LumberJocks

Sketchup Tutorials #3: Natural slab revisited

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 08-16-2007 02:39 AM 5536 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: About time I started doing these! Part 3 of Sketchup Tutorials series Part 4: Basic Settings »

In the previous post I created a natural edge slab using some existing wood grains and a bark texture I had edited in Photoshop. This time we’ll create a representation of a real slab of cedar that I have.

1st…I took some photos of the slab grain and bark and edited them in Photoshop to crop out any extra.

Slab Grain
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Bark
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Here’s how to use them in Sketchup

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org



7 comments so far

View brunob's profile

brunob

2277 posts in 3637 days


#1 posted 08-16-2007 02:51 AM

I just stumbled on this. I have been fooling around with SketchUp. This’ll help a lot. Thanks

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 3504 days


#2 posted 08-16-2007 03:02 AM

Just great, Bob! This is one of the major problems I’ve had with sketchup in trying to visualize my purple mock-up. Thanks!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14566 posts in 3533 days


#3 posted 08-16-2007 05:31 AM

Thanks Bob for the tutorials. I’m trying to figure out this SketchUp program, a lot of power for a dummy like me to master. If you get the chance, would you do a little tutorial on building a small box, say with box joints?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View Bob Babcock's profile

Bob Babcock

1804 posts in 3553 days


#4 posted 08-16-2007 01:49 PM

Tom….Purple mockup?

Bill….You can find a box joint tutorial and others that I did previously for FWW at brightcove.com.
http://www.brightcove.com/search.jsp?query=treefarmer it will be on the second page. You can also find them in the knots forum at FWW or the design,click, build blog.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

View Jeff's profile

Jeff

1011 posts in 3561 days


#5 posted 08-16-2007 02:30 PM

Thanks for the continuation Bob. I like these small bites. I’ve found that I can watch them right before I go to work in the morning and let my brain soak it up. Then when I review them a 2nd time, they are easy to remember.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

View Lip's profile

Lip

158 posts in 3517 days


#6 posted 08-16-2007 02:51 PM

Thanks Bob … nicely done!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

View Aubster's profile

Aubster

132 posts in 3495 days


#7 posted 08-24-2007 03:28 PM

Thanks a lot Bob, this helps a loads. I love using skecthup, and these tutorials are teaching me the thing I did not think it could do, but wished it could. Now I know how. I will be designing my next project soon, so expect a lot of questions from me.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com