Monday, March 8, 2010

Our Awesome March Projects

Here's what's on the menu for March 15, when subscribers will be getting their SketchUp Projects of the Month. If you've been debating about whether to sign up, it's only $36 per year, and each month you get 3 projects. (If you don't like math on Mondays, that comes out to a mere $1 per project!)

Build a Fluted Column

Apparently a lot of teachers are talking to students about ancient Greek and Roman architecture, because I've gotten a surprising number of requests for this project. You'll learn how to build a column with a specific number of circular flutes, and how to maximize efficiency by taking advantage of components. This project also involved the very fun Follow Me tool.

Model an Aquarium with a Photo

The tank in the model below was painted using a single digital photo I found on the Internet. This project will show you how to position a texture using the "free pins" technique, and how to "wrap" a picture around multiple faces.

Flower Mosaics

You can make interesting and colorful mosaics just by using two SketchUp tools: Circle and Rotate. This project will show how to make a bunch of these, and how to make up your own patterns. You'll also learn about the valuable skill of pattern recognition and repetition.

Once again, here's the link to sign up for SketchUp Projects of the Month.

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