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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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Time for action - modeling ridge tiles

Ridge tiles are a little more tricky because of the weird angles we get at intersections of pitched roofs. You're going to create a very basic ridge tile component and copy it along the ridge and hips (you can see this in the picture at the end of this section). Making it into a component means if you want to make the tile more complex later, you only need to modify one tile, and the rest will update along with it.

  1. Find a tile manufacturer website or brochure if necessary.
  2. In a new SketchUp file, draw the basic end shape of the tile.
  3. Use as few polygons as possible (see also the Low polygon modeling section in this chapter). Click on the arc and use Entity Info to reduce the number of segments.
  4. Finish the ...

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