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Google SketchUp for Game Design by Robin de Jongh

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Time for action - cleaning up a Google Warehouse model

Let's go and get a building from the 3D Warehouse and get it up to scratch so that it's worthy of being included in our level.

  1. Navigate to sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/.
  2. Type in your search for the type of building you want.
  3. Download the model and open it in SketchUp. Here is one I found:
    Time for action - cleaning up a Google Warehouse model
  4. Looks terrific, but before we import it into our game engine, it is best to check a few things:
    • Correct Scale
    • If there are too many groups or components
    • Textures applied sensibly
    • All faces orientated outwards
    • At origin
    • At right angles to Green and Red axes

Fixing the origin and removing hidden geometry

  1. First things ...

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