SketchUp by TracyVerstraeten

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									                             Grade 4 SketchUp Tutorial




What is SketchUp?

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program which allows you to draw shapes and make them
3D.

Download Required

Before you start you need to download the following: http://sketchup.google.com/intl/
en/ following the instructions (free).


2 Beginner Rules
   1. When drawing edges, you must draw a closed section of edges to create a
      surface.
   2. When drawing shapes, always draw to and from existing edges. Another way to
      put it is don't draw edges across another edge.
The Basics Tools:

1. The Orbit Tool
This tools moves around the object.
  1.   Click on the Orbit Tool (  ) in the toolbar.
  2.   Click anywhere in the drawing area.
  3.   Move your mouse in any direction to rotate around the center of the drawing
       area.

2. The Pan Tool
Use the Pan Tool to move the camera (your view) vertically and horizontally.
  1.   Click on the Pan Tool ( ).
  2.   Click anywhere in the drawing area.
  3.   Move the mouse in any direction to pan.

3. The Zoom Tool
Use the Zoom Tool to move the camera (your view) in or out.
  1.   Click on the Zoom Tool ( ) in the toolbar.
  2.   Click and hold anywhere in the drawing area.
  3.   Drag the mouse up to zoom in (closer to the model) and down to zoom out
       (farther from the model).

The Basic Actions:

1. How to Draw a Line

                        Lines can be placed on existing faces or drawn alone. To draw
                        a Line:
                                Select the Line tool ( ).
  2.
  1.   Click to set the starting point of your line.
  3.   Note: Press the Esc key at any point during the operation to start over.
  4.   Move the mouse to the ending point of your line.
  5.   Click to draw your line. This ending point can also be the starting point of another
       line.
2. Creating a Face
Faces are automatically created when any three or more lines or edges are joined
together.
   1. After drawing a line, move the mouse to an ending point for the second line.
   2. Click to draw your line.




3. Move the mouse to the starting point of the first line.




4.    Click to draw your line. A face is created.
3. Creating 3D Geometry with the Push/Pull Tool

Using the Push/Pull Tool
To push or pull a face:
  1.   Click on the Push/Pull Tool (   ). The cursor will change to a 3D rectangle with
       an up arrow ( ).
  2.   Click on the face created in the previous exercise.




  3.   Move the cursor to create (or decrease) how tall it is.




  4.   Press the Esc key at any point during the operation to start over.
  5.   Click when the shape has reached the desired size.
  6.   You can also press and hold the mouse button, drag the mouse, and release the
       mouse button to create a volume.

          Now you can create your own shapes, buildings, cities or more!
Tracy Verstraeten
Assignment 2: Leveraging Google

Websites used to create this tutorial:

http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=95112

http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=94816

http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=95135

http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/

								
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