Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Class #19

Today, we took a final assessment for Sketchup by creating a model of Somerset VMS, adding the geolocation, and a bus (and painting that bus pink, for extra credit). I made the bus pink and saved it so I could undo changes made prior to the bus, and when I undid the bus and the other changes, I tried adding the bus file back to Sketchup, but it wasn't pink, AND the front half of the bus was missing. So I tried repainting the bus pink the way I did before but it wouldn't work. I ended up not finishing in 1 class period, as I had planned to do.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Class #18

Today, our class was divided in two, but we had the same amount of time in class as we usually do. In class, we worked on our house projects in Sketchup. In the first half of class, I was able to upload my house project file, but when we came back from the assembly, I couldn't open the file in Sketchup.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Class #17

Today, Mr. Kelley reviewed the Sketchup tutorials with everyone as a class, which is pretty much all we did.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Class #15

In this class, I finished all of my Sketchup Tutorials, and Mr. Kelley showed us an app on the iPad where you can take a picture of drawings in real life and edit them to be 3D printed.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Class #14

Today, I was extremely overwhelmed with the amount of work I was given, since I missed a day of school when I had IT, and I had to test one other day. So, I worked on some of the Sketchup tutorials, and did the blog posts for them.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #6

This tutorial was probably the hardest to understand. It teaches you how to change the "dynamic component." This tool can duplicate an object without stretching it out, open/close doors, turn on/off light switches, rotate chairs, etc. You can find this feature either in the toolbox set or under "Window," and find the "Component Options" tab.

In this picture, the door and the cabinet are open, the window is closed, the lights are switched on, and the chair is facing the viewer and on the ground.

While in this picture, the the door and cabinet are closed, the window is open, the lights are switched off, and the chair is facing away from the viewer, and is elevated in the air.

A shelf that automatically duplicates to fill the spaces every 18 inches it is stretched, using the Scale option. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #5

This tutorial teaches you how to paint materials, and change their texture/translucence. Then, you have to paint the entire kitchen. This probably took around 45 minutes.