SketchUp is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal.
In a previous post we saw how to map a texture on a model using spherical or cylindrical plug "UVTOOLS", but if our firm has a more complex shape like that of a tent, a blanket or a towel full of wrinkles?
In this case we need:
plugin "Sketch Uv "of Smustard that you can download HERE
and the program "Roadkill UV Tools" that you can download HERE
Nell 'bottom image 3d model of our next towel with the texture you want to apply.
We click in the window of the material Sketchup, the instrument indicated by the red arrow then on texture (see image below), and finally.
our towel (see image below).
the result will be ... a pretty crap!
After highlighting our model we click on the instrument of the plugin "Sketch Uv " depicted from the bottom on the toolbar then
the model with the right mouse button and then on "Export UVs"
This will open a window where we will see the file path that we are exporting.
At this point we open the program "Roadkill UV Tools" we have previously installed and load the saved file.
Press "E" and highlight the model in the left pane where we see what it looks like (in the right we will see it as if it was open) then press the "W" (with the "Alt" key pressed we can run with the mouse 3d model at will). Go to "File" in the toolbar and click on "Save".
We close "Roadkill" and go back to Sketchup on our model, now with the right mouse button, click on "Import UVs".
This is the result. Just only adjust the size of the texture directly in the material of Sketchup.
With the plugin "SketchUV" We can also place a texture on a spherical, cylindrical or flat clicking on it with the right mouse button directly from the menu without using "Roadkill".
BetaBox – a mobile prototyping lab packed with various design tools
Betaversity recently launched BetaBox, a mobile prototyping lab, loaded with rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, design equipment as well as speed of though materials all inside a 25-foot-long shipping container.
Blake Marggraff, a Washington University at St. Louis biology student, together his two partners has developed BetaBox.
BetaBox is just like a portable makerspace useful for a K12 school, a university, or a company to get streamlined solution for rapid prototyping toward the classes, events, conferences, and community outreach projects.
With BetaBox, one can just explore and transform any design ideas into reality with the help of dedicated professionals through most updated micro-manufacturing and design technologies.
BetaBox Units consist of the following :
PrintrBot 3D Printer
Speed of Thought Materials
3D System 3D Scanner
FDM 3D Printer
Leap Motion Technology
Touchscreen Interface Technology
Solidworks 3d Modeling Software
Adobe Creative Suite
The above tools and technologies facilitate the students to use their knowledge which they acquired in the classroom in practical environment.
BetaBox is accessible for rent with a variety of funding options.