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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner

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Lesson 7. Painting Your Objects

So far, we’ve been drawing objects using the SketchUp default shading, but that’s probably not what you have in mind to color your own objects. You can also paint your objects.

Painting

For example, take a look at Figure 7.1, where you can see a cube of wood.

Figure 7.1. A cube.

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Or is it? It certainly doesn’t look like a cube of wood. Now take a look at Figure 7.2, where we’ve used the Paint tool (the tool with the paint bucket icon) and painted the block with a wood texture—if you can see the grain on the various faces, you can see that it looks a lot more like a block of wood.

Figure 7.2. A block of wood ...

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