December 4, 2012 · 7:30 PM
Have you tried Sketch-up because you heard how great it was... and actually found it frustrating? I tried it twice and had given up on it. It turns out that the Sketch-up designers had some really great ideas about how to more quickly and easily create a 3 dimensional model. Having someone show you their memes makes all the difference in the world. A friend gave me an hour of their time, and I saw the light. I have put together a short tutorial on how to use it and tested it on guinea pigs. I think it will help you see the light too.
Please bring the following 3 things:
You will need to have Sketch-Up installed on your laptop.
Assuming you will want to export your model to .stl for printing, you will also need this sketch-up extension:
And you will have to have a wheel mouse with a clickable wheel, similar to this one:
Assuming all goes well, after everyone has duplicated the one in the tutorial, and there is more time, we will pick an interesting something to model suggested by one of the participants, and we'll try to do it on the spot.