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

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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3D Basecamp in Vancouver is a Wrap!

3D Basecamp in Vancouver is a Wrap!

First impression for all attendees The SketchUp 3D Basecamp (and Bootcamp) user conference that just wrapped up its weeklong stay in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, is the latest in a series of bi-annual meetings. The organizers again chose an inspiring venue and the main difference with previous conferences was that the 2000 iteration never happened due to a well-known global event. Therefore, attendees were four years out from their last meetings and hence quite excited to see each other again. Now, that is a pretty nice location for a conference! Everyone who knows this city knows how nice the conference location in the convention center is (or is it "centre" - we are in Canada, after all). The only disruption came when cruise ships departed next door with their horns blaring. I gave four talks on different topics at this conference. Below are the cover slides for those. When I get back home, I'll post more here about various details that I just didn't...
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