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Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing by Sandeep Singh

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Chapter 6. Breaking the Barrier

In this chapter, you'll design two models. The first model you will design is a chess pawn where you will learn the techniques of modeling objects with curved surfaces for 3D printing. In the second half of the chapter, you'll switch gears and learn how to design a sundial. By designing the sundial, you will learn how to use groups, components, and shadow settings when developing and testing the model.

Designing Curved Models

You must be wondering by now how on Earth you could model that jar, cup, bottle, lamp shade, or ceiling fixture in your house using SketchUp. So far, you have modeled objects that have flat surfaces. Well, there is a way to design objects that have curved surfaces in SketchUp. The tools you will ...

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