Can I use "Match New Photo"?

I’m on vacation and finally, finally getting to grips with using SketchUp with my 11" iPad Pro (right now, just the tablet - keyboard’s coming)

I have several photos of a design I want to try re-creating in 3D, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to do so in the iPad version, but I’m somewhat lost. Is “Match New Photo” even available? I think I’m missing something somewhere.

Thanks to all who can set me right. I’ve seen PC videos, but if anyone knows of an iPad one please let me know.

Nope. No match photo yet. Would be nice though.

I do split screen with good old fashioned educated guessing via comparison.

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As @Danimaupin says, it’s not available on iPad (nor any of the web versions for that matter). For what it’s worth, if you do Match Photo on the desktop version and send the file to iPad, the Match Photo scenes are there and you can model with or present those scenes. You just can’t edit or change the Match Photo scenes.

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That’s cool. I need to explore match photo more.

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As @Danimaupin says, it’s not available on iPad (nor any of the web versions for that matter.

Bugger. I expected the iPad version might be early, but not on the web version either is really a big surprise. sigh…Was hoping to get things proportionately accurate but I guess I’ll need to eyeball it for now.

Edit: quick followup… is there another method to use photo to scale and redraw into 3D? I don’t need to project the photo onto the model; I just need to get the design transferred into a model…

Thanks to all for the help!

What are you modeling and how is the object shown in the photo you have? I often work from photos of pieces of furniture that are rarely suitable for use with Match Photo. I insert the image into SketchUp and resize it so I can get some basic measurements from it. Example here. I knew the overall diimensions of the piece in the photo and by sizing the image to that height at the back corner I was able to get reasonable dimensions for the back height of the box and the height of the stretchers above the floor. It’s not good for dimensions at the front or horizontal dimensions but it gave me enough to make a good start. I was able to get more from some additiional images used the same way.

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Sorry for the delay - 26 hours of travel to the other side of the world.

My wife and I have been looking at home designs for when I retire in a few years, and we found this that we fell in love with:

So I’ve been trying to visualize it and see if it would work for us. Basic floor plan, still in progress:

Slightly re-proportioned (all rough guesses) but I haven’t any sizes to go by as the original didn’t have a floor plan. I’m estimating it all based on one dimension I could find, the size of an Australian kitchen cabinet.

Still need to establish walls and bedroom. It’s a great exercise to see how SketchUp works. Anyway - that’s the goal. I’m trying to get a rough layout in 3D to see how it feels for us.

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BOLD! I love it! I think you’re insane, but I also admire you. :laughing:

I have to guess measurements from photos all the time and I live for moments when cinderbricks can be used as a tape measure. :wink:

But now I’m curious! Are Australian cabinets the same standard size as other parts of the world?

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We don’t have no fancy measuring sticks like you people do, we use a natural method for defining spaces, under counter cabinets must be able to fit a wallaby comfortably, overhead cabinets should fit a wombat, and hold their weight as they are solid little buggas, fridge spaces and full cabinets etc should accept an adult red kangaroo at full stretch. It’s all quite straightforward really, much easier than all those feet and inches things.

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BOLD! I love it! I think you’re insane, but I also admire you. :laughing:

Quoting “Inception”: You’ve got to dream bigger dreams…

Edit: ooooh! Cinderbricks! Excellent hint - some of the photos have those…thanks for that!

But now I’m curious! Are Australian cabinets the same standard size as other parts of the world?

Well, I did find this: Standard Dimensions For Australian Kitchens (Illustrated) | RENOMART

…I couldn’t find a dimension for a wallaby so this will have to do. :laughing: I think my proportions are still way off, but it’s a start.

Of course, if we do decide on it, we’ll have a real architect rework it. :wink:

@Box Thanks for that! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

@HollandJim (& others) feedback re: Match Photo noted.
Thanks for sharing the progress images for your project. Looks like you’re annotating screenshots… curious whether you’ve given Markup Mode a try yet, and if so, how it’s working for ya?

Ah yes!! The trusty “joey” unit of measure. Never fails. :joy:

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As an ‘undercover aussie’ at SketchUp, I fully appreciated this Box!! :rofl:

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Are they Ma Soupials or Pa Soupials?

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