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#1

Trying to figure out why my graphics are all jagged and messed up.

Hardware acceleration in Sketchup preferences is on.

I updated my graphics driver. My graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro K600) seems to be compatible with OpenGL. Maybe I need to change settings on my driver? I have an NVIDIA control panel, but I don’t know which of the many settings in here could help.


#2

It looks to me as if the windows aren’t aligned with the wall.


#3

The windows aren’t perfectly aligned, but that’s not the issue. The fronts of the windows are all outboard of the wall by 1-3". When I orbit, the extent of the wall appearing to engulf the windows changes.


#4

Perhaps you could share the SKP file?


#5

sounds like your model is a long way from origin…

john


#6

How far from the model origin are your buildings?

John beat me to it!


#7

It’s true, the model is a long way from the origin. I didn’t realize this could cause graphic problems.

Thank you so much!


#8

Well, I moved my origin into the modeled area this morning and it unfortunately didn’t solve the issue. Does that mean there is a separate problem, or does it mean this model is permanently affected by starting it with the origin far away?

I’m uploading a freshly exported image and the file.

Street View for Public Meeting 1-30-17.skp (1.3 MB)

Thank you all for your help!


#9

The model you shared is still over 16 million feet from the origin.

If you select the entire model and move it to the origin, everything looks fine…


#10

Aaron’s faster. :slight_smile:

FWIW, if you moved the axes, that’s not the same as moving the model to the origin. The model origin is fixed in space.


#11

Ohhh that explains it! Thank you so much!


#12

Ok, new problem… I select everything, activate the move tool, click a reference point, type 0,0,010, hit enter… and it gives me a message that says “invalid length entered”. Does SketchUp Make not recognize coordinates? (I did google this and didn’t find anything…)


#13

Yes. It recognizes coordinates if you enter them correctly. Use [0,0,10]

Instead of using Google, use the SketchUp help files which you can access through the Help menu in SketchUp. then you might find this: http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000090 and specifically:

Coordinates: The Measurements box accepts global or relative coordinates. To enter global coordinates, use square brackets, such as [3’, 4’, 5’]. To set relative coordinates, use angle brackets, such as <3’, 4’, 5’>.


#14

Aha! It’s all about details, I was missing the brackets. Thank you!