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Using Match Photo in SketchUp

by Pierre Derenoncourt

In this set of tutorials, we'll learn how to use the Match Photo method to create 3D interior and exterior models. Software required: SketchUp.

What you'll learn

In this set of tutorials, we'll learn how to use the Match Photo method to create 3D interior and exterior models. We'll begin by importing an image into the modeling environment. From there, we'll learn how to use the Vanishing Point Bars, the Horizon Line and the Grid to match the photo to our scaled modeling environment, as accurately as possible. Once we've created our 3D model from a 2D image, we'll explore a couple other ways the Match Photo method could potentially benefit your modeling and design work flow for both exterior as well as interior projects. By the end of this course, you'll have completed your first model using the Photo Matching method. In addition to that, you'll have learned everything you need to model from photos and work with design options. Software required: SketchUp.

About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM author at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects. Pierre is proud to be able to share his mastery of Revit and AutoCAD with the P... more

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