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04-16-2011 12:31 AM
I just released An Intermediate SketchUp Tutorial – Part 5B The Video Version. You can find it at http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=1541 . This part is approximately 46 minutes long. In Part 5 I show you how to draw cabriole legs. I have broken Part five into two parts: In Part 5A we drew the upper section of the leg and the pad; In Part 5B we bring the two parts together and smooth all the edges. The tools used are very similar to Part 4; namely the Cubic Bezier Curve tool and the Intersect Faces tool. But the techniques are different owing to the fact that we have to stitch together a relatively square leg and a round pad. Then the joint must blend smoothly, much as we would do in the shop with rasps and files. The modeled legs, textured with cherry, can be seen at http://www.srww.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/cabriole_leg_set.png . An Office Table with cabriole legs is shown at http://www.srww.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/cabriolelegtable.png.
Part 5B marks the end of the Intermediate series of SketchUp tutorials. I have some ideas for an Advanced series, and would appreciate any ideas you might have. The Advanced series will not begin until next winter. But now it is time to get back in the shop and make saw dust. In the meantime there will be plenty of blog posts on Chiefwoodworker’s Blog, hopefully concerning that saw dust I intend to make. So stay tuned.
One last note: I am leaving for Washington, DC with my grandchildren for school break. I will not be able to answer email or comments left on my blog for about a week. But when I get back I will answer all.