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Chiefwoodworker

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03-05-2009 04:26 AM

For those interested I just released An Intermediate Google SketchUp Tutorial – Part 2 (http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=294) to my Chiefwoodworker’s Blog (http://www.srww.com/blog). This tutorial builds on my previous multipart beginner’s SketchUp tutorial titled “Drawing A Bedside Table” (See http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup.htm). This new tutorial focuses on modeling furniture pieces which require components that are curved. It begins with very simple curves created via circles and progresses to complex components with curves created via Bezier curves. This tutorial will probably require in excess of six parts to complete. Check it out.

Thanks.

-- Joe.....


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#1 posted 07-24-2009 07:26 PM

I’ll have to check these out when. Thanks Joe.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 07-25-2009 02:06 AM

WOW—You do some beautiful work. Hope I can replicate that someday.

-- Pat>>> A Man Don't Learn a Lesson Unless It Costs Him Blood or Money!!!!!

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#3 posted 07-25-2009 04:51 PM

Thanks Mark & Pat. I hope you find something that interests you on my site.

-- Joe.....

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 04:30 AM

thanks for posting Joe

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#5 posted 07-26-2009 01:18 PM

You are welcome Occie.

-- Joe.....

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 02:44 PM

The link to your beginner’s sketchbook article isn’t working. Is there anywhere else to locate the article? I currently use AutoCAD at work for small drawings but am getting close to retirement and want a less expensive drawing program to use. I want to try Sketchup. The price is right!

Thanks.

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 03:00 PM

Hi eibbor,

Are you referring to “Beginner’s SketchUp Tutorial”? It isn’t actually a link, it is a book mark and unfortunately the default case for bookmark highlighting is the same as links. If you want an overview of SketchUp go to my ”
Google SketchUp Overview” page, http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup-overview.htm . For each of the tutorials follow the links below the bookmark “Beginner’s SketchUp Tutorial”. Hope this helps.

-- Joe.....

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 03:11 PM

Thanks, Joe, that’s awesome! I will try it. I appreciate the help!

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 04:15 PM

Joe,
I’ve been following your SketchUp pieces and have a question:

Why are your drawings not shown in normal perspective?
When I look at models that exhibit no perspective my brain does a back flip.
Maybe I just have a wierd brain.

d

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 06:47 PM

Hi Don,

I find perspective to be misleading when drawing, though it is more realistic for viewing. Switching between the two is simply a mouse click or two and can be changed easily by the viewer in SketchUp.

-- Joe.....

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