Scale Modeling using Sketchup

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Learn how to use Google Sketchup to create scale models for your model railroad

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Scale Modeling using Sketchup

  1. 1. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Scale Modeling using Sketchup Scott Povlot
  2. 2. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building a Prototype Model ● Research and Find Photos ● Find Prototype Plans if available ● Create Scale Plans ● Build Mockup if needed ● Build Model
  3. 3. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Making a Plan to Make a Plan ● Find Scale Plans in Magazines ● Draw Scale Plans ● Sketches ● Scale Ruler ● Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  4. 4. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Designing Structures using Sketchup ● 3D Modeling Tool ● Website: www.sketchup.com ● Free Software ● Used with Google Earth ● Easy to Use (Mostly) ● Video Tutorials
  5. 5. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Sketchup Features ● Simple Drawing Tools ● Line, Circle, Rectangle, Polygon ● Push/Pull, Move, Scale ● Photo Match ● Apply Materials or Photos ● Design in Actual Measurements ● Print at Scale Size
  6. 6. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Printing Scale Plans in Sketchup ● Camera View ● Parallel Projection ● Left/Right ● Front/Back/Top ● NO “Fit to page”
  7. 7. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building a Model Using Scale Plans ● Styrene ● Cut out plans with scissors ● Apply plans to sheet styrene with double sided tape ● Trace plans with sharp knife ● Wood ● Apply double sided tape to scale plans ● Build framing then siding with scale lumber
  8. 8. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  9. 9. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  10. 10. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  11. 11. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  12. 12. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  13. 13. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building Terminal Station's R.R. Grill
  14. 14. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling a Georgia Barn
  15. 15. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling a Georgia Barn
  16. 16. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling a Georgia Barn
  17. 17. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling a Georgia Barn
  18. 18. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling a Georgia Barn
  19. 19. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  20. 20. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  21. 21. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  22. 22. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  23. 23. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  24. 24. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  25. 25. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Modeling the Atlanta Terminal Station
  26. 26. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Building the Mockup ● Black Foam Board ● Tacky Glue ● Why? ● Get a sense of size and scale ● Work out complex areas like roofs ● Determine areas of possible compression
  27. 27. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Atlanta Terminal Station Challenges ● Hip(ped) Roofs ● Selective Compression ● Custom Detail Castings ● Lots of Windows ● And lots of Arches
  28. 28. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Sketchup Resources ● http://www.sketchup.com/learn ● Video Tutorials ● Quick Reference Card ● Sketchup Books ● Google Sketchup for Dummies ● Google Sketchup – The Missing Manual ● http://www.mastersketchup.com/10-sketchup-tips/
  29. 29. Scale Modeling with Sketchup Conclusion ● Draw Scale Plans using Sketchup ● Build Mockup if necessary ● Build Your Own Prototype Model ● Questions?

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