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Real World Google SketchUp 7, First Edition by Mike Tadros

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Chapter Six. Importing Images

There’s truly something awesome about the process of taking a 2D image and manipulating it in 3D. For the most part, it’s just fun, but the ability to effectively import images into SketchUp provides a tremendous advantage for designers. That statement holds especially true for those skilled in traditional, hand-drawn media. As you’ll see later in this chapter, SketchUp can provide a wonderful bridge between hand-drawn imagery and 3D computer modeling.

In addition, SketchUp’s ability to import digital photographs, such as a picture of an old wooden door or a shiny new stainless steel appliance, can help lend a tremendous amount of realism to your model.

SketchUp’s image import options also provide users with a way to ...

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