HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Urban Art > Google Sketchup


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #301  
Old Posted Feb 3, 2010, 8:57 PM
Flamesrule Flamesrule is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pastime- Calgary
Posts: 2,665
Ok guys here is the question. I know how to get textures from the web and everything but .........



How do you MAKE your own textures??????


If I use MS Paint do I use a photo from the internet and then edit it or make it from scratch????? Also if I make it from scratch then how?????


I really need this answered.


It's probably around here somewhere but I'm too lazy to look it up.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #302  
Old Posted Feb 3, 2010, 9:15 PM
Duffstuff129's Avatar
Duffstuff129 Duffstuff129 is offline
Charismatic Stallion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 576
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamesrule View Post
Ok guys here is the question. I know how to get textures from the web and everything but .........



How do you MAKE your own textures??????


If I use MS Paint do I use a photo from the internet and then edit it or make it from scratch????? Also if I make it from scratch then how?????


I really need this answered.


It's probably around here somewhere but I'm too lazy to look it up.
This is extremely vague. What do you mean exactly?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #303  
Old Posted Feb 3, 2010, 9:20 PM
Flamesrule Flamesrule is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pastime- Calgary
Posts: 2,665
lol soory for not being more clearly. This is what I mean:

I want to make my own textures instead of searching for them on the internet.


How do I MAKE my own textures???

I know still very wide in asking but I just need to know how to make textures.If you need more understanding just tell me.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #304  
Old Posted Feb 23, 2010, 4:27 AM
Krases's Avatar
Krases Krases is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamesrule View Post
lol soory for not being more clearly. This is what I mean:

I want to make my own textures instead of searching for them on the internet.


How do I MAKE my own textures???

I know still very wide in asking but I just need to know how to make textures.If you need more understanding just tell me.
Well you can find a existing texture and modify it slightly or you can take pictures and take samples from that picture, then use various distortion techniques to make it smooth and even.
__________________
There are many things money can buy. But one thing money can't buy is your momma, she's for free and everyone knows it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #305  
Old Posted Feb 25, 2010, 2:17 AM
Austin55's Avatar
Austin55 Austin55 is offline
__________
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 4,965
Hey flamesrule, what kind of textures are you wanting? like actual pictures, paint style (like early staunton) or something like live.local things (newer staunton)?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #306  
Old Posted Feb 25, 2010, 2:33 AM
Austin55's Avatar
Austin55 Austin55 is offline
__________
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 4,965
Here is how I do a texture. I make every face a component, it makes everything easier to work with and edit and speeds up sketchup a tad.

I start out with a blank face and turn it into a component. Afterwards you can add the texture of your choice, and use the move/copy tool to crop the edges smoothly along the texture (just make sure when you do you stay on the axis) From here you can easily scale the face as a whole without ruining your texture, or if you need, say more windows rather than bigger windows you can use the same move/copy tool i mentioned above.

Edit-then you can take these faces and rotate them together to make buildings. it will take some practivce but it works great for me.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #307  
Old Posted Feb 25, 2010, 11:26 AM
Flamesrule Flamesrule is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pastime- Calgary
Posts: 2,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austin55 View Post
Hey flamesrule, what kind of textures are you wanting? like actual pictures, paint style (like early staunton) or something like live.local things (newer staunton)?
Thanks for the advice Austin. I'll try it.



BTW I would like to try Local live kind of textures since I'm already using real life photos.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #308  
Old Posted Mar 1, 2010, 6:23 AM
Aleks's Avatar
Aleks Aleks is offline
cookies, skittles & milk
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 6,257
woahhhhh! i had no idea you could change the view on sketchup! click on the "Zoom" tool (little magnifying glass) and at the bottom-right corner you will see "35.00 degrees". Click on once, nothing will happen, but begin typing (i have it set at 90 right now) and click enter. You will be able to see more of your model.

I think it's greattt since I always want to do renders in small spaces! try it!
__________________
...the greatness of victor is equally proportionate to the skill and obduracy of foe...
-Kostof-
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #309  
Old Posted Mar 1, 2010, 6:49 AM
Krases's Avatar
Krases Krases is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
woahhhhh! i had no idea you could change the view on sketchup! click on the "Zoom" tool (little magnifying glass) and at the bottom-right corner you will see "35.00 degrees". Click on once, nothing will happen, but begin typing (i have it set at 90 right now) and click enter. You will be able to see more of your model.

