Help needed with 3D modeling

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Hello kind people of Earth. I am trying to create a 3D model for printing purposes. I have very little experince with it, so my first idea was to try Sketchup, which I've used plenty of times for wood projects.

    The layout here is basically what I need to achieve. A rectangular shape, with a void section in the middle. For this example I made the void a circle. I need to be able to make that void custom shaped. Text, or an image outline mostly. Is there anyway to do that in Sketchup, or do I need to be looming at other options?

    For Sketchup, you simply draw a circle onto the surface, then choose the Push/Pull tool to increase or decrease the size of that selection.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. :hat:

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    Still trying to print schmoopy's head?
     
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    :jj: Nah. Gave up with the dent.
     
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    What advantage does the printer provide? Can't you just get a block of whatever material you need and drill a hole in it?
     
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    Is this some sort of fuck toy setup you're designing so two dudes can fuck it facing each other? Is the offset for height or so you don't have to look each other in the eye?
     
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    I want to make a much more detailed shape than the hole. The hole is just to show the effect I'm looking to achieve, but with a different shape.
     
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    Why do I have to choose? :nocheer:
     
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    you making a gun, bro? :ucoffee:
     
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    This fucker on Youtube is doing kinda what I need, but the fucker is French and I'm trying to pause and figure out what button tools he's clicking on. :pissed:

     
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    You know you're not going to get any useful help here! :jj:
     
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    Yeah, but at least it's entertaining. :jj:
     
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    sketchup is ghetto as fuck!@@@@@!!!
     
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    My etch a sketch can't do that but I can make a completely bitchslapping stair step pattern. PayPal me 5 and I'll send you my 103 page instructional guide.
     
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    Yes. That is what I'm concerned with. My street cred vis-a-vi which free 3D modelling app I use.
     
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    Do we have to wear special glasses to view this thread?
     
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    I work in SketchUp daily. Depending on how nice the text needs to be you can use the 3D text tool (Tools/3D Text). When the 3D text pallet opens select your font, size, type your text ect. Make sure to uncheck extruded. Click place - this will bring in the text. It work best to place the text on the ground plane and not on any 2D or 3D geometry and then move it onto where you need it. If you place it on geometry when you bring it in it will apply a "glue" feature that is a pain in the ass to deal with (right click on the "glued" object and click "unglue"). The 3D text tool in SketchUp will approximate your fonts with a series of facets. Depending on what you need this may work, if not I use Illustrator to convert the font to outlines, then path/add anchor points until I have a ton of small facets, then export a .DWG and then import that into SketchUp.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks! I'll try the illustrator route. Then I can use vector images too.

    I appreciate the help.