment with my models, search for "alexschreyer" there. Also, all of my Trimble Creator videos are contained in this YouTube playlist. Have you tried Trimble's Creator yet? Let me know below in the comments what you think about it. ...
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