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In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8. The course covers the fundamentals of the application, from navigating the user interface, manipulating objects, and building basic shapes to importing objects from Google Earth, animating a scene, and modeling organic terrain using the Sandbox tools. The course also explores SketchUp Pro features, which are available as an upgrade. These include tools for creating dynamic components and adding interactivity, as well as sophisticated importing and exporting options for working with outside applications.
Hi! I'm George Maestri and welcome to Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training. In this course, we're going to look at both Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro. Now SketchUp is Google's 3D modeling, texturing, and rendering application. SketchUp Pro adds a couple of advanced features. In this course, we're going to learn about SketchUp's unique interface which is very easy to use. After that, we're going to build our own 3D models and objects. Then we're going to add color and texture to them.
After that we're going to look at how SketchUp can geolocate objects anywhere on Earth as well as integration with Google Earth and other Google applications such as Street View. Then we're going to take a look at SketchUp Pro where we can add interactivity and create Smart Objects. And finally, we're going to look at import and export where we can take SketchUp models and bring them into and out of advanced 3D and CAD applications. So now let's get started with Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training.
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