Drawing an Inlay Pattern in SketchUp

Once I drew the SketchUp mannequin for Kevin Rodel’s Arts and
Crafts-Impressed Mattress for the printed and digital plans, I discovered
many of the mattress was fairly simple. The poppy inlays on
the top and foot boards provided a little bit problem, although.
It’s truly not troublesome to attract in case you are making up the
design as you go however I needed to make my drawing match
dimensions that had been offered by the creator. Together with the
dimensions I used to be given a duplicate of his pencil sketches. If the
sketches had been drawn precisely, I might have in all probability
traced them. Kevin drew them to go well with his wants in order that they did
the job for him however weren’t appropriate for tracing in SketchUp.

Within the hooked up video I’ll present you ways I drew the curves for
the middle part after which I’ll draw the poppy. Later within the
course of of making the plans, I did get a photograph of one of many
poppies so I wound up redrawing it by tracing the picture.
Luckily I made the unique poppy a part so it was a
easy matter of changing the outdated geometry with the brand new and
the change was propagated all through the mannequin.

I did some structure for the curved heart part previous to
beginning the video in order that the drawing course of could be extra
steady. I’ll admit this makes the drawing area a little bit
cluttered. In apply, I usually don’t lay in fairly so many
guides earlier than I begin drawing. I even have a keyboard shortcut
for Edit>Delete Guides.

To attract the many of the curves I’m utilizing the Basic Bezier
Curve software from the Bezier Spline extension which is on the market
within the Sketchucation Extension Retailer.


Dave

DCB rodel bed sketch

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