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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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Time for action - low poly curves and circles

All circles and curves in SketchUp are made up of straight lines. The default number of straight lines in a circle is 24.

Time for action - low poly curves and circles
  1. Draw a circle and zoom in to the edge. You can see a facetted edge as shown in the preceding screenshot. This is because SketchUp draws circles and arcs as a series of lines to create the curvature.
  2. Now Push/Pull the circle to create a cylinder.
  3. To find out how many polygons are being used to make up the cylinder go to Model Info | Statistics.
  4. The number of faces will be 26. Now delete this cylinder and draw another circle. Select the edge only.
  5. Right-click and select Entity Info ...

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