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Model Furniture from a Photograph with SketchUp

Daniel Brown

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7 Videos (19m)
    • Intro and massing the furniture

      2:05
    • Import as new matched photos

      3:25
    • Projecting the photo as a texture

      1:49
    • Import as texture and positioning

      4:16
    • Making unique textures

      1:49
    • Adding details to the front

      2:40
    • Editing image brightness

      3:25

About This Class

Learn how to model a piece of furniture from photographs and place them onto the textures of your 3d model using SketchUp.

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I try copying items by manually painting it using the available textures in sketchup. This copies the textures from the photos to make your sketchup model more accurate than I have ever been able to create with sketchup's more basic features.
Daniel's class was clear and practical. I enjoyed it and feel like I have a better understanding of what SketchUp can do. Thank you!!

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Dan has been a designer, trainer and 3D modeling specialist since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp and Google Earth trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D and SketchUpTrainer.com. As an trainer, he has taught thousands of architects, designers, & planners how to use SketchUp.

Dan has taught SketchUp all over the United States, including at the AIA National Convention, Design Philadelphia, SEGD Convention, a...

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