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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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Advanced image considerations

I haven't mentioned image file types such as JPEG or PNG because it hasn't mattered so far to the fundamentals of texturing. But there are some tricks which make a huge difference to the size of your SketchUp files, and therefore the speed at which you can model and render your scene. We're going to quickly discuss the salient points and then come up with a method which will allow you to benefit from the various options you have.

Texture size

As you may already know, digital images are made up of pixels. Pixels are dots (more like squares) of color, and each image is made up of a grid of these dots. So, for example an average computer screen has around 786,000 pixels in a rectangular grid measuring 1024 x 768 pixels. ...

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