Bending a Component in SketchUp
This is the SketchUp model I drew when I created the plans for Michael Robbins’s Contemporary Desk which is featured in the current issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. In the plans there’s an exploded view of the desk. To represent the leather on the blotter surface, I created a component that is curled up at one corner.
This morning I had an e-mail from someone wanting to know how I did that. It’s actually quite simple thanks to the Radial Bend tool in the FredoScale extension. You can see how that works in the short video. If you don’t already have this extension, you can get it free from Sketchucation’s Plugin Store. Also make sure you install the current version of LibFredo6 which contains files on which FredoScale depends. If you don’t already have the Sketchucation Extension Store installed, I would recommend installing it first and then use it to install Fredo’s extensions.