Scenes manager options

Update Scene

Use the Update Scene button (Orbit Tool) to update a scene if you have made changes to the scene.

Add Scene button

The Add Scene button (Orbit Tool) allows you to add a new scene to the current file.

Delete Scene button

Use Delete Scene button (Orbit Tool) to delete a scene from the current file. Select the scene in the list of scenes and click the Delete Scene button to delete the scene.

Move Scene Down button

Use the Move Scene Down button (Orbit Tool) to move the currently selected scene down in the list.

Move Scene Up button

Use the Move Scene Up button (Orbit Tool) to move the currently selected scene up in the list.

View options drop-down list

Click on the View options drop-down list to list several options for viewing your scenes in Scenes browser.

Small thumbnails

Click the Small thumbnails menu item (Orbit Tool) to display small thumbnail representations of your scenes.

Large thumbnails

Click the Large thumbnails menu item (Orbit Tool) to display large thumbnail representations of your scenes.

Details

Click on the Details menu item (Orbit Tool) to display large thumbnails representations of your scenes along with the scene name, author, and description.

List

Click on the List menu item (Orbit Tool) to display a list of all scene names.

Refresh

Click on the Refresh menu item to refresh the current list of scenes.

Show/Hide Details button

Use the Show/Hide Details button (Orbit Tool) to show or hide additional details.

Include in animation

Use the Include in animation checkbox to indicate whether a scene should be used in the animation. Select a scene and select the Include in Animation option to include the scene in animation. Disable this option for scenes you want to work on but do not want in a animation.

Name

Click in the Name field to name the currently active scene.

Description

Click in the Description field to provide a short description or note for the currently active scene.

Properties to save

The Properties to Save options are used to control the different properties that can be stored with each scene. Properties that are not selected in the Properties to save section cannot be updated with the Update button.

Camera Location: Selecting the Camera Location checkbox stores the point of view, including the zoom distance and field of view, with the scene.

Hidden Geometry: Use the Hidden Geometry checkbox to store the hidden geometry visibility with the scene.

Visible Layers: Use the Visible Layers checkbox to store the visible layers with the scene.

Active Section Planes: Use the Active Section Planes checkbox to store the active section planes with a scene.

Note: Use different section cuts in successive scenes to create exciting animations with different cross sections of your model.

Style and Fog: Use the Style and Fog checkbox to store the drawing style settings, such as edge rendering and fog, with the scene.

Shadows Settings: Use the Shadows Settings checkbox to store all shadow-related information, including type, time, date, and so on, with the scene.

Axes Location: Use the Axes Location checkbox to store display and position of SketchUp's drawing axes with the scene.

Details menu

Use the Details arrow (Orbit Tool) to display the Details menu. The following lists all options found on the details menu in both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X versions of SketchUp.

Add Scene

The Add Scene menu item allows you to add a new scene to the current file.

Update Scene

Use the Update Scene menu item to update a scene if you have made changes to the scene.

Delete Scene

Use Delete Scene menu item to delete a scene from the current file. Select the scene in the list of scenes and click the Delete Scene button to delete the scene.

Use Scene Thumbnails

Select the Use Scene Thumbnails to create a thumbnail image from the current scene (the menu item will have a check next to it). Select the User Scene Thumbnails again to use background Match Photo image for thumbnails (the menu item will not have a check next to it). By default, thumbnails are only created for scenes that contain background Match Photo images.

Update Scene Thumbnails

Use the Update Scene Thumbnails to update thumbnail images for the currently selected scene. These images are displayed when either the Small thumbnails or Large thumbnails option is selected in the View Options drop-down list.

Add Scene with Matched Photo

Use the Add Scene with Matched Photo to match a new photo. Refer to Match Photo: Introduction for further information.

Show/Hide Details

Use the Show/Hide Details menu to show or hide additional details.