3D Warehouse

Dynamic Windows: Part 3 – Generic Doors

OK, so maybe a post on doors doesn’t belong in a series on dynamic windows, but the concept is the same. Part 1 and Part 2 of this series showed two different types of generic dynamic windows, great for showing how basic windows look in a space. But my room also needs a generic door. […]

Dynamic Windows: Part 2 - Generic, Adjustable Windows

In Part 1 of this series, I showed how to insert a scalable dynamic window, to fill a wall cutout. In this post, I’ll show a different type of generic window – one that has a different options. This window will fill the smaller wall cutouts.   In the previous post I used the 3D […]

Dynamic Windows: Part 1 - Generic, Scalable Windows

I do a lot of SketchUp training for interior designers, and here is something I run across all the time: You have your basic room measurements, and you draw up all of the walls. Then you make the cutouts for windows and doors. Now you want to show windows in the window holes. But who […]

3D Warehouse Models: Part 3 – Embedded 3D Viewer

In Part 1 of this series, I showed how to use the 3D viewer to check out models in SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse. In Part 2, I showed how to embed a model into a web page. In this post, I’ll combine the two previous posts, to show how you can use the 3D viewer in […]

3D Warehouse Models: Part 2 - How to Embed

In Part 1 of this series, I showed a few things you can do to check out a model in the 3D Warehouse. That post also had a model embedded right on the web page. (We’ve done model embedding a lot on this blog.) Don’t know what embedding means? It’s placing content from one website […]

3D Warehouse Models: Part 1 - 3D Viewer

When you look for models in SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, you can do more than just see a flat image of the model. The model I’ll use to demonstrate is this one: If you want to follow along at home, click the “3D Warehouse” logo at the lower right corner of the embedded model above. This […]

SketchUp Shadow Studies

Did you know that you can easily do this in SketchUp? It’s done with scenes. Here’s how I did this example.   Geo-Location First, I needed a geo-located model. This means a model that has a defined location. Why does location matter? Because SketchUp shadows are created based on where the model is. (Place a […]

Filtering Your 3D Warehouse Search

A while back I did a series on finding quality components – picking and choosing from among the millions of models to find something you know will be well-made. Part 1 of that series had a tip about finding models created by the SketchUp staff, using the “author:” search syntax. For example, if I want […]

Another Great New 3D Warehouse Feature: Download Components

In the previous post, I wrote about the new material-downloading capabilities of the 3D Warehouse. Another feature that was added at the same time was the ability to download specific components from a model. This feature is also incredibly useful, though it’s still in its initial stages. Just because something in a model is defined as […]