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  • Hey everybody, Matt from MasterSketchup.com and today I have a tutorial for you

  • on how to draw a vase

  • This is gonna feature the arc tool, the follow me tool and the offset tool.

  • So, if you're a beginner and are looking for some tips on how to use

  • those tools this is kind of a good,easy tutorial for you.

  • um... and this is what we're gonna end up with, with this

  • vase right here

  • you can see it's hollow so we'll be building the wall and using the

  • follow me tool to 0:00:38.900,0:00:42.540 turn it into a vase. So the first thing your gonna wanna do and

  • i like to do this with a lot of different things

  • in sketchup,

  • is to create something to reference off of

  • So, for instance, if we start with the rectangle and we try to draw like an

  • upright

  • rectangle

  • sketchup is inferencing the wall behind

  • this table that I'm on.

  • I'm just trying to create

  • you know a rectangle that comes up like this and goes across but it goes a little crazy

  • like that.

  • So what i'll do is I'll just create a box here

  • and then use the push pull tool

  • to drag up

  • and this will give me a nice surface to reference

  • to when I'm drawing the outline of my

  • my vase.

  • So once you create your reference box,you just select everything by triple

  • clicking it. Right-click

  • and make sure it's in a group.

  • Because we don't want the profile to be sticking to this box we're going to be

  • deleting this box

  • later on.

  • So now that you have this nice reference face

  • to work on,

  • what we're going to do is create

  • the profile of the vase.

  • Now we don't need to make

  • the entire profile. We actually going to like split this in half

  • and just do half of the profile

  • and then the idea is we take that profile and spin it around in a circle.

  • So to do that, i'm just going to do it free hand. You can be more precise if you want.

  • You can use the tape measure tool

  • to create guides,

  • you know I specify dimensions

  • but we're just going to use the line tool and start drawing. So I'll just going to click

  • here

  • and drag over

  • to make the bottom

  • and I'll zoom in a little bit better

  • and make a little angle there

  • and then now we want to switch the arc tool so

  • since Sketchup thinks we're continuing to do a line you can either

  • press escape,

  • or you can just

  • click on your keyboard "a"

  • to bring up the arc tool or you can just select the

  • the arc tool. So,

  • another good idea is to have

  • a picture of whatever it is you're trying to model. This is a picture I just grabbed off

  • of

  • an image search.

  • This is kind of what I based the

  • shape of my vase

  • off of so it's nice to have something like this where you can

  • judge the proportions

  • so will come back in here

  • and we have the arc tool selected,

  • so we'll just start here

  • and will kinda come up to a spot here.

  • You click again,

  • to the specified second end point

  • of the arc,

  • and then the third click is gonna define the bulge.

  • Now it'll snap to different

  • types of arcs but we're just gonna come out to a

  • you know, slight bulge here, click a third time.

  • And there's the arc.

  • And we're gonna do another arc here,

  • coming out and you can see

  • that it has the tangent

  • kind of predefined there.

  • It will come out here,and

  • zoom in a little bit more to

  • give us,

  • give ourselves some more control

  • and then,

  • will do another arc

  • coming up here.

  • And then we'll switch back to the line tool.

  • See, you can see this profile kinda starting to

  • take shape

  • what we wanna to do is just

  • finish this off. We'll reference this point down here,

  • come up, click

  • and then come down

  • and click.

  • And you can see

  • the vase.

  • And now that we have that face we can go ahead

  • and delete the

  • box behind it.

  • So, I selected that, and hit delete

  • and you can see what it left with this

  • profile.

  • So now what we want to do is create the thickness,

  • so will go and grab the offset tool

  • and you can see that whenever you hover over

  • a face,

  • you'll see a little dot

  • and that's where

  • the

  • offset will start from.

  • So go ahead and click the start

  • and then as we move the mouse,

  • you'll notice how

  • it creates an offset profile

  • of the outline of that face.

  • Now we want to be careful 'cause see how

  • if you go too far

  • the line start overlapping so

  • we just wanna do a slight

  • like almost quarter-inch

  • line

  • and this is kind of the tricky part up here you don't want these lines to

  • overlap so,

  • so that's great! so now we have a nice

  • uh... wall thickness here

  • and then we'll go back to the line tool

  • and

  • we'll just create little cut-off points here

  • and then

  • we'll erase

  • all of these points

  • that we don't need any more.

  • So now that we have our profile

  • all we need to do is

  • create a path

  • for the follow me tool to follow. So we wanna go on a circular path

  • so we grabbed the circle tool

  • and you can see how right now

  • its showing a blue circle and when I come on this face

  • it shows a green circle.

  • So, you wanna make sure that it's locked into the blue

  • circle reference so whenever it pops up in blue you just hold down the shift key

  • and that'll keep it in that

  • reference point.

  • So holding down the shift key once you're in the blue circle you come to

  • this end point, you click once to start

  • and then you're gonna drag it out to this point

  • and click again to finish.

  • And then the final step

  • is

  • to do a follow me tool action.

  • Before you use the follow me tool, you wanna select the path

  • that the tool is going to follow.

  • So using the select tool,

  • you select the circle,

  • then you click the follow me tool,

  • and then click on the vase.

  • And there you go...

  • Now if your vase comes inside out like this and it's kinda gray,

  • sometimes that'll happen with different things you model in sketchup you just

  • select everything by triple clicking it, right-click

  • and click reverse faces

  • and you're all set!

  • And if you'd like to learn some more tricks and tips on how to use sketch up,

  • you can visit my website @ mastersketchup.com

Hey everybody, Matt from MasterSketchup.com and today I have a tutorial for you

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    游小亥 posted on 2013/08/19
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