Working with Styles and Shadows
IN THIS CHAPTER
Giving your model some styles
Editing, saving, and sharing styles
Finding out about the Shadows panel
Using shadows to make models look better
Displaying and studying accurate shadows
SketchUp is a very capable tool for presenting the stuff you build. Deciding how your models should look — loose and sketchy, quasi-photorealistic, or anything in between — can be lots of fun, and making the right decisions can help your models communicate what they’re supposed to.
The first half of this chapter is about styles. If you’re the sort of person who likes to draw, you’re in for a treat. If you can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, you’re in for an even bigger treat. SketchUp styles are all about deciding how your geometry — all your faces and edges — will actually look.
SketchUp’s Shadows feature is another awesome tool for presenting models. Displaying shadows is also an easy operation; it’s a matter of clicking a button. When ...