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SketchUp.5.the.book.by.bonnie.roskes

SketchUp.5.the.book.by.bonnie.roskes

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it's an great book for beginner's !
it's an great book for beginner's !

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Published by: Babavali.S on Nov 13, 2008
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TheSmoove tool is a combination of smoothing and

moving (but the name still sounds a bit weird). You can

use it to sculpt a TIN - to make hills and valleys, or to

smooth out areas that are too jagged or bumpy. By moving

a circular area of a TIN up or down, you get a smooth

deformation.

1.Click Smoove, or select Tools / Sandbox / Smoove.

2.A red circle appears around the cursor - this is the

tool’s area of influence. The radius of this circle is

listed in the VCB.

3.Enter 30 to set a 30m radius circle.

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4.You can place the center of the Smoove circle in one

of several places. Click to place the center at a grid

intersection point.

The grid points that will be affected (those within the

circle radius) are highlighted by squares. The largest

square is where you placed the circle center, and the

squares get progressively smaller farther out.

5.You can move these grid points up or down. The

Offset value is indicated; you can do it by eye or

enter an exact value. Raise the center of this area

about 10m upward.

6.For the next smoove, place the center at a grid edge.

The two largest squares are at both ends of this edge.

7.Pull this area up as well. You’ve now created two

hills.

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8.Reduce the radius to 20m, and this time place the

center on one of the hidden diagonal edges. Hidden

edges appear when the cursor passes over them.

9.Again, the endpoints of the edge have the largest

squares. And there are now fewer grid points

affected.

10.Pull up one more small hill by placing the center on

one of the triangular faces. These faces also appear

when the cursor passes over them.

11.Reduce the radius once again to 10m. Create a few

depressions in the center to simulate a lake bed.

From the side, your TIN should look something like

this:

12.Display hidden geometry to see all edges that

comprise the TIN. Each triangular face is flat, but all

together they create a smooth look.

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13.Turn off the hidden geometry, and open the Soften

Edges window (Window / Soften Edges, or select

the entire TIN and right-click). Move the slider to the

right to see the edges start to disappear. With nothing

else checked, the surface has a faceted look.

NOTE:Soften Edges is one of SketchUp’s stacking windows.

See “Stacking Windows” onpage437.

14.Check Soften Coplanar, and edges along flat areas

also disappear.

15.Check Smooth Normals to remove the faceting.

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