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Make models in Google Sketchup

Ever want to make awesome 3D models like a pro but didn't have the right program? Google Sketchup is the answer. Popular, Free, Awesome, 3D, all words you like but are rarely used to describe one program, however they all are words that fit Sketchup perfectly. Once you are done with this tutorial you will be able to use the finished model in games, movies, comics, or animations. Unfortunately sketchup can only export as skp. files but you can get a converter that lets you convert it into more useful files. 
 
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Step 1: Download

First you have to down load the program at:  http://sketchup.google.com/download/gsu.html

Simple enough, right?  

Step 2: Think of a project

First you have to think of a project, then continue. 

Step 4: Know the tools

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First thing first, learn how to use the tools.

Step 8: Color or add textures

Color or add textures by pressing the paint bucket icon, and then selecting a color, you can import your own textures by pressing the create material icon and then pressing the browse for materials file. then you can select any image and use it as a texture.

Step 9: You're Done

You're done (just remember to save )! This is my first instructable, do you like it? Don't forget to rate.
DouglasG12 years ago
How did you create the Thompson?
Skill Master (author) 3 years ago
Feel free to rate, hint hint.
Skill Master (author) 3 years ago
I just got Scketchup 8 and its basically the same, same icons, same tools.
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