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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

with George Maestri

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For those of you on the Macintosh you will notice some differences between the Mac and the Windows version of SketchUp. So let me give you a brief overview of some of the most important differences here. First of all, you will notice the menus along the top are a little bit different. We will have a Standard Apple SketchUp menu, which is the Standard Apple device here and this is where your Preferences are and then you will also have some Standard Apple Operating System stuff here like Quit and Hide. Now another difference is under the View menu, we will have Tool palettes here as an option and this is where we can load our large tool set which is where we will be doing a lot of our work. In addition, there are some options here along the main toolbar, some icons that are available and we can certainly put those there by using Customized toolbar. If we load that up you will see we have got all of the options that we can just click and drag whatever we want up to this large toolbar. Now I am on a small screen so my toolbar along the top here is very full. If you are on a larger resolution screen such as 1280 or 1600 or even larger, you will have a lot more room.
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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

Tips for Mac users

For those of you on the Macintosh you will notice some differences between the Mac and the Windows version of SketchUp. So let me give you a brief overview of some of the most important differences here. First of all, you will notice the menus along the top are a little bit different. We will have a Standard Apple SketchUp menu, which is the Standard Apple device here and this is where your Preferences are and then you will also have some Standard Apple Operating System stuff here like Quit and Hide. Now another difference is under the View menu, we will have Tool palettes here as an option and this is where we can load our large tool set which is where we will be doing a lot of our work. In addition, there are some options here along the main toolbar, some icons that are available and we can certainly put those there by using Customized toolbar. If we load that up you will see we have got all of the options that we can just click and drag whatever we want up to this large toolbar. Now I am on a small screen so my toolbar along the top here is very full. If you are on a larger resolution screen such as 1280 or 1600 or even larger, you will have a lot more room.

Now in order to fit some of these icons on here, I may need to type this up by clicking this button along the bottom here it says Use Small Size and that just makes the icons a little bit smaller and then I can just drag whatever I want up there. If you have enough room, go ahead and put up Standard Views, Face Styles, Shadows, and Slideshow so that way it will be available later in the title. So I am going to go ahead and click Done here. Now another difference is that some of the shortcut keys are different on the Mac, so for example if I go here to Tools, you will notice that Move is Command+0 on the Macintosh and on Windows I use the M key. Now the M key actually does work and all of the keys that I call out do work on the Macintosh. If you want to you can use these keys instead but you can certainly use the keys that I call out in the lessons, so both of them will work. Now another difference related to the keyboard is that the Option key replaces the Ctrl key on the Macintosh. So typically when we copy stuff or Shift and drag, sometimes we will hold down the Ctrl key to give different effects. On the Macintosh the Option key is the one that you are going to be pressing. So just be aware of that.

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