Sketch Up: Workshop- Planter box

Sketch Up Workshop: Planter box

Cylindrical planter box covered with two marble patterns Placed beside a corridor paved with gray granite. Planting trees along the path to look shady is this week’s workshop.

Step 1: Model the planter box.

Figure 1

Start by using the Circle command (size as you wish) to create a Path first, then use the Line command to create a Face shape as in the example. For the created shape It is a cross section of the plant pot itself. The user can create the shape as needed as shown in Figure 1.

To make it beautiful, use the Arc command (Create an arc) additionally along the corners of the created shape as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

Then choose to remove the corner joining lines to create a curved corner, as shown in Figure 3.

The alignment of the created surface (shape) must be positioned 1/4 of the circle that serves the path as it will affect the resulting 3D model. It is advisable to move it to this position.

Figure 3

When the components are complete, go to the Follow Me command (see Instructor), follow the steps below.

Click to select a texture (Face). Click Select Path. Drag the mouse along the path circumference. Until one complete cycle to create a 3D image. As you drag the mouse, notice that the model follows the mouse stroke along the path as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4

Finish the Follow Me step, get the model of the plant pot as shown in the picture below. The 3D model created may look like it differs from the sample depending on how the created surface looks.

Figure 5

Step 2: Add Realism with Materials

Add material to the model with the command Paint bucket (Instructor : Paint Bucket)

Select the materials available in the Brick and Cladding group.

Choose to put them into the model as you like. The example adds two materials to add interest.

After this we will get a pot of plants. Our style has come as a prototype for 1 piece as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6

Step 3: Add other elements and arrange the view.

Potted Plants Sketch Up model is available for free download at 3D Warehouse, choose to download directly to your work.

When you get the plant, put it in the pot with the Move command and repeat it for 2 sets.

In addition, for realism in presenting, create a surface with the Line command and add materials to make the floor. footpath and lawn as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7

After that, use Orbit command (Instructor: Orbit) to adjust the view to get an interesting angle as shown in Figure 8. It’s done.

Figure 8
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AutoCAD: Find Point Coordinates with ID Command

To know the coordinates (Co-Ordinate) of a point (Point) on Shape 2D or Form 3D, use the command ID (Command:ID).

The steps for using the command are as follows:

Figure 1

For example, there is a 2D Rectangle shape as shown in the Figure 1.

If you want to know the coordinates of the lower left corner. Type the ID command into the command prompt as shown in the Figure 2.

Figure 2

After Enter to execute the command select the desired point. For accuracy use OSNAP (e.g., Endpoint). When you click to select a point, ACAD will display the X, Y, Z coordinates immediately as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

In the case of a 2D shape, the Z coordinate value = 0 because there is no height value.

If it is a 3D form, it will use the same command and ACAD will display the required X, Y, Z coordinates.

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