Funny. Actually i find SketchUp so far from any CAD or technical design software that i find it frustrating. I fight for months with the 3DMax version i had in my office to align textures to sides of a mesh... using scripts and any sort of things that i, as a programmer, can sort out....
now we don't have 3DMax anymore and just doing some simple UVW mapping in sketchup is a real pain.
I find Sketchup very intuitive to use, but as I have no other knowledge of 3D programs, I have no habits to unlearn. The first thing I learned with it is "don't fight the program", it works with inference, you have to adjust to it.
I am trying to use it make some 3D shapes, but I'll print them to draw the details and then I'll color in Photoshop.
I am more used to use Sketchup in my illustrations, but shapes for 3D models are easier, because they have to be kept to a minimum (imho, if you can paint a detail, you don't need to model it.
Looks good to me, I put together a layout tool for chunky dungeons and Castleworks Ultimate from WWG. To make snapping easier layout a grid of 1 inch squares say 30x30 inchs then create your master elements and rest them around the side and copy and paste them when you want one. then grab a lower corner and it'll naturally "grab" to the grid...
might have a picy:
not sure if your interested but here's the base grid:
Post by BilliamBabble Inked Adventures on Mar 16, 2011 11:06:59 GMT -9
Thanks guys, there's quite a bit here for me to chew over.
I think I must me just too impatient to learn exactly how to use a piece of software, I always go in demanding a specific result rather than playing about, I was assuming my problem was with CAD concepts, but like Parduz says, it works differently, so I'm guessing it's about "not fighting the program" - which I definitely do, Bhoritz. After my break-up with Paint Shop Pro 8, GIMP just didn't understand my needs, but slowly we worked it through.
Ooh - fold-up nets in Flattery - this could come in very useful!
Excellent pic, Sirrob. It looks so much easier than scrolling through a whole menu of models. More like Lego! There's so many amazing pre-made dungeon models out there.
Actually that base might really help me out, thanks for that.
I think I need to be locked in a log cabin for a month with no distractions a broadband connection and pile of microwave meals, and then I'll crack it.
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