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Real World Google SketchUp 7, First Edition by Mike Tadros

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Chapter Seven. Mastering Materials

Chapter 6 covered the details of the options for importing images into SketchUp. Just about every option and example outlined in Chapter 6 eventually led to some kind of tutorial for working with textures in SketchUp.

This chapter expands on the image importing options from Chapter 6 and takes a look at the various options for creating and editing materials and textures using SketchUp’s Materials browser. We’ll also explore options for creating and organizing entire SketchUp material libraries.

As you’ll see in this chapter, there’s certainly no shortage of downloadable images from the Internet that can be used straight out of the gate as SketchUp materials. Just keep in mind that SketchUp is primarily a 3D computer-modeling ...

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