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    Sketchup for beginners!! Post your Tutorials here.

    As the title says, if you're a beginner and need some help or if you've got some great tuts to share with the nooblets feel free.

    Sketchup is a great way for a 2d artist to break into the 3d realm without too much sweat. It's insanely easier to use in comparison to most Pro 3d programs but now I'm just reiterating what Davi said.

    So cast of your trepidations and help us populate this community with more astounding art. Here's to you.

    To download Google Sketchup click on the following link:

    http://sketchup.google.com/

    Some Links of Note

    Video Tutorials: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html

    Sketchup Wiki: http://www.suwiki.org/suwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    Sketchup Blog Spothttp://sketch-ups.blogspot.com/2006/...-solution.html

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    Blueprint Tutorial

    Here's a tutorial I made for importing and setting up blueprints or elevation drawings into Sketchup. Plus the site that's hosting it has tons of reference pics!!

    http://www.the-blueprints.com/index....ials/sketchup/

    It's for Sketchup 6, but it should all work with 7.

    Sketchup 7 rocks by the way.

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    Some more resources:

    SketchUp User's Guide (this is for v6 but much more usable than the new for v7)

    LayOut User's Guide

    "Full Dump" of the Google SketchUp Help Center

    Video tutorials

    Self Paced tutorials

    Go-2-School videos

    More old SU videos of earlier versions

    Chiefwoodworker's woodworking tutorial blog


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    Anymore tuts guys?

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    What I would really like to see is a tut of how you guys use sketchup to create digital paintings. I gotta admit, I'm kinda stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iambanana View Post
    What I would really like to see is a tut of how you guys use sketchup to create digital paintings. I gotta admit, I'm kinda stuck.
    Same here. Just paint over? Create basic layout and perspective and paint over? use it as reference? I'm such a 3d noob I need to be hit with the stick of knowledge a few times...

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    The video tutorials listed on the google sketchup site is very informative so I suggest you check that out.

    There is a screen caption you can take with your lighting setup depending on time of day. After that you can take a caption, port it to PS and just paintover it.

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    Loving the tuts - keep 'em coming! Us noobs need feeding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Same here. Just paint over? Create basic layout and perspective and paint over? use it as reference? I'm such a 3d noob I need to be hit with the stick of knowledge a few times...
    Yeah in Coro's vid he seems to be painting over his sketchup models. Unfortunately I can't afford to purchase the video. I only saw a preview.

    It would be great to get an idea of how he does it though.

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    Hey - thanks for the tutorials and introducing me to this program! I literally had no idea this software existed!

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    @ sodese9 What I would really like to see is a tut of how you guys use sketchup to create digital paintings. I gotta admit, I'm kinda stuck.
    See here there are some tuts on what you are looking for..http://www.sketchupartists.org/ and http://www.sketchupartists.org/prese...ns/techniques/

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