Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Developing a table in SketchUp

Tim Killen has wrote a wonderful eBook on woodworking and the in every chapter of the book there is a modeling detail of a piece of furniture like table, window, door etc. The book is named as “SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers” and the details are described there with tutorial videos and descriptions.

In the ninth chapter of the eBook, Tim has described the process of creating a nice Chamfered Post Table; it is a 1700 model and is one of the famous pieces made by Wallace Nutting in his Book “Furniture Treasury”. Tim has named the chapter nine “How to Begin and Develop a piece of Furniture” in SketchUp which is a very good sample to start and grow the original woodworking used in workshops.

Using SketchUp for modeling is actually a good idea as it will give a furnished draft of the original model which will be followed in time of original working in workshop.

Tim’s eBook is full of detailed and understandable steps with many still pictures, texts and tutorial videos. In his ninth chapter he started making the Table from developing and sketching the main structures like legs, stretches, sides and backside etc. and all the four edges of the legs are unique here called chamfers. These unique chamfers are closed with a flat triangular finish which gives the legs a mix look of old and classic with uniqueness.

In real without perfect planning or sketching, making these chamfers is not an easy job but in SketchUp, chamfers are started to making from one leg component and at last it ends by making all the four sharp and designed legs. Tim used various tools in SketchUp to give the chamfers their perfect look.

Article Source: finewoodworking.com

Developing a table in SketchUp


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Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

SketchUp Weekend Workshop

SketchUp has probably been the widely used 3D designing and modeling application. People across the world use SketchUp to meet their designing needs in a satisfying way. The reason behind the surprising growth of the application is its user-friendly tools and features that embrace everyone having a designing spree. To offer a better communication between experts and learners, SketchUp workshop has been organized every year where important tools and effective tactics are discussed to bring the inside out of this application.

This weekend SketchUp workshop is planned with the Corvus Design, an architectural studio in Collooney, where participants will understand how to develop skills to have a better communication with their project. The courses are planned in a systematic way that helps designers learn step by step every detail of the project. Though there are no eligibility criteria, basic computer skill is preferable.

The workshop is complete based on to introduce you with the basics of SketchUp and how can develop project prototype quickly and effortlessly. Different 3D angles and floor plans will be discussed there where participants can intensely observe designing procedure. As believed conventionally, 3D modeling interprets your designing plan better and clear than other applications available. You can observe every step of designing in real time that makes the installation and layout of your project easier.

Artists will get a thorough understanding of virtual 3D exhibition space that translates their 2D pans and sketches into three dimensions model. The courses involve the basics of SketchUp and their applications for 3D modeling on 2D plans.

Course details are given below:
Day 1
1. Basic Modelling Tools and Functions
2. Orbit, Pan and Zoom etc.
3. Move, Copy, Rotate, Offset
4. Groups, Components and Extrusions
5. Practice

Day 2
6. Simple Materials
7. Lighting and importing photographs
8. Setting Scenes and views
9. Saving, exporting and printing
10. Practice

The workshop is solely organized for those students who want to get an expert guidance to hone their skills in the 3D world. Since its demand is growing with time, it is definitely a profitable sector for the young generation.
Article Source: thedock.ie

SketchUp Weekend Workshop

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Published By
Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com
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