Tutorial: Creating a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp


In this tutorial, I will show you on how to create the lotus flower statue.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp



1. Use Arc tool to draw the lotus flower petal shape. Then, use Push/Pull tool to extrude the shape.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

2. Use Select tool, triple click at the model and make them a group.

Bending Model with FedoScale Plugin

Now we will bend both sides of the model to curve up. We will use the FredoScale plugin to bend the model.

With FredoScale, you can orientate the selection box around a set of objects and interactively apply a number of geometric transformations, such as Scaling, Tapering, Stretching, Plane Shear, Twisting, Bending and Rotation. By extension, some transformation can be done without a selection box.

To know more about CLF Shape Bender, you can refer to my tutorial SketchUp Plugin - CLF Shape Bender (http://www.sketchup.edu.my/tutorial-sketchup-plugin-clf-shape-bender).

3. Select the model. At the Fredo 6_FredoScale toolbar, select FredoScale – Radial Bending.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

4. Click at the model, then bend both sides of the model up at the desired degrees.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

Bending the Models with Shape Bender Plugin

Now, we will bend the models with variety degrees of curvature with Shape Bender Plugin.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp



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9. Use the Circle tool to draw a circle, then use Push/Pull tool to extrude the shape at the desired height. Group the model.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

We will copy lotus flower petal and paste it to the circle stand.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

10. Copy the lotus flower petal no 4 and paste it to the circle stand.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp



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17. Here is the end result after finished pasting the flower petal to the circle stand..

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

18. At the center of the lotus flower stand, use the Circle tool to draw a circle.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

Then, use the line tool and Arc tool to draw a shape as below. Next, use Follow Me to extrude the shape.

Congrats! Your lotus flower stand is ready.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp

You may place your statue on the lotus flowe, e.g.: put the meditation Buddha statue on lotus flower stand. Here are some of the example for the models.

SketchUp Tutorial - How to Create a Lotus Flower Statue with SketchUp



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