Google SketchUP - Where to find Landscaping Components and different categories of it?
SketchUp Dynamic Components Collection of 3D Warehouse Model:-
By Global Assocaites SketchUp Team
Google Sketchup is software which simplify the process for creating 3D landscape designs. It consists of several tools to work with.
Google components are objects or models that you can add to your design to make it stunning. You might add people standing on a patio. With landscaping components one can able to view an outdoor pergola looks, or perhaps an outdoor kitchen, the look of a table & chair and how it fits to a room.
The components list included in Google is very wide spread. You can get the components from the following area for landscape designing.
It is a free software to use. There is a great diversity and there are a range of categories for dissimilar types. Landscape is a simple category and is restricted. However, Landscape Architecture has sub folders with lots of choices like furniture, water features, Plant Material etc. There is an another category called “Transportation” and you can find snazzy cars among with other thing to apply in your design. And of course there is a folder for People.
Google 3D Warehouse is a collection of 3D models of buildings, bridges, cars, spaceships, futons, dinosaurs and everything else in the universe. It is also free. You can enter a topic and search for what you are looking for.
Formfonts is another place to find components and it has a nice selection. They change a fees for the usage of their components. Be sure you download a Sketchup style component which has 3D attributes. Otherwise your object will be flat without dimension.
Entourage Arts (www.entouragearts.com)
They have the most artistic plant selection by artistically hand drawn with soft colors and sketchy type lines. These components can be used for creative design presentation. As with Formfonts, be sure to choose the Sketchup type components. Entourage Arts also have other models, such as people.
There is also a option of alterations with which you can alter a component if you don’t find the proper component to use. You can change the color and size. It is also possible to make major changes by "exploding" the object. You can make any kind of changes like remove, resizing, adding, deleting etc at the same time.
Always try to use right size of your models to fit correctly in the design. You can make use of the Scale tool for this. Add materials to your components to see what it might look like with different materials or textures. Add tile to an kitchen island, change the color of a pergola, or see what a deck looks like with different wood patterns. There is a lot of things you can do.