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A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 May 2018, 02:03

Robert, the gong is 16 inches in dia. Does that help for scale. If it was a table top thing I believe you'd have to call it a "ging" not a "gong".

The sketchy line styles can be used in SketchUp Make but the tool for making your own only comes with SketchUp Pro. There are a number of sketchy styles included with SketchUp Make and you can get more of them. I've got a bunch of my styles available here and there are some from others, too. The shadow thing is done by taking a shadows only export from SketchUp and running it through a freeware program called Fotosketcher (Windows only at this point) andthen combining the result with the sketchy style.

Rod, does your much small version do what it says? If so, I should get one. I suppose, though, if I wanted it to bring whisky, it would need to be bagpipes. :D
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 05 May 2018, 07:08

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Sleepless night and needed something quiet to do. How about a Gothic-Revival dinner gong from your side of the pond c.1880? Those crazy Victorians knew how to get a party started.




Nice sketch, like the shadows.

It won't work in our house. :lol:

As a kid we had a small silver bell which summoned us to dinner.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 06 May 2018, 13:49

It wouldn't work well in my house, either. Neither would a small bell.

When a friend of mine was a child, her father had a whistle from a steam locomotive up on the roof of his garage he used to call the kids for dinner. He connected it to an air compressor. It worked well but on more than one occasion the 5:15 made an emergency stop when the engineer heard that whistle. :lol:
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