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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 8:32 PM
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Figuring Out Sketchup

Hello all. I am a total newbie here so if I'm breaking some etiquette rule please let me know.

Anyway, I've just started out with Sketchup and decided to share my progress in case anyone wants to give me tips, just look at my ideas, provide constructive criticism, etc. (or inform me that my building is physically impossible ).

Anyway, here's the first thing design I've sketched up. What do you folks think?
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Sorry dude, I can't see your uploaded picture. Try using photobucket.com and link the picture here using [img] code. Let me know if you need more guidance
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Sorry dude, I can't see your uploaded picture. Try using photobucket.com and link the picture here using [img] code. Let me know if you need more guidance
Ah, sorry about that. How's this?:

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2012, 1:30 AM
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Now I can see it.

It looks like you have a good start on SketchUp. I would suggest you try to frame some of the windows instead of just using the translucent material. It helps it look more realistic. But all-in-all, good start!
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2012, 1:32 AM
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Now I can see it.

It looks like you have a good start on SketchUp. I would suggest you try to frame some of the windows instead of just using the translucent material. It helps it look more realistic. But all-in-all, good start!
I was thinking about doing that, but I wanted to have something finished to be happy with. I'll get more prefectionist in future, right now is mostly just mucking about.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2012, 3:53 AM
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It does feel good to say that you're "done" with something. But also, in the future, don't forget to look back at some of your work and think about refining it. I look forward to more of your work and I'm glad there's someone else on the forum
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2012, 2:08 AM
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Used a lot more copy and paste on this one. It's useful, but I'm definitely going to have to put a lot more work into the next one. Maybe I should try sketching out rough designs first.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 1:43 AM
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Decided to avoid translucence this time. Not sure if the podium looks old enough, but I was worried if my computer could handle too much detail.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 1:55 AM
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Thats not to bad. Is that based of a real building? I see the map underneath it.

BTW, dont be afraid of translucence, just be prepared to do some interior details like the core and columns.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Thats not to bad. Is that based of a real building? I see the map underneath it.
No, but I wanted to base it in that neighbourhood for inspiration of what it should look like. There are a few older short building nearby, hence the attempt at an old fashioned looking podium.

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BTW, dont be afraid of translucence, just be prepared to do some interior details like the core and columns.
Perhaps. I'm not sure if it was the translucence or the sky reflect that was giving my computer troubles on the previous building.
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2012, 2:35 PM
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That looks very cool. You could almost mistake it for a drawing of a real building actually.

I think I should get into this 'Sketchup'.
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To prove that I am still doing things. However I'm really not happy with the flat building in the back. Will probably redo it before all is done.
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Are you doing these to add to the 3d buildings layer in Google Earth?
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Are you doing these to add to the 3d buildings layer in Google Earth?
I totally guessed at the heights on those ones.

I suppose I could though. Probably not off by too much.
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They're not that picky about height; I've never had a building rejected for being improperly scaled, and I'm guessing most of the time. If you do decide to submit buildings though, I would be worried about your use of the built in sketchup textures. Google prefers using actual photos for the textures, it results in simpler models.

With that said, you models look pretty good
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They're not that picky about height; I've never had a building rejected for being improperly scaled, and I'm guessing most of the time. If you do decide to submit buildings though, I would be worried about your use of the built in sketchup textures. Google prefers using actual photos for the textures, it results in simpler models.

With that said, you models look pretty good
Well it's only the texture free ones that I would add. The others are entirerly fictional.
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Nice to see an update! Are these your own designs or are you modeling real-life buildings?
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All the textured ones are my own schemings.
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Here's the end product.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2013, 12:31 AM
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It's pretty good, the tower of the left is my favourite, Im waiting for updates
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