Sketchup for Interior Design books

Sketchup for Interior Design books
Now Sketchup 2013 for Interior Designers

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to create a tufted seat using Sandbox > From Scratch, Smoove a Catmull-Clark Subdivision plugin.

  1. Draw a rectangle of 3x3.
  2. Select Draw > Sandbox > From Scratch. Type ½” for the Grid Spacing.
  3. Pick the first, second and third corners of the rectangle. A mesh will be created. Explode the group.
  4. Open tools> Sandbox> Tools> Smoove. Type 2” for Radius
  5. Place the cursor en the center point. Click. Move the cursor up ¼”.
  6. Select the Erase tool + Ctrl key (Opt in Mac) and smooth edges.
  7. Create a component, copy it along Green and red axes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Google Sketchup for Interior Design & Space Planning. 2nd Edition

The second edition of the book series has just been released. I have included as an upgrade to new version 8, information on plugins suitable for interior design, Intersect with Model exercises, how to create a Queen Ann leg, working with solids, how to use Photo Match to create a piece of furniture, and defining solar orientation with the free version among other small additions.