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In this assignment I learned the basic skills of Google Sketch up. Skills like creating a box with certain dimensions and how to use the pull tool. These skills will help me in future assignment because I will always need to know how to make squares and boxes. I also learned how to create a door by pulling in the front of the wall. On the first dog house I made, the dimensions were not correct because I did not pull the roof up straight. I solved this by rebuilding my entire dog house and making sure to pull the roof up straight. One way I was successful in this assignment was in the roof. I always built the roof correctly, but I didn’t pull it up straight the first time. I was creative in this assignment when I built the second dog house. I started by building another dog house identical to the first one. I added two smaller dog houses on both sides of the first dog house, and made the ceilings out of glass.

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In this assignment I followed the instructions given to me and built a school house. The school house was different than the dog house because the school house was much larger and had more detail than the dog house. One of the things I learned while doing this was how to make a roof with the move tool by pressing the up arrow to lock it on the x axis. A problem I ran into in this assignment was the windows on the front of the building. When they were copied and pasted, the glass on the window was replaced with the brick from the building. I didn’t fix this. One of the ways I was successful in this assignment was building the flag pole. It may not be the best, but I was still proud of it. It took me a few tries to get the stripes on the flag to color correctly, and I was glad when it finally worked. The flag pole was also how I was creative in this assignment. It was creative because I designed it myself.


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In this drawing, we created a floor plan for a house with an interior. This is different from the schoolhouse because that building had no interior, and was just the outside of the building. While creating the floor plan, we used the Tape Measure tool to draw out where the walls would be, and to make sure the doors and windows are at a correct height. Once we had drawn out the floor plan, the Push/Pull tool was used to lift the 2d floor plan and make it 3d. After that, doors and windows were added. One problem I ran into while doing this assignment was creating the door frames. It took me a few tries to get them right, but once I did, I never had another problem with them. One way I was successful in my floor plan was with the added doors and windows. Once I had made the first doorway, it was easy to add doorways to all of the other rooms as well. I created the windows the same way I made the doors. I used the Tape Measure tool to draw out where I was going to put the windows, and drew them in once I completed the guidelines.



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In this drawing, I created a chair. This is different from the floor plan because I designed a chair instead of a building. A new tool I used in this assignment was the Follow Me tool, which I used to make the seat of the chair and the legs of the chair. Another thing I did in this assignment was creating components. The legs of the chair were components, so when one of them was changed, all of them would change in the same way so I didn’t have to change the legs four separate times. One problem I ran into in this assignment was making the array of the chair back. I solved it by trying a few times and asking. One way I was successful in this assignment was creating the seat of the chair. Used the Follow Me tool to carve the outside of the seat. One way I showed creativity in this assignment was in the legs of the chair. Instead of following the design they made in the video I tried to make my own design. The legs of the chair came out really thin, though.

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In this assignment, I created a deck off of the front of the floor plan house. This was the most difficult assignment to complete because there were many different elements to creating it. Thorough this assignment, I had to make many components and groups so I can copy and paste beams and boards easily. I also used the Follow Me Tool to carve out the banisters so they were not just squares. One problem I ran into during this assignment was painting the beams because they were under other things that got in the way. One way I was successful in this assignment in painting the deck. I like the color of the wood I used for the planks and the banisters.


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In this assignment, I created some clocks. The first clock I made, I followed directions from the video, and made the clock fairly easily. I started by making a circle and raising it with the Push/Pull tool. I made the inner part of the clock with the Offset tool. I hade to make the hands of the clock Groups so I could rotate them with the Rotate tool to make different times. One problem I ran into in this assignment was changing the minute hand because the triangle copied also. I had to delete the triangle and create a new one, which was fairly simple. One way I was successful was changing the style of the clock. I carved out the hands of the clock to make them look better, and I changed the back of the clock to glass and made the edges of the clock black, so it would be better looking.


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In this drawing I built two sets of stairs. In the last drawing, I built a clock. That is different from the stairs because I had to use a different set of skills to build both items. The clocks were mostly circles while the steps were mostly squares. I had to make lips on the steps so they looked better, which is a skill that I learned during this assignment. Obviously an item that is designed with these skills are stairs and escalators. One problem I ran into during this assignment was the spiral stairs. It took me a few tries to get them right, I forgot to make the line on the outside of the stairs a component, which made it difficult to cut out the stairs I needed from the big stack of stairs. I showed creativity in this assignment by applying textures to both sets of stairs. I added wood to the straight stairs and stone to the spiral stairs.