In This Chapter
Creating 2D views of your model as TIFFs, JPEGs, and PNGs
Reading about pixels and resolution
Making sure that you export the right kind of image
Exporting the kind of movie file you need
Want to e-mail a JPEG of your newly modeled patio to your parents? How about a movie that shows what it’s like to walk out onto that patio? If you need an image or a movie of your model, forget about viewing or printing within SketchUp. Exporting is the way to go.
SketchUp can export both still images and animations in most of the major graphics and movie formats. Here’s the part that’s a little bit confusing: Which file formats you can export depend on the version of SketchUp you have. If you have SketchUp Make (the free one), you can create raster image files and movies. If you’ve sprung for SketchUp Pro, you can also export vector files and a whole bunch of 3D formats; I talk about them all in online Bonus Chapter 1 for this book. (See the Introduction for details about what’s online and where to find it.)
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