Friday, March 7, 2014

Sketchup by Iisa

There are many things you can use to make 3D items, but in Class 2 we use something called Sketchup. “What is Sketchup?” I hear you ask. Read on then!

Sketchup is a 3D designing programme. With it, you can make ANYTHING, you just have to put your mind to it. If you have a good design or something, to print it you send it to a 3D printer to be made.

Sketchup to me is special. Why? because with it you can make whatever you wish, although sometimes it gets real tough. But still, Sketchup is really cool. Believe me.

Okay, I know some of you who are reading this want to know what Sketchup is. Well, there’s a video tutorial at the end of this story. If you don’t want to watch it, then you may read on.

Shapes - You have the circle, square, and hexagon shapes.
Pencil - Draw straight lines.
Colour Bucket - Colour things in.
Selector - Select things to move, turn, duplicate or delete.
Rotating tool/Shift Pan - Move around your design.
Eraser - Erase any unwanted lines.

At this point you may be wondering “What is it used for?” Well... You can use it for making, creating, building, learning, and architecture. This is because it isn’t just for learning and those things. It’s also for creating modern-day things.

Like I said before, there are many things we can use to make 3D items, but I choose Sketchup. In case you never knew, I have used Sketchup for a few years.

Iisa Sketchup Demo Pt 1 from Sandy Lagitupu on Vimeo.

Sketchup by Anthony

Sketchup is a 3D design programme which you can use on an imac, windows and netbooks. Sketchup
is a design program which you use to make 3 dimensional shapes. On this one program you can download it for free on an Imac. You can design toys, objects, or plastic clips for your lunch bag.

The people that use it are students, parents or teacher mostly anyone over the globe.  The year 7/8s from class 2 got the chance to use Sketchup for a project. My friends were creative on Sketchup. One of my friends was making a boat and the others were making cars.

People use Sketchup for buildings and ideas like cars, extensions to add onto houses, and houses. Sketchup is a programme where you can connect up to a 3D printer, but there are tools that you use to control it and see things from different angles. The tool’s on the 3D printer are special equipment which you will find at certain places.

You use shapes and combine them with other shapes and it creates a mixture between both of them. There is a special software which you can use to download objects to give you ideas of creating things you’ve never thought of before.