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Bedroom Design Using Google Sketchup Mr. Martin Computers, Stella Maris Academy
Opening Sketchup To open: double click on the hard drive icon double click on Applications scroll down to “Google Sketchup” double click on Google Sketchup folder double click on Google Sketchup Alternately, use Spotlight typing in Google Sketchup. Google Sketchup can be downloaded for free at home. http://sketchup.google.com/http://sketchup.google.com/
Start in Two Dimensions Camera, Standard, Top Camera, Parallel Projection Erase man Use hand to move where axes cross to lower left
Drawing Rectangle Use pencil tool Draw line parallel to red axis - line color will be red. To set distance, stop drawing, type in 25’ (‘ is next to right return key), hit enter. From stopping point draw line up in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before. From stopping point draw line to left in red direction. Set distance at 25’ as before. From stopping point draw line down in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before. (Or just follow the “inferences.”)
Offsetting to Create Wall Thickness Click on “offset” tool - Click inside rectangle Drag out Press.5’ Enter Possible Problem: On some computers you may not be able to see the offset. To see it, rotate the rectangle slightly with the “orbit” tool.
Switch Back to 3D Camera, Standard, Iso Camera, Perspective Adjust with Orbit tool
Lifting Walls with Push/Pull Tool Select Push/Pull tool. Carefully move over until just the wall is selected. Pull up Enter 8’
Adding Doors and Windows Use pencil or rectangle tool to make opening the size you want. Use push/pull tool to punch in opening.
Making Furniture Make your own simple furniture. For example, for a bed, make a rectangle, and then pull up using push/pull tool. You can see dimensions in lower right corner of screen. Make couch by pulling up different portions of rectangle. Use your own creativity!
Adding Furniture File, 3D Warehouse, Get models. Follow directions to load directly into your bedroom. Position. (This can be tricky.) Press escape to get out of. Tools. Scale to resize.