Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #5: A simple table preview

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 07-21-2008 02:47 PM 1714 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Tools - general stuff Part 5 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 6: Table building --- starting simple »

I’m at work right now and don’t have SU on this computer. But last evening I decided the best way to get moving on this was to put aside trying to do anything fancy (layers, components, MT joints, etc.) and do a simple table. So I spent about three hours or so putting a table together. The table is based on episode 11 of the Woodwhisperer’s pod cast. I plan to take it one step at a time and go into detail of each step. I’m not going to do anything fancy like move, copy, tapers, etc. The only fancy thing will be guide marks. This will be an excercise in redundancy of effort. Such as you’ll be forced to make 4 legs instead of one. But I think the practice will be good. Get the basics down and then the fancy stuff will really be easy to get. Doing this this way will help you see the various mistakes you can make and teach you how to avoid them.

I had a lot of fun making the table. I think I ran into some “ah that’s how they do that” things that hopefully will help someone else.

If you have time, watch Marc’s podcast and then check back tonight on my blog. Hopefully we’ll all be on our way to mastering this program!

As always your thoughts, comments, questions and corrections are appreciated.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 05:44 PM

Betsy- “you da man”, metaphorically speaking!!

thanks so much!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 02:52 PM

Just a warning, Betsy. I am not very good at some of this computer stuff but I am trying. I have been messing around with SU for some time now and not making real good progress. I’ve sort of fallen back to the basics and am actually reading instructions where ever I might find them.

Now, I am having trouble with the select function and I am patiently waiting until you get there to ask my questions.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 04:25 PM

Dusty – I’m getting ready to start a new project—- will do another detailed tutorial as I go since that’s the best way for me to learn and for others to pitch in and give tips.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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