Aside from being totally frustrated already with the layout of SketchUp Web (because I got the Go Subscription after having used Make 2017 for the longest for personal projects – haha), nothing wants to work as it wants.
Since I don’t want to rant but just have a question, let’s focus on that. I want to export my 3D as PNG but with flat colors. HOW? I cannot for the love of god find the sun settings that I held dear in Make 2017!! I searched google already for answers. But come on; I didn’t pay money to not even have the most basic sun feature for flat colors??
I did find (by using the search bar) to toggle on and off sun but it makes the colors NOT flat. Some walls are darker than the others. If I toggle it OFF, it changes the colors depending on the angle I look at it. If I activate shading, I have actual sunlight and casted shadows.
But ALL I want is flat colors. EVEN flat colors.
Sorry for sounding extremely annoyed, but I am heavily frustrated by the fact that after loving Make 2017 for the longest and having adapted to it, SketchUp Web (and I even paid for it) is such a let down, and so confusing, and terribly slow, and keeps lagging, and I can’t find the most basic features I used to use.
Thanks in advance, my apologies for this rambling. It’s been hours of struggles trying to understand this and I’m on the verge of a headache at this point.
Well, at least currently, there’s no Light and Dark sliders for shadows in the web versions. They aren’t generally consider a “most basic feature” for most users. It might be that the feature will be added at some point, though.
As for the lagging, how large is the file? Share your SketchUp file so we can see what you are working with. Perhaps there’s something that can be done to reduce the lagging.
What do you mean there’s no sun feature for the web version?! “at some point” is unfortunately not helpful for me…
The file is barely one room, I just pulled up the walls, but just setting the color in the color wheel (it’s not literally a wheel but you know what I mean) makes the entire thing lag/load. It’s just a color!! I ended up opening an art program next to it, to color pick there and copy-paste the hex-code because that’s quicker than finding any color within the Web Version.
EDIT: And yes, I removed all components I didn’t need already…
I don’t know what’s holding you back from using it.
It is true that the installer is not available from the official site, but if you have it - or find it on 3rd parties site -, feel free to install it and use it as before.
Without a subscription to at least SketchUp Go, I wasn’t able to download Collada Files I tried. It always told me to “upgrade” instead of downloading. Hence I bought SketchUp Go, to just simply have all aspects of the program. But- well. That was apparently not the case.
And I don’t see ANY reason to have a subscription for over 100€ a year just so I can download files to use it in a different program…
Sorry… I am seriously stressed out by this whole thing because I hoped when I’d buy this it would finally all turn out well and work with no problems… I have just been severely disappointed
As for the Collada file… Okay perhaps my mistake as well. Let me guess, downloading a collada file from Web and from Warehouse Web makes a difference? I didn’t check the Warehouse Web. I only tried from the SketchUp Web version…
I procrastinated on making a decision and creating my 3D models already for some months.
Again, I am sorry for having been rude. I’ll figure something out and for now just ask Trimble for a Refund because I will not work with the Web version like this. I don’t know if it will work but it’s worth a try.