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Creating presentations

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The last thing I want to show you is that LayOut can also be used to create presentations much like PowerPoint, but again with the power of live viewports. So I have a file open here called House _present, and it's basically just four pages here and if we look in our Pages menu here, you can see we've got 1, 2, 3, 4 different pages and we can also step through them up here using the Next and Previous keys. Now we have a Presentation Mode in LayOut.

Creating presentations

The last thing I want to show you is that LayOut can also be used to create presentations much like PowerPoint, but again with the power of live viewports. So I have a file open here called House _present, and it's basically just four pages here and if we look in our Pages menu here, you can see we've got 1, 2, 3, 4 different pages and we can also step through them up here using the Next and Previous keys. Now we have a Presentation Mode in LayOut.

What this does is it just brings your document full screen and allows you to step through different slides as well as do annotations and zoom through viewports as well as do animation. So let's take a look at how this works. I am just going to click on Start Presentation and it brings everything full screen. Now, in order to step through the various pages, all you have to do is just do left and right arrows. So Left arrow steps forward, Right arrow steps back. If you want to annotate on a particular object, all you have to do is just Left-click and drag and you can highlight something.

Ctrl+Z will get rid of that. If you double-click on any viewport, you can also zoom and basically use all of your Camera tools. Double-clicking again closes the viewport, and we can do this on any one of our objects. So if we wanted to move this around, we could do that as well and then we can go through this. Now the other thing we can do is we can actually do animation. So I've got this kind of full viewport open, and again just double-click into it, and then if we right- click, we can go Play Animation.

So any animation, which is just going from scene to scene within your standard SketchUp file, will play. So anything that you want to setup, you can actually do. So as you can see this is a really great way to show off your designs to clients in a conference sort of setting. Now to stop your animation, all you have to do is hit Escape. And then you're free to move back through your images.

In order to cancel Presentation Mode, again Escape puts you right back into LayOut. So you can see here how this is actually another important way to present things to clients, and for this type of work, this is actually probably a little bit better than PowerPoint, because you can actually interact with your models within the presentation.

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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques

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George Maestri
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  1. 3m 33s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      24s
    3. Important Mac and PC differences
      2m 5s
  2. 9m 41s
    1. The Component Options window
      3m 32s
    2. Using the Interact tool
      1m 54s
    3. Using metadata in the Component Options window
      4m 15s
  3. 1h 6m
    1. Using the Component Attributes window
      4m 46s
    2. Exposing component attributes
      6m 0s
    3. Creating a drop-down list
      8m 42s
    4. Creating dynamic materials
      8m 29s
    5. Creating a dynamic picket fence
      2m 10s
    6. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Assembling the components
      4m 54s
    7. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making pickets multiply
      6m 11s
    8. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making fence posts multiply
      4m 0s
    9. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Customizing attributes
      8m 18s
    10. Adding interactivity: Motion
      5m 25s
    11. Adding interactivity: Rotation
      4m 10s
    12. Adding interactivity: Changing colors
      3m 45s
  4. 39m 37s
    1. The LayOut interface
      2m 56s
    2. Drawing lines and arcs
      4m 33s
    3. Drawing rectangles
      2m 22s
    4. Drawing circles and polygons
      2m 31s
    5. Modifying line styles and color
      3m 2s
    6. Working with text
      3m 0s
    7. Inserting SketchUp models
      4m 33s
    8. Manipulating SketchUp models
      3m 30s
    9. Working with dimensions
      2m 17s
    10. Arranging and grouping objects
      3m 5s
    11. Creating scrapbooks
      3m 11s
    12. Creating presentations
      2m 40s
    13. Exporting and printing
      1m 57s
  5. 6m 40s
    1. The Style Builder interface
      2m 5s
    2. Working with strokes
      4m 35s
  6. 19m 15s
    1. Importing objects from AutoCAD
      6m 37s
    2. Importing other 3D objects
      3m 14s
    3. Exporting objects
      4m 38s
    4. Exporting objects for rendering
      4m 46s
  7. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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