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Creating a Sketch Using a SkecthUp

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Recently there have been Payload threads with sketches using SketchUp, this makes your sketch incredibly clean and good looking.

You can download SketchUp here:


After you have downloaded and installed it open it up.

Before we start, you need to know the most important tools in SU (SketchUp)

Line tool - Draws lines
Rectangle tool - Draws rectangles (duh)
Circle tool - Draws circles
Arc tool - Like the line too except it draws arcs

Eraser - Removes lines and arcs
Paint Bucket tool - Paints surfaces with different textures

Push/Pull tool - Stretches and scales draws
Move/Copy tool - Move lines

Orbit tool -Let's you change your view
Pan tool - Let's you Navigate around in 3D


I used these tools to make this:

Want to create stuff like that? Read on

You want to see there official tutorials before reading on though

When you get a hang of it continue reading this tutorial

Ok, so let's start!
-Make a basic layout of your map using one of the draw tools, now pull them up with the Pull/Push tool.


-Now select the top roofs (optional) this is the method I used.


-Now press delete and you should be done! You can alos make some carves as doors.

Use the Paint Bucket tool to color your surfaces;

After that your pretty much done, if you got any questions, just ask.

Click it!


  • The Real Maggot avatar
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    5 years ago:
    Is there anything going on in this project?
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    7 years ago:
    just wanted to say i love your signiture LoLZZZ
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    7 years ago:
    Also you can convert map directly from SketchUp to Hammer.

    Just be careful because Hammer is not compatible with all the shapes you can make in SketchUp. (Also if you think you can just convert someone else model into hammer, think aging because almost all of it will be invalid geometry.)
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    8 years ago:
    This doesn't really count as a tutorial. It's more of a "Hey! Look at this!". That being said, Sketchup rules, you told us why it rules, and that's all we needed.
    If at first you don't succeed,
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    8 years ago:
    Pros: Very clear tutorial. This tutorial brought a new tool to my awareness, and an awesome tool at that. You are very clear in your descriptions of the different tools and you give a fairly decent run-through of the basics.

    Cons: As much as I hate to say it, this tutorial is way too short.

    Improvements: Show us some more stuff about this tool. Its a great tool and I'm sure you can think of more stuff to add.

    Overall: A great tutorial, but it leaves the reader wanting more as it is a bit too short.


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    8 years ago:
    Pros: Gives a run down of everything nicely and has great pics.
    Cons: Kinda all over the place,possible section it out a little
    Improvements: Not much


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    8 years ago:
    So how do we post it on forums?

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    Con: None :)


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    8 years ago:
    Wow I usually just draw a floor plan on graph paper but this looks sweet
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    Very helpful for me :P thanks for bringing this program to my attention.




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Difficulty Level
Intermediate Difficulty


Date Added
8 years ago
May 12 2008 @ 1:29pm UTC
Date Modified
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Jul 14 2013 @ 12:55pm UTC
Date Updated
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May 12 2008 @ 1:29pm UTC


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