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Sketchup tutorials! - building and texturing a hull

Postby floobys » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:23 pm

:D How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup :D
Hi!
I realized this brief tutorial to explain how to make the hull of a boat in less than ten minutes, and how to apply the texture, using Sketchup.
The final result will be this:

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First you have to make a rectangle extending one side for several meters.
Then connect using the "arc" button the end of the line with the opposite corner of the rectangle and realizes the curve.
Using the "drag" button rise the figure to a height achieved as desired.
Then with the "move" button move forward in the bow of the boat in order to give inclination to the bow itself.
The same operation is done with the side.
After this, perform keel with the use of the instrument "follow me", drawing a triangle stern and dragging it up to the bow. Then correct lines out of place and erase the triangles in excess. Now we need to create the inside of the hull, remembering that in Sketchup there are two faces for any figure and VS7 will only show faces of beige color and not the purple ones.
Then you have to draw a second internal hull and closes.
At this point we have to color the hull.
Through an application like Photoshop realize the texture, size does not matter, but the height must be at least 1 / 3 of the width. (I created an image to 2000 x 400 pixels).
Must then import the image into Sketchup, adjust it with measures of the hull using the "scale" button and then select "fill", click on imported with the right mouse button and select "explode" then, while holding the ALT key, point the rectangle and color the hull with the "fill" button.
At this point save the project and open the application Deep Exploration, open the project just made, and save as ".x" file in the folder of the boat in VS7.

Below is available the video that shows step by step how this plan is realized:

:arrow: Click here too see the video.. :!:

Hope to be helpful,

greetings, Chaim Waibel
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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Andymahn » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:58 pm

Cool, it was helping alot, ive done my first hull in sketchup but its not a beauty :lol:
I will try erverything to get more experience.
Thanks alot, for the tut.

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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Andymahn » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:04 pm

Ok, here my first steps in Sketchup, i its no so hard as i thougt.

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but now i need help to convert it to .x , I cant remember the name of the converter, but ive tried last year and it was not working :oops:

Big thank again.

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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby floobys » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:01 pm

The name of the converter is Deep Exlporation. You have to open the .skp model with this application e save it as a .x files (DirectX model)
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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Andymahn » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:25 pm

Ive tryed another prog but i will look for deep exploration.

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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Andymahn » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:56 am

Yep, i found it, its working fine but when i i convert it, it's tooooo big in VS. (and go forward, ehm wtith the stern :oops: )
In Sketchup it has the right size, can I fix that via size entering in DE?

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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Superton MD » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:17 am

Oh wow I'm loving this! I made a hull with a rounder bottom, It's a tad harder to do but with a wee bit of time and correct line placing, you'll be able to get it down. Thanks for the video floobys, It really helped :D.
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Re: How to: Create a Hull with Sketchup

Postby Andymahn » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:51 am

Hey looking good,
but how does you made the reflections at the glass material at the bridg windows?
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Re: How to: Conversion from Sketchup to Virtual Sailor 7

Postby floobys » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:38 pm

Hi again!
Glenn Eirik Hansen wrote:Hi!
This method is OK, but I can make a far more complex and accurate hull in ten minutes using Delftship Free! Delftship Free and Sketchup is the only programs you need, and they are free.

This is my current project, not VS only 3D.



I didn't know about this software, I'm downloading it right now!! :D
Anyway, some people ask me on YouTube a tutorial for the conversion of a model, from Google Sketchup to Virtual Sailor.
To do this I use a software called Deep Exploration, a 3D program useful for conversation and renderings.

:arrow: Click here too see the video.. :!:

First go to the boat folder in Virtual Sailor (C:\ProgrammesVirtual Sailor\boats), and create a folder called EXAMPLE (or with the name of your boat - this will be the name showed on VS). Then save your project (Example.skp), and open Deep Exploration, open the project and save it as .x file in the EXAMPLE folder in the boat folder of VS.
Finally copy the boat.cgf file from another boat (I taked the one of Workboat, because this two boats are very similar).
THAT'S ALL! I HOPE TO BE USEFUL!
For any question: w_chaim@hotmail.com, or PM, or reply on this thread!
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Re: How to: Conversion from Sketchup to Virtual Sailor 7

Postby floobys » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:50 pm

No problem, if I can, I'm glad to help you!
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