How can I import a shape into sketchup?


#1

I’m making a set of fpv goggles for flying drones out of a set of modded vr cellphone goggles. I need to make a extension that holds the lcd screen that will perfectly mate up to the base of the VR goggles. I need a way to get the dimension of the diameter of the VR goggles into sketchup so I can start. What is the best way to go about it?


#2

Do you have a flatbed scanner? I’ve had some luck tracing mouldings from scanned images. It should work for this if that face in fairly flat.

Shep


#3

I have one attached to my printer. That face is flat, How would I go about getting that into sketchup?


#4

Scan the part, crop the image down to little more than the part to be traced. Import the image into Sketchup (as image) and trace the part. A search of this forum will return numerous threads regarding tracing.
After tracing you can scale the model to a measurement from the original part using the Tape Measure Tool.

Shep