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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like.
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Google SketchUp is an easy-to-use modelling application that is particularly suitable for architectural models.
  
URL: http://sketchup.google.com/ <br>
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URL: http://sketchup.google.com/<br>
 
Tutorials: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html<br>
 
Tutorials: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html<br>
Reference Guide: http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116008 <br>
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Reference Guide: http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116008<br>
SketchUp SDK: http://sketchup.google.com/community/developers.html <br>
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SketchUp SDK: http://sketchup.google.com/community/developers.html<br>
 
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=== Known Issues ===
 
=== Known Issues ===
 
 
Faces will be double sided.
 
  
 
== Unity Scale Calibration ==
 
== Unity Scale Calibration ==
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1 meter in SketchUp = 1 unit in Unity.
  
1 meter in sketchup = 1 unit in unity.
 
 
== Meshes (Modelling) ==
 
== Meshes (Modelling) ==
  
== Textures (UV's) ==
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== Textures (UVs) ==
Import the textures as assets into unity, and apply them to the materials sketchup imports.
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Import the textures as assets into Unity, and apply them to the materials sketchup imports.
 
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== Exporting to Unity ==
 
== Exporting to Unity ==
 
=== Scene Cleanup ===
 
=== Scene Cleanup ===
TBA
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If you discover that faces are missing in Unity, switch SketchUp into monochrome display mode (Edit→Face Style→Monochrome).  In this mode, faces will appear white on the outside and blue on the inside.  If you have any outward-pointing faces that appear in blue, right click on them and choose Reverse Faces from the contextual menu.
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=== Export ===
 
=== Export ===
Export form sketchup as .fbx, and make sure double sided faces is ON, or you will have missing faces when imported.
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Export into Unity using FBX format.
  
 
[[Category:3D Applications]]
 
[[Category:3D Applications]]

Revision as of 06:36, 4 October 2010

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Overview

Description

Google SketchUp is an easy-to-use modelling application that is particularly suitable for architectural models.

URL: http://sketchup.google.com/
Tutorials: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html
Reference Guide: http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116008
SketchUp SDK: http://sketchup.google.com/community/developers.html

Known Issues

Unity Scale Calibration

1 meter in SketchUp = 1 unit in Unity.

Meshes (Modelling)

Textures (UVs)

Import the textures as assets into Unity, and apply them to the materials sketchup imports.

Exporting to Unity

Scene Cleanup

If you discover that faces are missing in Unity, switch SketchUp into monochrome display mode (Edit→Face Style→Monochrome). In this mode, faces will appear white on the outside and blue on the inside. If you have any outward-pointing faces that appear in blue, right click on them and choose Reverse Faces from the contextual menu.

Export

Export into Unity using FBX format.

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