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by daver
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Activity?
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Activity?

Is this forum still active? I haven't heard anything from it for years but just had a notification a few minutes ago about some activity on one of my threads. I thought this forum had closed up.
by daver
Thu May 01, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Sketchup for my island units
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Sketchup for my island units

Well, you were needing a new toy, anyway, Karl. ;)

Mark, you could upload the SKP file to the 3D Warehouse and share the link here.
by daver
Thu May 01, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Sketchup for my island units
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Sketchup for my island units

Tusses, that's flattering. Thank you. I'll take your money. ;)

Karl, even beyond downloading SketchUp, it wouldn't run on the Chromebook anyway. You'll need to find a real computer first. Surely there must be one around you can use.
by daver
Thu May 01, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Sketchup for my island units
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Sketchup for my island units

If you make the model correctly it'll be easy enough to modify to suit the client's needs. It would probably be best to draw it in 3D so you can show clients perspective views and you can make modifications in any direction needed.
by daver
Thu May 01, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Sketchup for my island units
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Sketchup for my island units

How much time? Who's doing the drawing? How much detail do you need? How much information would you be supplying? I might spend an hour on it. Probably a little less, maybe a little more. If you've only dabbled in SketchUp you could expect it'll take longer. Are you wanting to do the drawing or are ...
by daver
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

You're welcome, gentlemen. Hopefully it was what you wanted to know.
by daver
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

So here's a quickie on how I make the renders with the lines. When you get the systems sorted in your image editor, the basic steps go very quickly. Before I make any images I create a scene for the view in SketchUp so I can easily return to it if needed. I made a hidden line image export from Sketc...
by daver
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

Good enough for me. I'll fix something up.
by daver
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

Really? Do you think there's really some interest?
by daver
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

You made a comment about not getting the separation between parts as you see with edges in the SketchUp drawing. Remember that rendering applications are only dealing with faces. They don't show the edges as lines. It's kind of like reality in that sense. Real objects don't generally have black line...
by daver
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Renders

For more photographic renders I like Kerkythea. It's very powerful and it's free. This was done using using. This is just a very simple render but they can get more involved if you want.

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by daver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 11224

Re: Some of my latest renders

That's nice, Nick.
by daver
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?

Ah, yes. the old operating syndrome. I understand the problem. It would open a whole can of worms, I guess. Maybe you could find someone with SketchUp pro who might be willing and able to make the import for you. Maybe you could make a trade. ;)
by daver
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?

Hi Roger,

Happy Christmas to you, too. And thank you very kindly for the endorsement. ;)
by daver
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: Turbocrd Pro 4 (Mac) Export to Sketch-up?

The free version of SketchUp will not import DXF either. OS version doesn't matter. You can see the available import file types if you go to File>Import. You could upgrade to SU2013. When you download it you'll get an 8 hour trial of SU2013 pro and you could import the DWG/DXF file with it. After th...
by daver
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 11224

Re: Some of my latest renders

Nick,

That's nice.
by daver
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 11224

Re: Some of my latest renders

Nice work, Nick. Those are kind of fun to do, aren't they? I did some for a client a few years ago. It was actually interesting to see the comparison between my Sketc-drawn designs and his final product.
by daver
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing Curves Through Points
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

oldsaxon wrote:
daver wrote:A French curve would be great on paper but not so useful on the computer screen. ;)


I used to draw (and do the surveys for) topographic maps. I love French curves more than I love IPA.


Howzzat work for you on your computer screen? :P
by daver
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 11224

Re: Some of my latest renders

Where's the 'Like' button? Nice work.
by daver
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: More renders
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: More renders

Are the missing labels on the binders faces which are reversed in SketchUp? If so, Kerkythea won't render reversed faces. As to the lights, you don't normally have to play with many setting. Just Multiplier which affects the brightness and Radius (if Soft Shadows are enabled) if you want soft shadow...
by daver
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: More renders
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: More renders

Are you using the SU2KT exporter? It has a tool for inserting spot and omni lights. The exporter will then export the lights, materials, cameras (scenes in SU) and so on. You can make adjustments to the materials and lights and even camera positions as needed. You'll make settings for the materials ...
by daver
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: More renders
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: More renders

Nice start, Steve. You're right. There are a lot of options you can set up in Kerkythea (as with most rendering applications out there) but you can manage with only using a few of them. I use Kerkythea and manage to get what I want out of it but I'm no expert. Here are a few things to consider. -Set...
by daver
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Sorry about that. Well, now you can do it. ;)
by daver
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Nick, you probably have better tools for building that than I do.
by daver
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Thank you.

