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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby theoss » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Hi, I'm Theo from Oss and I joined the forum to download the bezierspline plugin. About 5 years ago I made a 3d model of a boat and now I have no idea how I made the curvy lines on the boat back then. Hopefully I can come to the same result with the plugin.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby theoss » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:09 pm

excellent plugin! just the curvy lines i needed!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby dbroderick » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Hello my name is Dylan and I joined today. I have been working with the trial version for a couple weeks now. Been watching the You Tube videos and tutorials. But,still have a ton of questions. I an really having fun with it.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pbacot » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:46 pm

Welcome, Dylan. After a couple years you may "still" have even more questions. It seems there is always someone here who can answer them .

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Hussel Hann » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:42 am

Hi all..

My name is Hussel Hann..its a great pleasure to know y'all.
After seeing all the masterpiece inside the gallery...geezzz...i feel like i am just a little kid who just learn how to hold a pencil. you guys are great, and your design are more than amazing. Wish to be just like y'all. I knew about google sketchup a couple of weeks ago and immediately fall in love with it. Hope that i can show my design soon.

Thank u sketchucation. :D
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby alexus » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:29 pm

Hello,
I am French and I live in Paris. I teach technology in middle school. I would like improve my abilities to use Sketchup. The trouble is I am not very good at English, espacially at "technical English". So I would like to participate at french forum. I think I chekboxed in French forum, but it looks that it does'nt work...
Thank you for your answer.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Hi Alexus and welcome!

Do you teach SketchUp? :)

Your usergroup settings seem to work and you are in the French usergroup. You should be able to see and post in the French forum now.

Beware of Pilou! :D
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby alexus » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:34 pm

Thank you for your answer.
I got this message "Congratulations,
You have been added to the "Français" group on "SketchUcation Community
Forums
".
But when I click I get "You are not authorised to view the member list or profiles".
Does it means I have to wait a little bit or something is it wrong ?
I answer your question : Yes I would like to teach sketchup seriously, but I have no lesson ready to use which is related with the national Technology program. Anyway, I have to learn much more about Sketchup.
By the way, I am 51 and some of my pupils know Sketchup and they are much better than me...
See you.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:38 pm

alexus wrote:Does it means I have to wait a little bit

Yes, newly registered members have some limited permissions for a short while. Here it's about the member list and profiles, not the forum itself

However at the bottom of the forum index, you should see the French forum.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Cherryni » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:33 am

Thanks for your kind message!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Errant » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:48 pm

Hello :)

Just installed SU8 Pro and am trying to learn the ropes. Went through the Google tutorials and am hooked. I'm looking forward to playing/learning more!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Nentautako » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:08 am

hi all... this is newby from indonesia, its been 3 years i knew this gorgeous application... i dont spend much time in sketchup cause i'm 2D designer... most of time i'm using corel and illustrator. but i kept 2 gigas of sketchup designs download from the Warehouse.....

currently i am challenge to build a 3D design of indonesian motorcyles.... it should be a honor if i could meet or introduced someone here by the name of MANDUN.... who is this great brother? i love your work of HONDA HORNET 600F... ;)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:12 am

Hi Roy and welcome!

Unfortunately we do not have a member with this username - I am not sure if he is a member here maybe with another alias...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby aconnoll » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:11 am

Hello all, Id like to introduce myself. I’m Adam from Perth, Western Australia.

I’ve been lurking on this forum for a while now but haven’t contributed (yet). I’ve been “hobby modelling” on and off since the 486 days when I used to use a program I think called “CAD 3D” or something by Expert? That was a long time ago. Recently, my passion for modelling has been rekindled and I picked up Sketchup about 6 months ago. It was slow going for me at the start but I eventually read everything I could, looked at every tutorial I could, and was immensely inspired by the works of ixlrlxi/600v (amongst many others, some on here).

I then found this forum and was blessed by the fantastic content and willing help available. I commend all of the contributors and regulars that help out new modellers. I hope to one day have the ability to help out the newbies.

My interest in modelling is definitely cars and machinery in general. Whilst I haven’t had much luck with making decent cars, ive recently started playing around with SDS and will likely purchase Artisan soon. I hope to have a model of a car soon for all of the seniors to critique and hope to refine my mesh making skills. The more I research, the more I’m overwhelmed with just how many different ways there are of doing things. Using plug-ins, not using plug-ins, etc.. all I can do is baby steps I suppose and im sure to some it just comes naturally.

Anyway, a big thank you for all the great work being done here :thumb:

Cheers,
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:30 pm

Hi, Adam:
Welcome to the forums. Enjoy your journey.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Marietto » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:46 pm

Hey guys, I'm new to sketchup.
I'm using the free version of SketchUp 8.

Thanks guys
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Roidsan » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Roy,

Even if you are unable to find MANDUN, you can do a search on "Honda" and "Motorcycle" and find several posts. I don't know if there is anything in there that will help you, you would have to explore those posts to see, but it might be useful.

There are some incredible car model building tutorials and examples that may assist you with the organic parts of a motorcycle design. Start with EliseiDesign at http://ely862me.webs.com/ His work is beyond words.

Good luck,

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Nentautako » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:18 am

Roidsan wrote:Roy,

Even if you are unable to find MANDUN, you can do a search on "Honda" and "Motorcycle" and find several posts. I don't know if there is anything in there that will help you, you would have to explore those posts to see, but it might be useful.

There are some incredible car model building tutorials and examples that may assist you with the organic parts of a motorcycle design. Start with EliseiDesign at http://ely862me.webs.com/ His work is beyond words.

