Making Replacement Parts with SketchUp is So Easy!

Making Replacement Parts with SketchUp is So Easy!

The new knob is in its place I recently had the need to replace a broken knob on our dryer and instead of tracking down the original replacement part, I 3D printed the knob from a SketchUp model I made in a few minutes. Check out my blog post and see how I did it: https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/dryer-fix-made-easy-3d-printing/ ...
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How to Best Prepare Your SketchUp Models for Sketchfab.com

How to Best Prepare Your SketchUp Models for Sketchfab.com

These days, there are quite a few ways in which we can share a SketchUp model with the world, thanks to a technology that is built right into most modern browsers: WebGL. One example is Trimble's 3D Warehouse, where an uploaded model becomes an interactive one just by clicking on a small icon: Other web services expand on this technology. Of those, Sketchfab offers amazing possibilities when it comes to adjusting the model and its materials after upload. Using its 3D Editor, you can tweak the interactive WebGL model quite a bit. Here is an example of an edited SketchUp model. I covered the process of preparing a SketchUp model, uploading, and adjusting it in a recent guest post on the Sketchfab blog. You can read it at the link below. Feel free to discuss anything related to this process in the comments below this post. Below is a link to the original Sketchup model: ...
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Modeling and Rendering my 2015 Christmas Card Image

Modeling and Rendering my 2015 Christmas Card Image

Did you see my 2015 Christmas card tree image on this site? In case you were wondering how I modeled and rendered it, here is a video that explains that process. It's a bit of a minimalistic design, but as you can see in the video, I used a bunch of SketchUp extensions and the Twilight Renderer to make it happen. I hope you find the tips and tricks useful for your own projects. Covered topics: studio setup, materials, Erode extension, components, scale tool, Fredoscale extension, Selection Toys extension, Profile Builder extension, Twilight extension, Twilight materials, Twilight lights, Twilight rendering options. Tutorial Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMBhhXavm48&feature=youtu.be ...
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Better Modeling for 3D Warehouse – and Anywhere

Just a quick heads-up: The SketchUp folks just posted a set of videos that explain how to create better models for sharing on the 3D Warehouse. I am linking to the videos and post here because I have way too often come across models where the scale was off, the component nesting didn't make sense, textures were too detailed etc. This is especially crucial if there might be a desire to 3D print them later. Check out the videos and original link below for more information... https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-bndkJaV8A75zuNAf0A5NCfF8beEve7V&v=_JHWKf0D070 Original Link What makes a great 3D Warehouse model? A checklist… ...
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