Maybe I'll have to build one.
by daver
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes

There's an echo in here. :D OK, so I had a look at your model. (BTW, you uploaded the back up file which has the skb extension instead of the last saved version which should be skp.) I'm not sure which direction you want to resize the model or where your 1000mm or 1500mm comes in but, you should be ...
by daver
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes

It looks like a nice case. And if you're learning, that's even better.
by daver
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes

O.k, so if I selected the two sides, would it automatically move the top, cornice and beading etc after or would I need to reposition them separately ? Edit: I'll see if I can host the thing im trying to change. Thanks ;) Sent from my GT-I9300 It depends upon how you've drawn your model. Did you dr...
by daver
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Stretching sketchup model without altering section sizes

Further to Nick's suggestion, if you've made the separate parts as components, simply move those that don't change such as the pelmet up. Then open a case side component and select the top portion and move it up. If you have a rebate or housing that needs to remain in the same relationship with the ...
by daver
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Ignore Senior, Dave. He's wearing his 'I'm a d*ckhead' hat on tonight for some reason. Maybe Tesco's have got a special offer on cheap wine. :lol: :lol: As long as he hasn't been drinking the cheap stuff from Axminster. http://www.axminster.co.uk/images/products/large/810085_xl.jpg
by daver
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

To be honest, I don't know a great deal about the table or its design. I don't believe the rear legs were hinged but rather fixed in the top rail. The top was loose on the trestles so it could be knocked down. The cleats on the underside of the top would help to keep the top flat and prevent the top...
by daver
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Medieval Period Trestle Table
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Medieval Period Trestle Table

Here's a medieval period table I doodled out based on a photo from the 40s or 50s. I think it would make a nice temporary table for when the family comes at the holidays. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/8978793678_e7ac049de8.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/8977601091_3582bce42c.jpg The ori...
by daver
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Problem with the latest sketchup
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Problem with the latest sketchup

Screen shots are fine if you don't need better quality images. Export>2D Images aren't difficult at all and you can create higher resolution images if you want them. I only use screen shots when I need to show tools for tutorials.
by daver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Problem with the latest sketchup
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Problem with the latest sketchup

I've heard of this once or twice. Not specifically related to SketchUp 2013. In those cases the problem turned out to be outdated video drivers. You might try updating your laptop's video drivers to the most current version and see what you get.
by daver
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing Curves Through Points
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Drawing Curves Through Points

A French curve would be great on paper but not so useful on the computer screen. ;)
by daver
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill

Looks nice to me but I won'der if the diagonal braces should be the continuous pieces. Or maybe there should be halving joints for the cross overs. Which side gets the hinges?
by daver
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Revised CutList Plugin for SketchUp
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

Revised CutList Plugin for SketchUp

Recently an issue with HTML display of layouts stopped working on PCs. The author of the plugin has made a revision so they'll be displayed again. See here for details. The new version of the plugin comes as a .RBZ file so if you have V8M2 or later you can auto-install it.
by daver
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Joints etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Joints etc

Yes, every face has a front and a back. The default style template, which I'm guessing you are using, shows front faces as white, or shades of gray when at an angle to the camera and blue for the back. You can correct the face orientation by right clicking on a reversed face and choosing Reverse Fac...
by daver
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Joints etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Joints etc

I felt a draft as you passed by, Nick. :) Yes, one could use the trim tool in the Solid Tools set. I didn't suggest it because as Nick says, that's a pro only feature and even more to the point, it converts components to groups. This would result in even more work than the ways I suggested. One thin...
by daver
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Joints etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Joints etc

Well, you could open the piece with the tenon, copy (Edit>Copy, Ctrl+C, Command-C) the geometry of the tenon and then open the mating piece for editing and use Edit>Paste in place to paste what will now be the mortice geometry. You need to correct the face orientation and delete the skin over the op...

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