Build your house using SketchUp tutorial

arno

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#1
Hi all,

I have uploaded the tutorial I have written about making a house for FSX using SketchUp. This tutorial is aimed at the novice developer that wants to build his (or her) first object. It covers the following topics:

  • How to gather the information about the building
  • How to model the geometry in SketchUp
  • How to create the texture from photo material
  • How to map the texture on the building
  • How to export the building to the file formats used by FSX
  • How to position the building at the right location in the world

You can find the tutorial on the Wiki.

I hope it is useful to you and let me know if you have any feedback!

Some of the topics are not SketchUp specific by the way, so they might also be useful when you are modelling in GMax or FSDS.
 
#3
Hi Kevin:

The PDF version of Arno's "Build your house using SketchUp" tutorial is here: ;)

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/downloads/BuildYourHouseForFSUsingSketchup.pdf



Hmmm... I also cannot find Arnos' fine "Build your house using SketchUp" tutorial in the FSDeveloper You Tube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/fsdeveloper :confused:


FYI
: Tom Gibson's nice tutorial is still available here:

http://www.calclassic.com/sketchup_tutorial.htm



Also, the "official" Google Sketchup tutorial videos are here:

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/training/videos.html



BTW: Another nice series on building-related work-flows with Sketchup is here:

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu51.shtml

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu52.shtml

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu53.shtml


Hope this helps ! :)

GaryGB
 
#4
Hi Kevin:

The PDF version of Arno's "Build your house using SketchUp" tutorial is here: ;)

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/downloads/BuildYourHouseForFSUsingSketchup.pdf



Hmmm... I also cannot find Arnos' fine "Build your house using SketchUp" tutorial in the FSDeveloper You Tube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/fsdeveloper :confused:


FYI
: Tom Gibson's nice tutorial is still available here:

http://www.calclassic.com/sketchup_tutorial.htm



Also, the "official" Google Sketchup tutorial videos are here:

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/training/videos.html



BTW: Another nice series on building-related work-flows with Sketchup is here:

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu51.shtml

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu52.shtml

http://courses.washington.edu/udpddp/exercises/tu53.shtml


Hope this helps ! :)

GaryGB
Thanks! Yeah I know I watched it. Not sure where I got the link from. Driving me crazy now lol.
 

arno

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#5
Hi,

I can't even remember I made a video tutorial for that as well. But let me check tomorrow, I should still have the file here and then I will upload it to YouTube.
 

arno

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#7
Hi,

I don't think I made a real video tutorial for SketchUp. But I made a quick screen capture that I ran on a FS show before. It shows making the object from my written tutorial, but it has no sound. I put it on YouTube as well now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5RaB7k4jyU
 
#8
Hi,

I don't think I made a real video tutorial for SketchUp. But I made a quick screen capture that I ran on a FS show before. It shows making the object from my written tutorial, but it has no sound. I put it on YouTube as well now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5RaB7k4jyU
Thats the one I watched but it had sound. This is going to drive me cray now. I do remember that it wasn't under the fsdeveloper tag at youtube. I need to retrace my steps on how I may have gotten to the video. I know it was a link from something I was reading.
 
#9
Using Sketchup

I am new on the subjet. I tried to do a building with sketchup. It was all ok, but when I tried to load the building on FSX, I tried with Whisplacer but also with SDK Object placer, the resultant building in FSX was not complete, the roof or perhaps some lateral wall was not represented.
Someone too experienced that? What can be the trouble? Thank denic
 

arno

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#13
No, not really. FSX objects work in P3D. And if you want to use the P3D v2 MDL format you need to use the XtoMDL from that SDK, but the texture formats are the same.
 

Leo2789

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#15
Hello,

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but I just wanted to ask if anyone knows where could I get a computer based free version of Sketchup? It could be a fairly old version, I just wanted a free version that I could install and use offline (unlike the only current free option which is browser based).
I tried installling SketchUpMAke 2017 but this is only a trial version for the pro version which lasts only 30 days...
Any help would be appreciated!

Leonardo
 

Leo2789

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#17
As365,

Oh you had experience with it and thats what happened? Guess I’ll wait 30 days and see then :)
Btw the functionalities that get disabled don’t render the program basically useless for FS scenery design purposes right?

Thanks,

Leonardo
 
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