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Make this?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:59 pm

Please forgive me for asking a newbie question. I just bought the
software.

Will someone point me in the right direction to make this in sketch-
up? Notice the flared ends! I'm trying to make the tub. :egrin:



Thanks

Louis

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Re: Make this?

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:01 pm

Louis,

I've made a quick model of the NG Bath. I've created
12 scenes which will give you an idea of the process
that I used. If you go through the scenes they will
show you the steps that I took.

BTW I'm sure there are probably lots of ways to do
this kind on model in SU ;Ö

Mike

NG Bath.skp
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Re: Make this?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:01 pm

Mike,

Thank You Very Much! I will take a look.

Louis

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Re: Make this?

Postby Gaieus » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:02 pm

Louis,

Why should you apologise for posting a newbie question in the Newbie Forum? That's what we have created it for; to "welcome" new users and to encourage them to post questions or even ideas that we can all learn from!

So welcome!
:)
_______

Edit: just two comments for Mike's excellent tutorial:

1) Make the ellipse by drawing a circle first and then scaling it in one direction
2) use the offset tool to create the thickness of the tub which you can Push/Pull up as in the tutorial.
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Re: Make this?

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:02 pm

No problem Louis, you are welcome. And Gai is right about
what he says. I should have included some text / explanations
but again I imagine there is no harm in you doing a bit of
figuring out ;)

That's the fun of SketchUp, finding lots of ways to be
things.

Mike
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Re: Make this?

Postby sorgesu » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:03 pm

I played with turning that tub on it's side and trying to triangulate that front bottom area a little further using the "add details" from the sandbox tools and then pre selecting an area and using the "smoove" tool to sqash in the bit that looks pinched in in the photo. Wasn't very successful. You guys have any ideas?
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Re: Make this?

Postby Gaieus » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:03 pm

Susan, I guess that's just some kind of reflection there. Or maybe the plumber was drunk when fitting it in and kicked the side?
:roll:
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Re: Make this?

Postby Japes » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:04 pm

Mike,

I followed your tutorial, but I having problems creating the top edge, rim of the bath, can you shed any light?

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Re: Make this?

Postby dylan » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:04 pm

Japes wrote:Mike,

I followed your tutorial, but I having problems creating the top edge, rim of the bath, can you shed any light?

Thanks

Hi,

What mike did is once he gets to scene 7 where he has created the top bath profile, he used push pull to get what is scene 8.
The next step you need to select the whole model, right click and Intersect with Model. Once you have done this you can start to carefully delete (erase) the top to leave yourself with the correct profile.
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Re: Make this?

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:04 pm

Hi Japes,

Dylan has covered the process.

'Intersect with Model' is a very useful tool.
If you are not familiar with it I suggest
that you play around with it using different
size boxes, cylinders etc.

Mike
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Re: Make this?

Postby Japes » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:05 pm

Thanks Dylan & Mike,

I did use intersect with model to create the profile and I did delete the parts I no longer needed, but this leaves me with an open edge/rim between the bath inner and outer, I'm having trouble filling this in, hope that makes sense, shout at me if not!
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Re: Make this?

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:07 pm

Japes .... well done so far. Yes, you are right it is
a little tricky filling in the rim surface of the tub.

When I was doing it I turned on 'Hidden Lines' so I could
locate where to start / finish lines. I think I also had
to draw over all lines to form triangles!

I'm now wondering if there is a better way to do this
as it would have been nice to have left the rim surface
in place after removing!

I'll have look at it and get back to you.

Mike

PS: Just dawned on me! If the cutting object was exploded
then delete as required it would be possible to leave the
tub rim surface in tact ?

PPS: I've tried what I suggested and it give a much cleaner
end result. When I come the think about it one on the guys
above mentioned this already, Dylan I think. Anyway, all is
well that ends well! I'm attaching a quickie skp showing what
I did.

Tub Rim Improvement.skp
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Re: Make this?

Postby Japes » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:08 pm

Mike Lucey wrote:PS: Just dawned on me! If the cutting object was exploded
then delete as required it would be possible to leave the
tub rim surface in tact ?


Thanks Mike,

Just tried that and it works for me
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