Useful information for those who use sketchup.
Locomotive Model Plans
Carton Built Models
Laser Cut Models
Make House From 2 elevations – excellnet alternative to hoto match
Match Photo Tutorial – Shows how to use two photos from different angles. Uses simple trash bin as example and then goes to interior of office.
Match Photo Sketchup Training Series Part 2 – Large Building
Train Favorites Link Descriptions
KartonModelBau Excellent collection of Models in .pdf form.
Marcin Sznieder – An architectural modelers. His personal page is at http://www.szneider.eu/
Jakup K– 3D Warehouse, Virtual Modelers Sport Club Has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wirtualna.Bychawa.1938?_rdr=p
Wloclawian– Good Collection of models with comments section.
Small Town In Germany 1900– Fantastic layout
Useful Sketchup Tutorials
A collection of the more useful sketchup tutorials that a model builder would use.
Sketchup is useful for making model plans and for making buildings that you can insert into track planning software such as 3dPlanit. This group of tutorials are often very valuable time savers.
create own materials
A selected selection of information about adding textures to models that you make in sketchup.
This is particularly helpful when using prototypes for your base design. The information shows you how to use the actual texture from the prototype or to make your own.
3d Texture Warehouse– 30,000 free textures
Stockvault– free textures
CG Textures– free textures
Sketchup Help Adding Textures – Full tutorial and instructions on adding textures and creating your own.
Sketchup Blog Textures – A step by step illustrated guide to adding your own textures.
How To Make Seamless Texture Tutorials– A collection of videos on YouTube
How To Scale Textures – A tutorial specific to sketchup textures.
Sketchup For Model Builders
About using sketchup for model builders and railroad track planners with scratch building help.
How To Unfold A Sketchup File
To build a paper model from a sketchup 3d model, you may use unfold programs that make your work very easy.
Ho Scale Models From Photos
How to make HO Scale Models from photos of prototype buildings or images that you take from the web.
The process involves the use of Sketchup photomatch. Below are tutorialsl that you will find most informative and will get you started easily.
A collection of tutorials that are related to the use of the CAD design program called FreeCad. It is an attempt to collect those tutorials that are most important to a train modler.
Video Presentation of Arch Workbench – Makes a small block building.
Build your model with a faster, mesh-based application such as Blender or SketchUp, and import them in FreeCAD in order to extract plans and section views. FreeCAD being made for precision modeling, at a much higher level than what we usually need in architectural modeling, building your models directly in FreeCAD can be heavy and slow. For this reason, such a workflow has big advantages. I described it in this article on my blog. If you care to model correctly and precisely (clean, solid, non-manifold meshes), this workflow gives you the same performance and precision level as the other.
A collection of tutorials that are related to the use of the CAD design program called Blender. It is an attempt to collect those tutorials that are most important to a train modler.