Any tips when downloading or importing images so that they don't end up in outer space?


#1

Sometimes images land inside my model and I can move to the desired face. Other times they end up so far out that it’s hard to reign them in. Once I find an axis, I can hold Shift to keep it on that axis but that doesn’t always help. I also use Content Extents but that doesn’t always help either. Any tricks? Thanks.


#2

How are you using the images you’re importing? Are you clicking to set the lower left corner and then the upper right?


#3

I don’t think I’ve been consistent each time but basically clicking to “release” from the import or download and then selecting to move it. I usually grab a right or left bottom corner to drag to the face that I want. Works 1/2 the time.


#4

So this is after the image has been imported into SketchUp?

I suggest making sure that there’s something behind where you want to put the image. Also, try moving on axis each time and use existing geometry as a reference for the move. It might seem like extra work but until you gain some proficiency, it’s probably actually less work.

It might be a case of getting to grips with the Move tool a bit more, too.


#5

Not sure what you mean -


#6

When moving an image or any other entities, move parallel to the axes.


#7

ok, I think I do that. Another problem… I imported a 2d image that landed outside my model - a 3d room with 6" walls. I can move it to the top face (the 6" thickness of the wall). But when I try to move it inside the room it disappears. The little red x’s are still visible but not the image. If I move it outside the model it appears again. No clue why this is happening.


#8

Is it gluing to the other surface?


#9

only the exterior walls but it disappears when inside the room


#10

Hmmm… Can you share the SKP? Privately if needed.


#11

I’ll try to recreate a little later…thank you