I think it's greattt since I always want to do renders in small spaces! try it!
GAH! That is pretty cool!
__________________
There are many things money can buy. But one thing money can't buy is your momma, she's for free and everyone knows it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #310  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2010, 1:40 PM
ertiikus's Avatar
ertiikus ertiikus is offline
Asswipe
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krases View Post
GAH! That is pretty cool!
Field of view
__________________
This is a signature, what's a signature?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #311  
Old Posted Apr 20, 2010, 8:22 PM
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
Innsertnamehere Innsertnamehere is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 6,278
i tried that, but i dont like it, it makes your model look all wonky.

i have a few questions. first how do you make a cone and half-sphere?

and, this is more general, but how exactly do i upload photos to the forum? i've taken the snapshots on sketchup, and then put them on photobucket but what do i do now?

Last edited by Innsertnamehere; Apr 21, 2010 at 10:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #312  
Old Posted Jul 3, 2010, 9:48 PM
Austin55's Avatar
Austin55 Austin55 is offline
__________
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 4,965
How do you make other components invisible while working with anoher component?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #313  
Old Posted Jul 3, 2010, 10:51 PM
treras93's Avatar
treras93 treras93 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 869
On mac its view>component edit>hide rest of model and when you click on the component everything else will be gone.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #314  
Old Posted Jul 3, 2010, 10:55 PM
Austin55's Avatar
Austin55 Austin55 is offline
__________
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 4,965
^thanks.
Also, how do you turn of autosave? I forgot.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #315  
Old Posted Jul 3, 2010, 11:19 PM
treras93's Avatar
treras93 treras93 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 869
sorry i dont know that one, the settings are different on mac and pc.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #316  
Old Posted Jul 5, 2010, 12:39 AM
foshizzle92 foshizzle92 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Please help me. I am so confused about textures. have no idea about how to make them and how to apply them to models. I am beyond confused about this.
Thanks,
Jack
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #317  
Old Posted Jul 9, 2010, 8:58 AM
Vellu's Avatar
Vellu Vellu is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: skyscraperless Finland
Posts: 784
Welcome to the forum!

There's tons of material about using textures in Sketchup. There's stuff in this thread and other threads in this forum. You might want to check the Staunton and Tennington threads for example. There's also some useful tutorials and the Sketchup site: http://sketchup.google.com/intl/fi/training/videos.html and check out YouTube also.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #318  
Old Posted Aug 7, 2010, 4:34 AM
Jonboy1983's Avatar
Jonboy1983 Jonboy1983 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The absolute western-most point of the Philadelphia urbanized area. :)
Posts: 1,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere View Post
i tried that, but i dont like it, it makes your model look all wonky.

i have a few questions. first how do you make a cone and half-sphere?

and, this is more general, but how exactly do i upload photos to the forum? i've taken the snapshots on sketchup, and then put them on photobucket but what do i do now?
you can go to your photo album on photobucket and select the photo(s) you want to post to a forum. It should give you 4 options (email, AIM, url, and forum [img] posting) You'd want the last option on here. Highlight that url and select "copy." Then, come back into this forum and select "paste." and you should see a code like this in the type box:

[IMG]urlofphotoonphotobucketorwhateverwebsitethepicisstoredon.etc[/IMG]

Of course, the mac option was already posted apparently. :-)

NOTE: you must use the appropriate code when and where necessary. i.e. it will not work trying to pass off a URL code as an IMG one. I tried that the first time only to see a dreaded red "X" where the photo should be...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #319  
Old Posted Aug 7, 2010, 12:25 PM
Flamesrule Flamesrule is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pastime- Calgary
Posts: 2,665
Hey thansk for helping him but as you may see his city Howich he has figured how to do it.


But thanks for helping!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #320  
Old Posted Aug 17, 2010, 11:35 AM
Flamesrule Flamesrule is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pastime- Calgary
Posts: 2,665
Hey Guys Here is a question: How do you make a building by floor by floor?
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Urban Art > Google Sketchup
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:00 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.