• In Style Builder, you can adjust some of the same style settings and effects that you can add or edit to styles in SketchUp, including halos, extensions, profiles, and depth cue. Tip: When you apply these settings in Style Builder, they’re ready to go — just as you want them to appear — when you load your sketchy style in SketchUp or share your .style file with another SketchUp user.

  • The Sets pane holds all the strokes for your sketchy edge style. The strokes you place here are the ones that become part of your .style file. To add strokes to your style, first make sure the Sets pane reflects your desired sets and number of strokes per set. Then you begin filling and editing the Sets pane with strokes by using a few different commands. The following sections walk you through the details.

  • After you draw your strokes, Style Builder enables you to create your own sketchy edge style in three basic steps:

  • How is a sketchy edge style born? Compared to stars emerging from a nebula or a baby mammal barely able to open its eyes, the style-building process is pretty quick and easy. Your sketchy edges may even look out of this world or too cute for words.

  • Style Builder has one primary job: enabling you create sketchy edge styles from your own images. Style Builder’s laser-like focus on this one task means that its interface is pretty simple. When you open Style Builder, you see four main areas of the interface. The callouts in the following figure identify each area as it appears on your current operating system: