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What is the Sketchup to Second life scaling.


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I wouldn't recommend using Sketchup at all for Second Life. It may have an easy, user-friendlty interface, but tis options are extremely limited and -- worse -- the models that it makes are not well optimized.  They generally have way too many vertices and can be unnecessarily expensive to upload and can have a significantly higher L.I. than models created with Blender or other good modeling programs. 

Having said that, scaling is almost irrelevant.  When you upload your collada (*.dae) file to SL, the uploader lets you decide what its upload dimensions should be.  Then, once you upload a mesh model to SL, you can scale it to in-world dimensions with your normal edit tools for a more precise fit to its surroundings.  The scale that you use in your modeling program is interesting but not worth worrying too much about.

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I wouldn't recommend using Sketchup at all for Second Life. It may have an easy, user-friendlty interface, but tis options are extremely limited and -- worse -- the models that it makes are not well optimized.  They generally have way too many vertices and can be unnecessarily expensive to upload and can have a significantly higher L.I. than models created with Blender or other good modeling programs. 

Having said that, scaling is almost irrelevant.  When you upload your collada (*.dae) file to SL, the uploader lets you decide what its upload dimensions should be.  Then, once you upload a mesh model to SL, you can scale it to in-world dimensions with your normal edit tools for a more precise fit to its surroundings.  The scale that you use in your modeling program is interesting but not worth worrying too much about.

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