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SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization Second Edition by Robin de Jongh, Thomas Bleicher

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Handling challenging modeling tasks

We're going to look at some of the most common modeling tasks you need to know about. There is no dark art to any of these, but just good common sense and proven methods of modeling. You will be able to use these techniques time and time again:

  • Windows and doors
  • Roofs, flashing, and ridge tiles
  • Curtain walling
  • Masonry
  • Roads and pavements

Windows and doors

Don't model these! Have a search on the 3D Warehouse and see what you can get. There's a plethora of windows, so you should be able to find what you need. If not, you can use the techniques introduced in this chapter to model a door from a photograph. This also adds important texture details.

Once you are happy with the door or window component you have obtained, you ...

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