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

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Lesson 8. Using the Rotate, Scale, and Follow-Me Tools

In this lesson, we’re going to gain more SketchUp power by manipulating objects.

Using Some New Tools

Here, we’ll learn to use the Rotate, Scale, and Follow-Me tools.

• The Rotate tool does just what it sounds like—it rotates objects. You can use this tool not only to rotate whole objects, but also parts of objects if you select a part of the object and then fold it across edges.

• The Scale tool lets you enlarge and reduce objects as you like. This is a useful tool in case you want to make changes to an object’s size at any time.

• The Follow-Me tool lets you move 2D shapes along paths you’ve specified to create 3D shapes. It’s very cool to watch.

Let’s get started with the Rotate tool. ...

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