Why my vase has a weird geometry and the one in the tutorial doesn't?

Hi! It’s me again. I don’t know what I am doing wrong in this tutorial, but my vase has this weird geometry that the one in the tutorial doesn’t have. I’m sharing the skp file and an image of the tutorial

weird geometry.skp (797.7 KB)
imagem geometry

Another thing is that the teacher seems to be able to perfecly close the vase by using Q *6 and the piece of my vase doesn’t perfectly line up when I close it to form the vase. I’m not sure if I was clear here.

Thanks again for the help!

See this SU file for ideas.

weird geometry 2.skp (1.5 MB)


Use Origin and Axis to work more easily such models. And learn about ‘Quads’.


got it! Thanks!!! :grinning:

Seems so easy, I will try that, thanks!!! =D

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You’re welcome!

Learn from the beginning to create the necessary components with low-poly quads and you will have a library that in time will help you both in SketchUp and LayOut. You will have 3D low-poly models ready for LayOut, and when you want to render, with SUbD, you temporarily transform them into mid or high poly models.

You will have well-created models and you will avoid ending up with files with millions of polygons, which you struggle to handle.

The question is, where can I find a good place to start the basics of 3d modeling (but not too basic). This course I cheaply bought it is very interesting, but with very little explanation on what to do precisely… There are a lot of tutorials on youtube and I’m lost at where to start. Any help is appreciated.

To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series. It covers the basics for each tool.

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It seems too basic for me, but I’ll have a look, it’s always best to have a good foundation.

You would be amazed at how many self-taught SketchUp users identify themselves as “intermediate” yet never learned the basics! Running through the (free) Fundamentals course on SketchUp Campus can be a real eye opener when it comes to basic skills that can be overlooked when teaching yourself.

Also, none of this is meant to say that you are not learning well or not capable of intermediate learning. This is advice from a self-taught SketchUp hack who is luck enough to get to help others learn SketchUp!


You know, I was watching the protractor (never used), the guides and axes videos just now (from the square one). It was awesome! I’m all up for solid foundations when it comes to learning… That’s whats makes the difference. But it’s so much cooler to do a complex tutorial then it is to watch an explanation about a simple tool

Humbleness is key

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Here is something simple but often overlooked.
That simple line with SketchUp’s suggestions and options at the bottom of the screen about what a tool has to offer.

First, follow Dave’s advice (@RLGL)!

Then, among the most useful tutorials for SketchUp:

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