Good luck,

Lloyd


thank for the link... what a stunning tutorials :o
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby sr_gregorio » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:11 pm

Hi my name is Mauro from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:03 pm

Hi Mauro and welcome. Feel comfortable here.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Nebuhcaneza » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:51 am

Hello. Steve from London, Ontario Canada.

I am quite new to the Sketchup universe. I came across this wonderful product during my journey into custom arcade cabinet building. I found the tool invaluable in designing/re-designing my plans before taking saw to wood (or MDF in my case). I am currently using the Google Sketchup Version 8 free product and love it. This tool has helped me move from interested in woodworking and designing to actually doing it.

I have only just found this forum as I continue to search for a clear how-to on making a simple 3D box and then cutting a portion of it to make as a lid. I am sure this is rather simple but it has caused me grief to no end. This is for my second project a custom cigar humidor. Again never would've happened if it wasn't for Sketchup.

I look forward to learning lots from everyone here and hope to help others along the way.

Thanks.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby graniteman » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:22 am

Hello My name is Tim,

I have been using sketchup a while now to help me design memorials & give a better drawing to our suppliers.

Most of my designs are very basic, however I am starting to try & draw more of our fancier memorials.

I am of course coming across more problems which I generally overcome eventually. So my question is to try & speed
up some of my work generally so I don't keep customers & suppliers waiting to long.

I have drawn a rope effect to go onto a kerbing how can I slice it off at a certain point without altering the rest
of the rope??

Any help appreciated

Regards

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:26 am

Hi Tim and welcome),

I guess you could use the intersect tool but I am not 100% certain of the answer without seeing what you exactly mean.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby graniteman » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:12 am

Thanks for being so quick.

The intersect tool won't do it as the kerb is not a solid object, but a curved object grouped to a rectangle.

I would add a screenshot but not sure how to attach it.

Regards

Tim
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:16 am

The new "solid tools" intersect indeed only works with solids but there's still the good old, manual way of intersecting. The skp file would even be better (especially if you could mark what exactly you want to do or add a screenshot as well).

Below the text area you are typing your post, there is an "attachment" tab. Multiple attachments function (the plus sign) is broken so you need to add them one by one to the same post.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Nthaoe » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:35 am

Hello All

My name is Peter, I've been using sketchup for the last couple of years to model setups for circus shows. It's been an incredible help.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Lockey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:53 am

Hi all, Tony here from Perth, Western Australia

I am relatively new to Sketchup, did a 2 day course a couple of months ago and it got me started.

I have been muddling through since then and getting very frustrated at times BUT seem to be coming to grips with it a little now. I have downloaded a few plugins which have made things a little easier.

My interests are in aero modelling, coming back to it after about a 25 year break I find that things are a lot different … electric flight and Depron foam seems to be the go these days.

I have a question that one of you guys might be able to help with,

Lets say I have a part that needs to wrap around a former, .. if I was using paper then it would work out to be right BUT I am using 6mm thick Depron Foam
If I make the pattern wrap around the former to the inside size of the 6mm foam, it is too short.
If I make the pattern wrap around the former to the outside of the foam then it is too long

Hope this makes sense, have included a couple of pics

Anyway guys …. Hi from “Downunder”

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Roidsan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:00 am

Hey you new gals and guys, wait a minute, I’m one of you, Ok, so….whenever you mention anything that you have done/tried/made in SU, try really hard to show an example. Without that, the people here that can help are trying to do so in the dark. :(

Learn how to do a screen capture/screen grab on your computer (go to your “Help” selection and type in “screen capture” and follow the instructions). If you can make a jpeg out of it, you can attach it with your post. :)

Try it. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again. Eventually you will learn how to post examples, and then you will be able to communicate with you colleagues and get the benefit of all of the helpful people on SketchUcation. :D

One other thing, anything that you can post cannot possibly be as beginner, crude, messed up as anything that “newbie me” has tried to post, so don’t give up and help your helpers with an example of that messed up thing you are trying to build. :roflmao:

And Nthaoe/Peter, how about showing us some of those circus shows, sounds very interesting. :D

Lloyd
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby LooksSketchy2MeXD » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:59 am

Hello fellow "New" and "Old Masters" of SketchUp, I go by the name of Sketchy@Best over in the 3Dwarehouse, and thought I had an old account here on the forums named HeinzSketchUp.. LOL!! :lol: but it appears that since I was NOT very active I might have gotten the boot.. *insert shrug here* Anyhow, I've been using SketchUp 7.1 and 8.0 for 2.. no wait.. omg 3 years now :shock: and I just love the program. I know it was and probably STILL IS meant for architectural purposes, but I'm one of the few artsy types that likes using this intuitive program to make artsy stuff with. XD

I'm by no means a master artist, nor a master using S.U. but if a half baked individual like myself and make some pretty decent looking fan art of Leiji Matsumoto's masterpiece spaceships, heck... many of you MORE artsy types could probably make much more amazing things in S.U.

Here's a direct link to Uchuu Senkan Yamato made by me, for those interested. :D
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... revstart=0

and here's the EDF Andromeda ;)
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 9c4c05993b

and here's Desslok's ship :)
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 9c4c05993b

and like I've mentioned above, if a half skilled goof like myself can make these amazing vessels in S.U. I'm pretty sure you more skilled types could make wonders happen... and DON'T freak out of be put off about using SketchUp, because it is if anything, intuitive and easy to learn.. Heck I learned it.. You can too! :D

Best of luck to you new users! :berserk:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:04 am

No, we do not kick anyone out due to inactivity merely so it may have been another username. Anyway, welcome - or welcome "back"!
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