Architecture, design, and media professionals all over the world are using Google SketchUp to create detailed 3D models efficiently and quickly. In Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training, design expert George Maestri teaches the foundations of SketchUp's drawing, design, and rendering tools. He covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and the Sandbox extension, which is used to create realistic organic shapes and terrain. George also discusses how to model and texture objects from existing photographs and export models to Google Earth to visualize how buildings fit in a real landscape. Exercise files accompany the course.
Using SketchUp's unique 3D drawing and modeling tools to create realistic objects and scenes
Creating textures and materials to add additional realism and depth to scenes
Creating libraries of components to make changes on multiple models within a scene
Creating walk-through animations for presentation and final output
Outputting 2D bitmaps to create realistic or stylized renderings for clients