Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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
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
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Today, Mr Hughes wouldn't let me interrupt maroon group or whatever's class for ten seconds to get my laptop, so I used the one at the back of the IT classroom. For some reason when I go back to edit what I've written it replaces a letter with each letter I type. Anywho, we went onto thingiverse to make a keychain and we had to change the font, make the border a square instead of the default where it wraps around the letters, etc. Since Mr Kelley wants us to be protected from strangers over the internet and stuff, even though I publicly show my name and face on Instagram etc., I had to erase my name and change it to my blog name. Here is a screencap of my creation.
Pretty cool. We didn't print them.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Today, we visited a website called thingiverse, which shows us how to download a file and print it on the 3D printer.
This is an image that I found interesting. It was a file off of the website that you can 3D print, which you can visit at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1987128.