Can I create an underground tunnel in Sketchup?

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#1

I need to create a diorama that includes above ground elements as well as a tunnel “cut-away”. Is this possible with Sketchup? I only seem to create 3D elements that sit on top of the ground. Thanks for comments.


#2

Sure. You can represent a tunnel or other underground structures. What are you using for a “ground”? Maybe you could share you SKP file so we can see what you’ve got so far.


#3

thanks for the comment. I haven’t started working on it yet because I’m researching whether or not sketchup is the software to use. I’m a designer but brand new to 3D. I can share a .png of something similar to what I need to build.


#5

Is the PNG file you attempted to upload too big?

What sort of tunnel are you intending to model? Are you thinking of showing it as a cut away? In SketchUp it doesn’t matter if you’re drawing a hallway in a building, a passageway in a ship or a tunnel underground, the basic process is the same.


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#7

This is the type of thing I need to model. Showing both above ground and underground in the same model.


#8

You could create that sort of illustration using SketchUp but you also need to plan on doing some post-process work in Photoshop or some other image editor.

You’ll need to be using SketchUp Pro instead of Make.


#9

Okay cool, yeah that’s what I was thinking too. Glad you confirmed that. Thanks so much for your help.


#10

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