Tutorial - SketchUp Plugin - Fredo Scale

Fredo Scale plugin is very powerful, it allow you to do some pretty amazing 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.

This plugin can get from the sketchUp extension warehouse. To install the plugin, first, you need to install the Fredo Libs, then only install this Fredo Scale.

SketchUp Tutorial | SketchUp Plugin | Fredo Scale

SketchUp Tutorial | SketchUp Plugin | Fredo Scale

With the fredo Scale Radial Bending by selection of bend and angle, you can easily bend the model to anyway you want. It is really amaging.

Here are some of the model created with the fredo scale.

  1. Select the Shape Bender tool, then select a single horizontal (red axis) line to use as the base for bending.
  2. Then select the curve that the shape will bend to match.
    Wait for it to think, then it will show a grid and preview of where your object is going to transform. Press the Up Arrow key to toggle the orientation of the bend.
  3. Press Enter to confirm the bend.
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Here are some of the sample created with shape bender:

SketchUp Tutorial | SketchUp Plugin | CLF Shape Bender | Bend 3D Text


SketchUp Tutorial | SketchUp Plugin | CLF Shape Bender | Bend a staircase

SketchUp Tutorial | SketchUp Plugin | CLF Shape Bender | Spiral Staircase


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