Beginning with basic photo textures

You're going to start by applying base textures from which you will build upon later. It's like applying an undercoat when decorating, or if you're an artist, it's like laying down a watercolor wash of some basic color. You can add these base textures using your own (or others') photographs, which will add a level of unparalleled realism to your renders or SketchUp output.

There are four ways to create these initial textures:

  • From Match Photo
  • From the textures already present in a model created from a photo (this method is described in Chapter 4, Modeling for Visualization)
  • Using seamless textures
  • Using Google Street View

Let's look at these individually in more detail now.

Starting with Match Photo textures

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