Sketchup: Advanced techniques - materials

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SketchUp is a simple yet powerful 3D modelling program.

This advanced session covers materials, i.e. the textures that are applied to the surfaces of a 3D model. Materials are a key way of adding detail and realism to a model, and keeping a model 'light' by avoiding adding unnecessary geometry.

  • Principles of texturing 3D models using 2D images
  • Applying and editing existing SketchUp materials
  • Creating new materials from digital photographs
  • Positioning materials on model faces
  • Using transparency in materials
  • Creating 'face me' components, e.g. people, trees
  • Matching models to digital site photos
  • Projecting site photography onto models