How to model a Teardrop Lamp in SketchUp

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modeling a teardrop lamp

If you struggle with making complicated models like this TearDrop Lamp then this 4 minute screencast is just what you need.

You will learn how to apply several common techniques in SketchUp along with using various plugins to speed up the modeling process.

This tutorial is aimed at Intermediate SketchUp Users who are familiar with array modifiers, scaling handles and component instances. Along with installing SketchUp plugins and extensions.

Adding Ivy in PhotoShop

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adding ivy in photoshop

Using image editors like PhotoShop or GIMP to add elements can dramatically reduce render times and help to keep your SketchUp scenes more navigable.

In this tutorial you will learn how a masked image can quickly add an extra dimension to your SketchUp renders.

This method requires you to be familiar with PhotoShop or GIMP and be able to apply masks and perform various brightness corrections.

Texturing an Arch #2

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archIn this tutorial, we shall go through setp-by-step, how to distort a material to follow a curve. The example will be an arch but it can of course be anything. In this tutorial, we use two plugins (note that both need some additional plugin libraries installed):

ThomThom's UV Toolkit 2

and Freo6's FredoScale.

How to make a spiral stair

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Spiral 1

Today you will learn how to make a spiralling stairs when you have no CAD files only an image. In this image you can see that we have key dimensions to work from like the stairs width and the inner and outer radii.

This method uses no plugins and requires only a basic understanding of SketchUp. So regardless of your user level you are sure to find some useful tips in this tutorial.


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