Creating and Applying New Materials

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I’m ceaselessly requested how I get the wooden grain supplies I exploit
in my SketchUp fashions. I describe the method I exploit right here in
Design. Click on. Construct. some years again and it’s most likely time to
do it once more. Right here’s a video exhibiting how I create the textures
after which how I exploit them.

SketchUp comes with just a few wooden grain supplies proper out of the
field and you may obtain others from the 3D Warehouse as effectively
as from just a few different sources. Sometimes these supplies
signify a small sq. of wooden, maybe 6 or 12 inches on a
aspect. The fabric picture is of finite dimension so whether it is utilized
to a bigger floor, it have to be repeated. Within the case of
supplies for tiles, materials, carpet and so forth, this repetition
is typical in the true supplies so it really works superb. Wooden, on the
different, doesn’t usually present the identical grain particulars down the
total size of the board. If the wooden grain irs very straight
and plain, repeating the sample isn’t actually noticeable. However
if there’s any character within the grain, the repetition will
stick out fairly plainly.

As an alternative of utilizing the small sq. swatches of wooden grain, I
favor to make use of pictures of complete boards. These boards are
typically longer than the items within the mannequin so I don’t wind
up with repetition alongside the size of the piece.

There shall be repetition throughout the width if the piece is wider
than the feel picture as within the high on thi desk. I get round
that be dividing the face with strains representing the seams
between boards that might be edge glued. Then I alter the
materials to make use of totally different sections for every board. That is a lot
the identical course of you’ll use when you had been gluing up actual

Within the video I present opening the textures in a picture editor. In
order for this to work, it’s worthwhile to set the editor because the
default exterior editor in SketchUp. Go to
Preferences>Functions and select the exe file for the
editor. On the Mac you’ll select the applying the identical


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