Hi, I've been using Sketchup since about 1 month now, had maybe 25 hours with it.
I've gone through most all of the official SketchUp YouTube tutorials (very useful by the way!) and decided I wanted to make something grand! (like all beginners probably do!)
So I googled around churches, found this great Monastery in Moldova. No lie, the right-hand structure in my screenshot took me about 6 hours! much learning curve! anyway, embaressment aside..
I'm trying to create the thing in the photo circled red. So far I've only ever worked with straight edges, flat surfaces (apart from the archway), but that was easy because of the brilliant circle and arc tools.
So the thing Im creating in the pic is a bit more organic.. my first approach was.. create square block, draw some arcs on it, and then somehow erase the edges to create that curvature. But very quickly learned that won't work.
I don't know how to exactly describe the shape in the photo, so I don't really know what to google.
So can anyone recommend a method? How would you do it?
I'm sure it's just one of the many problems I have yet to overcome with this model!!!
I'm enjoying Sketchup, but as with anything you learn... depending HOW you learn, depends how well equipped you are to go out in the wild with your techniques... (I had no books, just YouTube tuts from SketchUp official channel). The 4-part intro videos were brilliant for me, but after that, I just pecked around the skill builder vids. sometimes they were tutorials (carry out this action...) a bunch of steps. I would usuuallty just repeat what the teacher did and hoping it would sink in when I came to do it for a purpose (ie this model).
Any tips welcome guys!
Thank you for reading!