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Old Posted Dec 16, 2007, 11:01 AM
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New to Sketch Up...

Hello everyone

First off, I am amazed at the cities you guys are creating. The detail, the thought process, the ideas and the building/city stories are simply brilliant!!!

I have been lurking around here for a year or so, and thought it was finally a good time to download Sketch Up and see what I could come up with...

My biggest question so far is: Do you guys build your models in the city, or do you build them individually and import them into you city???

Any help or beginners tips would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks again...
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2007, 2:23 PM
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most of us just import the buildings from other files
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I am one of the few that actually builds within the city itself. Welcome to sketch-up, hope it works out for you.
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2007, 9:22 PM
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I am with dac I build them within ,BUT if it is like a real detailed building i would import it from another file . Hope your city goes well
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I reckon scale is the most important , Even an untextured (white) model can look realistic if so . I measure everything
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will It be handmade detail or textures?
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2007, 9:40 PM
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also,make sure all the toolbars are visible. when I first started I didnt ever know there were alot more tools,so I drew everthing in straight lines
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2007, 10:42 PM
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WTF OMG BBQ! I do that too austin. Welcome to Sketchup dude!
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 3:59 AM
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Thanks guys... I think I will try to build within the city itself... (seems a little less complicated )

Austin - Thanks for the toolbar tip, I was just useing the basic toolbar at first.


I think I will go with a Las Vegas/Desert/Casino theme for my city... (As I am from Vegas) We will see???

I will post some pics, when I think they are worthy...
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 4:01 AM
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sweet! cant wait. feel free to PM me if you have any questions you dont want to post here

BUT a city within a city is harder and slower to work with.

Sorry for being persistant,but will it use textures or handmade detail?
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 4:07 AM
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I think I will try both at first and see what I like better...

So far I have been playing with picture searches on google and editing with paint... So far so good. I also really want to try and make my own at some point in time...

I would post what I had so far, but I am at work...
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 4:11 AM
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here are the best textures ever!

Download Paint.net,yes its free. Youll find it very handy

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...7&postcount=27
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Well... Here is a shot of my first building...

"The Lost Wages Casino"


Only 1 shot for now, as I find the camera the hardest part of the program... LOL

Let me now...

Ran into some random issues here and there, but so far I am enjoying Sketch Up as a whole...
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2007, 2:13 PM
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that looks really nice,I think you should make texture alittle bit bigger so its more to scale. I see youve got a nice street system goin. Good to start that early.
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Yes I agree with the texture, it'll make it more in proportion. Other than that, nice job.
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Awesome! Great start, I hope you continue with that level of detail.
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Yeah, nice. Just turn off the profiles. Go to View> Edges> Profiles. Then the edges of the building will look thinner and more realistic.
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THATS AWSOME! I lovee yo style, you make all those textures?
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2007, 3:05 AM
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THATS AWSOME! I lovee yo style, you make all those textures?
The roads, the main facade (it's from a pic of the Mirage), the casino logo, and the doors - yes

The brick that out lines the building - no



Thanks for all the complements guys!!!
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Well, The Lost Wages Hotel/Casino (look, I added a pool, but have yet to find a better building texture) has a new "un-named" neighbor in the works... It is a "Wynn Hotel/Casino" esque knock off (1 single curved tower with a large base building) that needs a lot more detail...



The facade is broken down pictures of one of my least favorite buildings in Vegas - Planet Hollywood (the old Aladdin)... BUT... I found it pretty easy to cut/crop out some ok textures...

Side note: I am finding Sketch Up one of the easiest random programs I have ever tried to pick up... Only question I have is where do I find the (cars/people/trees) that I see in all of your threads??? Are they already in the basic Sketch Up (I only downloaded the free version) or do I have to download them from the 3D Warehouse???

Side note "Part 2" (lol): Should I start a "Lost Wages" thread, or just keep posting in this one???


Any help/suggestions is always appreciated...
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