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Old Sep 07, 2008, 02:30 PM
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check out all the tutorials on youtube or the google site everything is covered but theres a lot to get through...

goto youtube ..search sketchup foamie you will get the three videos on how to use the three views

spend some time its worth it.

other than that just import whatever you have, either a bmp jpg or dfx, then use that as a guide to trace over.

heres one I just did in about 10 mins the plan was a gif, of a top view..this was changed in photoshop to a png, so sketchup could import it.
It was imported as an image (not texture or photo), placed on the axis location. stretched to a size ..then traced over...
I made 2 scenes vis and invis so you can see what ive been doing.
the next steps would be sizing correctly, then adding depths to the thing, making it 3d rather than 2d ..using another image imported of the side view as a guide... dave
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