Tutorial – Slope Analysis in SketchUp
This tutorial provides an overview of the Color by Slope Plugin by Chris Fulmer. This tool comes in hand for creating simple slope analysis in SU.
Download plugin her: extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/clf-color-slope
Tutorial – Creating Contour Lines from Google Earth in SketchUp
This tutorial looks at the method for creating quick contour lines in SU from imported Google Earth terrain. This feature comes in handy when no topo or survey data is available for a site. Contours can then be flattened and exported to Illustrator or CAD for further refinement and integration into other drawings.
Tutorial – SketchUp to Photoshop Basics
This tutorial covers the basic methodology for approaching entourage, texture and color edits to an exported SketchUp view using Photoshop. The tutorial looks at three different examples of views that need post production edits in order to be more technically accurate and visually appealing. These view are: 1. ground-level perspective view, 2. section cut, 3. plan view shadow study.
Some of the post production techniques covered here include: distorting textures to match perspective, adding people and shadows, adding and manipulating background sky textures, using brush presets for shrubs and clouds, adding atmosphere to give sense of distance, and much more.