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solo75080

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This is a basic tutorial and pertains mostly to SU technique, but oviously it gets rendered at end...so if you ever want a landscape that is not PS made or stuck on then enjoy.


Using your landscape editor in SU create your contours and add trees etc.


Apply textures to model (put hidden geometry on to help with accuracy)


Now "project" the texture in order to smooth it out


Render it...


Play with textures for different effects

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excellent tutorial.


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can you explain what you mean by "project the texture to smooth it out"? thanks.
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Sure...attached is a .skp tutorial.



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thanks, TK, very kind of you to reply. I got it. I have been doing sketchup professionally for a couple of years, but somehow missed that feature! I could have used it in some other places, believe me.


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No problem, glad to help... I used this technique in the beginning to create sky domes.


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the tutorial really show why you are the texture king

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how did you make the contour?  using sandbox???? but i dont know how to find sandbox in sketchup 6 do you know where it is located????

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Hmmm... I use ver 5 pro, as everything is where it should be, version 6 slows me down due to the mixed up layout. So I dunno...sorry.


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sandbox.... if you go to preferences (in window tab) then go to extensions and tick the box for sandbox. It should add a tool bar.

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Solo, you're one of the best assets to this site

Thanks so much for being so willing to share your knowledge, this stuff is great.

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Solo

You should seriously consider teaching. You seem to have a wealth of knowledge and experience and an amazing talent. And you seem to enjoy helping everyone out. If there isn't one out there already you should start a school for 3d modeling and rendering. Sign me up for the first semester

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solo,

i was also tentative about switching to SU6 in the begining but found it more convenient as i worked with it, in SU5 in order to change the background color and sky color and line color and thickness (any aspect relating to display) u needed to go to window>model info in order to change them, in SU6 the display settings are conveniently places in a sticky window and u can save whatevr setting your happy with. very helpful, i get irritated working in 5 now... u should really give it a chance

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hey Solo, 

can you repost this tutorial?  Where the images should be it just says "403 forbidden".

thank you
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