A Barrel Chair --part 2

comments (5) February 2nd, 2014 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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In my previous blog post I drew the frame and panel for this barrel chair. In this video I'm showing how to get the seat frame, feet and the decorative buttons put in. There are two plugins used this time. One of them comes from the Extension Warehouse and is used to put in a guide point at the center of an arc. The other is the Bezier curve tool from the BZ_Spline tool set.

I have little information about the seat frame and the feet so I made best guesses. The idea of putting them in is to show how the existing part of the model is used to guide the size and shape of the parts that are being added.


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noman01 noman01 writes: simply amazing!!!
Posted: 7:20 pm on February 15th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: Hi Rance,

I'm happy to hear there was something to pick up out of that video.

There are two Bezier plugins. One of them here: http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/bezier-curve-tool and the other here: http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=BezierSpline (check out the "More Info" button while you're there.) The reason I used the Bezier curve on the front of the seat rail is because I wanted a curve that would be like the one you'd get if you sprung a flexible batten around three points. That sort of curve straightens out toward the ends while the Arc tool gives a circular curve as if you swung a compass about a center point. It's just a personal preference thing. As far as the appearance in SketchUp goes, you probably wouldn't see any difference in the video or the render.

You can get the Weld plugin here: http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/weld or from smustard.com. This is probably the most used plugin for me.

Posted: 7:05 pm on February 8th

rupps rupps writes: Dave,

I ALWAYS learn something when I watch your videos. This time it was Unhiding Last. I'll be using that one. It will save me from having to drill down into nested components to get to the part I last hid. Thank you.

You used the Bezier curve rather than the plain Arc. Why? Is that a plugin? What is the benefit of Bezier over the Arc tool in the way you used it?

You selected 2 lines and a curve and Welded them together. I searched and did not find "Weld" as part of the factory SketchUp. Is that part of a plugin?


Posted: 3:08 pm on February 8th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: Hi Nick, that was just a real quick render in Kerkythea.
Posted: 9:12 am on February 6th

NickJW NickJW writes: David, which renderer did you use for the top image?
Posted: 8:32 am on February 6th

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