Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to Use Orbit, Zoom and Pan Tools to Get the Best View

To design flawlessly and creatively, SketchUp offers you some simple, understandable view tools concentrated completely on the object you draw on. The orbit, pan and zooms tools allow you to navigate your drawing smoothly observing each part of your model. Working on SketchUp is an interesting task as it stresses more on your design than on different applications of features. These tools are designed to keep the process simple while you are drawing an intricate 3D part. These options come in handy to view your model from any corner. Let’s know how they work on your favorite 3D application.

Orbit tool: Orbit tool is used for rotating your model to view it from different angles. This tool proved to be handy for the beginners as they can easily check the view of the model. Quite popular among others, this tool leads you the right design that you are looking for. You can activate the orbit tool from camera menu, getting started tool bar, or a large tool set tool bar.

Zoom tool: Zoom, as used traditionally, takes you closer to the model you are drawing. If you are working on small models, zoom helps you make it larger to fit your style. The best way to activate the zoom menu is rolling the scroll wheel that lets you zoom in and out instantly without clicking any menu bar and toolbar.

Zoom Extent is another option that is different from the usual working of zoom itself. Zoom Extent is used for making the model perfectly fit as the size of the window.

To use this tool, choose Zoom Extent from Camera.

The Pan Tool: The pan tool is another known view tool to observe your model from different angles – left, right, up and down. This tool brings to you different sides of your model and allows you to check the corner.

Things you should know about the pan tool:

• Pan stays in the camera menu
• Pan is in the tool bar
• Pan can also be activated through clicking on mouse’s scroll wheel button and press shift


These three tools are commonly used by the designers to set different viewpoints of the model. They are simple yet effective to understand the model the better.


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Published By
Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com

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3D Model of London for SketchUp

AccuCities is a London tech start-up, focusing on capturing accurate and detailed 3D city models. Starting in London, we are capturing 3D Models of this beautiful city in 4 basic levels of detail. As many of our customers from areas such as architecture and urban planning use SketchUp, customers can chose to buy the dataset as a sketchup files.

Depending on their needs, customers can buy a subscription to the entire dataset or chose small sections of the model and purchase those only. Prices for quarter square kilometer tiles of this High Detail 3D Model start at £500 per tile and the subscription to the entire 25 km sq dataset starts from £1,000 per month. The sketchup models of London are easy to use to inform Architectural design, create CGI renders and animations but could also be 3D printed.

AccuCities 3D City models are manually captured, using photogrammetry, from the latest high-res aerial survey data. In High Detail 3D Models we capture all visible features of the roofs, including chimneys, parapet walls and dormer windows. The 3D Model is accurate to an incredible 15 centimetres in each axis. For customers who require lighter and more affordable models can opt for Level 2 models - Level 2 models omit some features but this makes the models lighter and easier to use. Not to mention they are half the price of Level 3 models.

Link to 500 x 500 meters Free Sample files of 3D Model of London [Please link “3D Model of London” to www.accucities.com ] The Terrain in AccuCites 3D model of London is not flat - it is captured using the same photogrammetric technique as the buildings.


The terrain model is separated into major land use categories such as water, road, greenspace or man-made surface. Trees in this dataset are also captured from the aerial survey with the accurate heights and widths of their canopy. AccuCities can capture 3D Models like these anywhere in London, in the UK or in the world. Visit www.accucities.com for more information about all levels of detail we can provide. On the website you can also directly buy this 3D model and get a quote for 3D Models that are not yet in our library.


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Published By
Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com

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