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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training
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Using the 3D Warehouse


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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

with George Maestri

Video: Using the 3D Warehouse

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  1. 3m 17s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
      38s
    4. Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac
      1m 14s
  2. 17m 40s
    1. Interface basics
      2m 9s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 0s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      1m 47s
    4. Creating camera views
      1m 49s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      2m 48s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      2m 38s
    7. Creating scenes
      1m 57s
    8. Using the toolbars
      1m 32s
  3. 11m 27s
    1. Selecting and moving objects
      2m 59s
    2. Scaling and rotating objects
      3m 55s
    3. Manipulating faces and edges
      2m 28s
    4. Advanced selection tools
      2m 5s
  4. 26m 18s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      3m 27s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      2m 24s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      2m 15s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 17s
    5. Creating arcs
      1m 27s
    6. Eraser tools
      1m 39s
    7. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      2m 43s
    8. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      2m 5s
    9. Using the Follow Me tool
      1m 19s
    10. Creating 3D text
      2m 12s
    11. Softening round edges
      3m 30s
  5. 14m 0s
    1. Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
      3m 23s
    2. Using the Protractor tool
      5m 30s
    3. Creating sections
      2m 0s
    4. Creating labels
      1m 59s
    5. Dimensioning
      1m 8s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Grouping objects
      2m 15s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 37s
    3. Using the Outliner and Entity Info
      3m 8s
    4. Hiding and unhiding objects
      1m 55s
    5. Locking and unlocking objects
      2m 8s
  7. 15m 14s
    1. The Component window
      3m 45s
    2. Creating components
      3m 5s
    3. Using the 3D Warehouse
      2m 46s
    4. Using the Component Options window
      4m 20s
    5. Using the Interact tool
      1m 18s
  8. 27m 47s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      2m 26s
    2. Applying materials
      3m 59s
    3. Editing materials
      3m 33s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 44s
    5. Mapping textures interactively
      2m 33s
    6. Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
      2m 16s
    7. Drawing a structure from a floor plan
      4m 48s
    8. Mapping curved objects
      2m 37s
    9. Projecting maps onto curved objects
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Applying styles
      1m 54s
    2. Creating styles
      2m 9s
    3. Exporting in 2D and 3D
      1m 48s
    4. Basic animation
      2m 38s
  10. 10s
    1. Next steps
      10s

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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training
2h 16m Beginner Dec 10, 2013

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Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with SketchUp, the inexpensive 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to game design. George Maestri covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and how to model objects from scratch. Plus, learn how to texture objects and create simple animations.

All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.

Topics include:
  • Creating camera views
  • Shading faces and edges
  • Scaling and rotating objects
  • Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
  • Making 3D text
  • Labeling a drawing
  • Working with 3D components
  • Applying materials and mapping textures
  • Rendering and animating your work
Subjects:
CAD 3D Drawing
Software:
SketchUp
Author:
George Maestri

Using the 3D Warehouse

There are a lot of people who use SketchUp, and they like to share their models. So SketchUp actually has something called the 3D Warehouse. Now this is a website here. It's at sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse. You can actually go into this on any web browser and take a look at it. Now, probably, the easier way to get to it is through SketchUp, so we can go File > 3D Warehouse > Get Models, and that brings up a small browser that brings us directly to that 3D Warehouse.

Now this has all sorts of different types of models. We can go through this and we can basically go through popular models, building collections. So, for example, if we wanted to see a standard Americana, we can download entire buildings. So if you wanted to download The Golden Gate Bridge or Fenway Park, you can certainly do that. We can also go to featured collections. So if you wanted to have kitchen and bath, a lot of the major manufacturers are providing their objects in SketchUp format, so if you want a sink, or some appliances, or something like that and you're redoing your kitchen, you can certainly use the cabinets and appliances from the major manufacturers as part of your SketchUp model.

You can also search, so, for this model here, let's say we wanted to put in a street light, so let's go ahead and type in a search term, here I'm just going to type in the term street light. And we can search. And so this brings up all the different street lights that are available to SketchUp. Now, I'm just going to take the first one, which is actually created by SketchUp. It's called Balanced street light. And I'm just going to left-click on this. And it shows me all the details for the model. So it shows me how many people have downloaded.

We can also see a 3D view of the model here. And if we want, we can hit this button here to download the model. When I click on this it's going to say, do you want to download this directly into SketchUp, and I'm going to select yes. But when I do this, in comes the street light. And I can just place that into my SketchUp scene. Now if I go into my components window, you'll see that I've got my street light, now in the scene. And now I can again, drag in another street light if I want, and I can use this now as part of my SketchUp model.

So this is a really, really handy way to populate your scenes very quickly. You can download models from the 3D Warehouse. There are a number of stock windows, doors, cabinets, appliances, all sorts of things that you can use in your models. Now if you start creating your own stuff and you really like it, you can create an account at the 3D warehouse and start uploading your own stuff as well.

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