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SketchUp 2014 For Dummies by Aidan Chopra

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Chapter 8

Modeling with Photos and Other Resources

In This Chapter

arrow Painting faces in your model with photographs

arrow Building a model from scratch with SketchUp’s photo-matching tools

arrow Using photo-matching to match your model to a photograph

arrow Giving your model a geographic location

arrow Starting out with a 2D CAD file in SketchUp Pro

Building a model from scratch is all fine and well, but there’s an awful lot of information — in the form of digital photos, 3D terrain data, and even existing 2D CAD files — that you can import and use in SketchUp.

If you have a model you want to paint with photographs, you can do that. You can apply photos to faces and then use the information in the pictures to help with modeling; building windows is a lot easier when they’re painted right on the wall. That’s what I talk about in the first part of this chapter.

If you want to use a photo as a basis for modeling something that exists in the real world, you can do that in SketchUp, too. Photo-matching makes it ...

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