Make a Tablecloth in SketchUp
In this mini tutorial Bayu Yudistiro shows you how to model a 3D tablecloth using SketchUp and Dale Marten’s very useful organic modeling plugin ‘SubdivideAndSmooth’. This tutorial could also be adapted for modeling a blanket for a bed.
Model your basic 3D shape (extrude a rectangle).
Using the arc tool, draw arcs at the bottom of your basic 3D shape and delete any unecessary geometry.
Draw a fold for each corner of your 3D box
Make three extra simple folds for each side of the box.
Connect the point of the folds with lines as shown in image below.
Steps 6 and 7
Using the Subdivide and Smooth plugin, select’Subdivide Selection’. Do this two times too divide up the geometry.
Using the the plugin again click on ‘Smooth all connected geometry’.
The final step. Select ‘Subdivide and Smooth’ in the plugin and set the ‘Iterations’ value at 2. You should end up with something similar too the image below.
I hope you find this useful in your 3D modeling projects and daily workflow.