Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby TBoy » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:15 am

Box wrote:Thankyou gentlemen, I suspect though that many people find them boring.


Boring ?? No Box. This is one of the most useful topics in the forum.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:03 pm

Thanks Tboy, you'll find a few more if you are interested here.
https://forums.sketchup.com/t/out-of-the-box/
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:29 pm

Here's a simple knife using Autofold to give the blade shape.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:52 pm

Using a .png image as a texture is a handy way of faking detailed geometry.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:31 am

Here's a simple method for making low poly vent louvers.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby baz » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:28 am

I Lurve a Louvre.
Nicely done.
Cheers Baz.

PS: You don't need to get out more?
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:49 pm

One of the many useful tools that people often miss amongst all of Fredo's wonders is the Convert to Arc/Circle (part of Curvisard) that puts arcs and circles back together so the Cardinal points function.
Follow me explodes Arcs and Circles and if you weld them they become Curves, which don't have the special feature that is Cardinals.

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby GD3Design » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:13 pm

Box wrote:One of the many useful tools that people often miss amongst all of Fredo's wonders is the Convert to Arc/Circle (part of Curvisard) that puts arcs and circles back together so the Cardinal points function.
Follow me explodes Arcs and Circles and if you weld them they become Curves, which don't have the special feature that is Cardinals.



Every time I check this thread, I either learn something new or realize a different way to approach a problem. Thanks for sharing, Box!
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:24 pm

That's good, I'm glad a few people get something out of my ramblings.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:02 pm

Here's a pretty simple twilight render of a basic scene animation. Two components, 17 scenes, odd number because it loops.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:24 pm

GD3Design wrote:...Every time I check this thread, I either learn something new or realize a different way to approach a problem. Thanks for sharing, Box!
So do I :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat May 29, 2021 9:51 am

Here's a dose of Fredo.
Curved wall framing for windows.

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Sat May 29, 2021 10:35 am

:thumb: :thumb: Thanks! an extremely instructive Dose of Fredo video! Everything 3D is generated from this "curved sheet of paper" :)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat May 29, 2021 11:00 am

I did miss one pane of glass though, so it will be a bit drafty.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:07 am

Some things in Sketchup aren't immediately obvious, one is that when you use the 'Hide Rest of Model' option, you can still intersect faces with things that aren't visible.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:31 am

Here's a little tip for making all those fancy railing fences.
Note: I'm using keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste in place.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby tuna1957 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:27 pm

Bravo ! The Box goodness never ends :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:49 pm

Here's a Sunday doodle
Arch tunnel.jpg

and the method used to make it.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:39 pm

...toll toll toll! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:01 pm

Simple is beautiful! :enlight:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:07 am

Some pipes and the basic method used to make them.
Headers.png

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:01 pm

Tig's excellent Grow plugin makes creating tapering dots very simple.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Glenn at home » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:23 pm

LOL, nice exhaust header tutorial, great stuff! I just had some installed on my car last week. I should have took a shot at designing my own ;)
Thanks for sharing.
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