SketchUp 4.3 [Sun & Shadows]

“Working with Sun & Shadows”

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  1. With SketchUp open, navigate to Window>Shadows
  2. In the Shadow Setting window, edit the month of year and the time of day you wish to model.
  3. Leave the Light and Dark options unchanged.
  4. Check the option for “Use sun for shading” and make sure the display options for “On Face” and “On Ground” are checked.
  5. Now, navigate to View>Shadows to make sure shadows are on in your model.
    • Note: You can view how shadows change by making sure shadows are on and then adjusting the slider for time of day or date.


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