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Old 04-12-2015, 08:52 AM   #21
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Here I've placed a section plane at an angle within the bus shell component. It cuts through only the outer skin as well as the window, door, and roof components that are inside the shell component.[/IMG]
How did you do that? When I started playing with the section plane tool the only thing I could figure out how to place was an infinite plane. It cut everything in the model, even stuff I had put outside the bus to work on as a component.
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How did you do that? When I started playing with the section plane tool the only thing I could figure out how to place was an infinite plane. It cut everything in the model, even stuff I had put outside the bus to work on as a component.
Make your entire bus and everything in it into a single component. Now open that bus component and place a section plane anywhere you like. When you close the bus component, the section plane will affect only geometry inside the bus component and none of the geometry outside of it.

In my case, the section plane is located a couple levels deep into the bus hierarchy, but does not include any of the interior cabinetry or "stuff."

SketchUp training video on the Section tool:


... and another video on Components:
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This is how anal retentive I am. I spent an hour making my frame rails as accurate as possible. Ugh. I need to heal faster or I'm going to end up modeling the stitching on the steering wheel cover.



You really don't realize how big everything is until you start measuring for scale renderings. I had plans to replace the rear tubular bumper with a section of frame rail, but these things are 10" tall by 4" wide and at least 1/4" to 5/16" thick. I think the weight of an eight-foot section would drop the rear of my bus an extra inch.

(Would look bad-a$$, though.)
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I can't express enough my love for the 3D Warehouse. There are at least five International 3800 school bus models available for download. I wasn't happy with the dog nose I built for my skoolie, so I downloaded one of these pre-built bus models and scavenged the front end off of it. Just changed the color to white to match my own model.
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PD --- Many thanks for all your hard work on this. And most of all...for sharing it!
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Here's an early plan I did



This is a view of the above plan, using the walk through feature.



Here is a plan which is pretty close to what I am actually ending up with. I haven't messed with it for a while.



This is what the shower looks like



If you want to see more go here and scroll forward.
2012-01-09_195011.jpg Photo by somewhereinusa | Photobucket

If anyone is interested I can possibly share the file and you can take it apart to see how things are done. The files are pretty big and I'm not sure I can send them.

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hi great skecths, would you be able to sendme these I suck at drawing and it would give my wife and I a guide.

Also is your engine in th rear?

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