I’m a professional graphic artist and am attempting to get to grips with SketchUp Pro.
So far, everything has been easily intuitive, except what I’d expected to be really simple.
I’ve imported a jpeg photograph. It shows a cast brass plaque with raised 3D lettering. I want to draw (trace) around the lettering, so I can create a 3D image of the brass plaque within SketchUp Pro. Example click here.
PROBLEM: I can draw the lines and curves ok, but something in SketchUp is moving the lines and curves, as I draw them, ‘snapping’ their alignment to a grid or something. It’s not letting me put start and end points precisely where I want them, but is moving them to a slightly different position.
I assume I have to be looking square on at the jpeg (so it’s 2D not 3D) and that I need to turn off (de-select) whatever tool option is doing the auto alignment? Any advice gratefully received.