I know that the dog days of August is not the best time to introduce anything new and academic, but school is right around the corner, and you know you can use some new project ideas. Here's what you'll get if you're a subscriber to our Projects of the Month:
We had a project back in May which showed how to use the Follow Me tool to create round chess pieces. This prompted a few subscribers to ask how to create pieces with cutouts, such as a chess castle. So this project shows how it's done, using the Intersect with Model tool and cutting shapes.
This is a very cool project, in which you start with just a rectangle with a few lines in it, and use mirrored copies to create a beautiful, symmetric fence complete with a frame.
Text as Graphics
SketchUp has a 3D Text tool which enables you to create words on a wall, but too many words and characters will really mushroom your file size. A better way to add lots of text is to use a graphic instead.
The yearly subscription is still just $36 for 36 projects (3 per month), so what are you waiting for? Sign up: Projects of the Month!
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