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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training
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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

with George Maestri

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am George Maestri and today we are going to be learning Google SketchUp. SketchUp is Google's 3D drawing, design, and rendering application. Now, SketchUp is a little bit different from most 3D applications and the biggest difference is that it's easy to use and has a very unique interface which actually gives it a much smoother work flow and makes it much simpler to draw 3D objects than it is in some of the more complicated and robust 3D applications out there. SketchUp is used a lot for architecture and here we have our deco house that we drew in SketchUp. You can also use it for more traditional types of architecture such as these townhouses or you can use it for even larger projects such as an entire street of houses or an entire city. You can also use it for non-architectural applications. Here we have a motorcycle that was drawn in SketchUp and you can pretty much draw any 3D object you want in SketchUp.
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  1. 5m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 41s
    2. Installing SketchUp
      1m 31s
    3. Tips for Mac users
      2m 32s
  2. 51m 22s
    1. Interface basics
      5m 54s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 28s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      4m 21s
    4. Creating camera views
      4m 36s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      6m 44s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      4m 35s
    7. Creating scenes
      2m 24s
    8. Selecting and moving objects
      6m 45s
    9. Scaling and rotating objects
      4m 14s
    10. Manipulating faces and edges
      3m 55s
    11. Advanced selection tools
      4m 26s
  3. 54m 6s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      5m 25s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      4m 50s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      4m 55s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 33s
    5. Creating arcs
      3m 46s
    6. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      8m 11s
    7. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      6m 14s
    8. Using the Follow Me tool
      3m 49s
    9. Creating text
      2m 44s
    10. Softening round edges
      4m 19s
    11. Using construction tools to create guides
      4m 49s
    12. Creating sections
      1m 31s
  4. 38m 55s
    1. Grouping objects
      4m 54s
    2. Creating components
      6m 37s
    3. The Component window
      5m 51s
    4. Working with layers
      4m 26s
    5. Creating layers
      4m 31s
    6. Using the Outliner
      6m 29s
    7. Hiding and unhiding objects
      4m 23s
    8. Locking and unlocking objects
      1m 44s
  5. 26m 5s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      1m 50s
    2. Applying materials
      4m 25s
    3. Editing materials
      4m 22s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 21s
    5. Mapping images
      3m 39s
    6. Applying bitmap images
      2m 21s
    7. Mapping curved objects
      4m 13s
    8. Projecting maps on curved objects
      2m 54s
  6. 26m 26s
    1. Applying styles
      3m 7s
    2. Creating styles
      6m 57s
    3. Outputting 2D bitmaps
      3m 51s
    4. Basic animation
      4m 33s
    5. Advanced animation
      7m 58s
  7. 17m 26s
    1. Contours
      6m 15s
    2. Creating terrain from scratch
      2m 56s
    3. Sculpting with the Smoove tool
      2m 21s
    4. Stamping and draping objects on terrain
      5m 54s
  8. 17m 53s
    1. Using Photo Match to align cameras
      6m 56s
    2. Modeling in Photo Match
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting models to Google Earth
      5m 3s
  9. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training
3h 58m Beginner Nov 21, 2008

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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.

Topics include:
  • 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
Subjects:
Architecture Previsualization CAD 3D Drawing
Software:
SketchUp
Author:
George Maestri

Welcome

Hi! I am George Maestri and today we are going to be learning Google SketchUp. SketchUp is Google's 3D drawing, design, and rendering application. Now, SketchUp is a little bit different from most 3D applications and the biggest difference is that it's easy to use and has a very unique interface which actually gives it a much smoother work flow and makes it much simpler to draw 3D objects than it is in some of the more complicated and robust 3D applications out there. SketchUp is used a lot for architecture and here we have our deco house that we drew in SketchUp. You can also use it for more traditional types of architecture such as these townhouses or you can use it for even larger projects such as an entire street of houses or an entire city. You can also use it for non-architectural applications. Here we have a motorcycle that was drawn in SketchUp and you can pretty much draw any 3D object you want in SketchUp.

You can also use SketchUp for your own personal needs. Here we have an interior and it's great for figuring out in this case where to put your furniture. So, there are a lot of applications for SketchUp and one of the coolest things about SketchUp is that it actually integrates with Google Earth, so you can draw a house like this art deco house and then just put it anywhere you want, which is kind of cool. Google SketchUp runs on Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh, and the best thing about the Google SketchUp is it's free. So you can pretty much download it from Google and we will tell you how to do that as well. With all that in mind let's get started with Google SketchUp.

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