History 51: SketchUp Pro Tutorial
Vicky Chaij, Joshua Tuthill | January 2022
SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a broad range of drawing and design applications — including architectural, interior design, industrial and product design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, theater, film and video game development.
Open SketchUp Pro. Do not worry about the other modes and select simple.
Begin by importing .stl files from your desktop directory. Select file -> Import -> Select .stl file. Recommend that you select an import each file one at a tome or else the models may get lost since they are so small.
The files will start off small. You may not see them at first and will have to zoom in. Use the scale button to scale up. (hotkey S)
Once you add and scale the files begin moving and assembling your temple with the “Move” (hotkey M)
While clicking move you can also simultaneously press “alt” or “option” to duplicate the model in the space.
You can transform the object by right-clicking on the item. This is you flip an object on its axis. Students probably won't have to do any more than this. If it asks you to move something on a component blue(z-axis), green(y-axis), red(x-axis).
Use the paint budget to paint an object. Double click on an object to confine and be able to paint the object by itself. Doing this allows you to auto fill full objects at a time to save time
You can group two pieces together. Select the pieces you want to group -> edit -> group
Finish Texturing each one of your pieces
When you are satisfied with your piece you must add a location and coordinates. Begin by selecting File > Geo-Location> Add location.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.