If you would care to see something similar, with even more hp behind it,
Then type in say:
1) integrate sin(x)
2) your first name
3) population of Lansing
or something else...
: I don't think I've seen many threads on drawing/sketching here.
: A point of view I'm considering is that it's difficult to "design"
: anything without being able to sketch. Thus I've developed some interest
: in improving my skills in this area.
Same with me. I can draw and draft pretty easily (old style) for a front-on
view of things, but I am going to brush up on my perspective skills to do
other views. I've played with Sketchup,
but it sems terribly slow for doing an initial quick mock-up of a design idea.
The book I coincidentally bought yesterday seems quite good: Perspective Without
Phil Metzger. It's quick and has practice drawingsof various things, including
boxes, tables, arches and cylindrical objects.
: Coincidentally, the newest issue of FWW, which arrived a few days ago,
: contained an article encouraging "old fashioned formal drawing", on $38
: paper (containing perspective lines...), using a a t-square and a
: drawing board and addititional wasted $ for tracing equipment, etc..
: IMO, I almost feel like the author should apologize in the next issue
: and show how to do everything better, faster and cheaper on SketchUp!
I plan to try (once again) to learn Sktchup at some point, but I need to
be convinced it isn't a slow way to get the same result.
: Ironically, I wouldn't say SketchUp is for sketching as I have used the
: term above.
My experience as well.
-- Andy Barss
I hadn't run across that book. Based upon what I was able to browse, it
looks like a really good choice. One reviewer said that the title
"lied", which I don't think is a bad sign in this case.
Well, based upon my experience, it will be ALOT Slower at first. Then,
after watching twenty something video lessons, putting in a few dozen
hours or practice,and maybe reading a book (not necessarily in that
order), it will be ALOT Faster.
I think if you play around with it like a toy, rather than needing to
get work done, it will come faster. For my practice, I regularly used
SU to create a simple house with a roof, door, window, etc., starting
from scratch every time. I suspect I can make one in under a minute
now. One can furnish it from the Google Warehouse. Somehow then it
becomes more time-consuming (resizing, rotating,...), but I'm becoming
more adept at that too. I'm sure I'll learn something new about SU on
every project I try.
I believe Leon and Swingman are the SU experts here. Someone here will
surely try to help you if you get stuck.
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