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In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8. The course covers the fundamentals of the application, from navigating the user interface, manipulating objects, and building basic shapes to importing objects from Google Earth, animating a scene, and modeling organic terrain using the Sandbox tools. The course also explores SketchUp Pro features, which are available as an upgrade. These include tools for creating dynamic components and adding interactivity, as well as sophisticated importing and exporting options for working with outside applications.
If you're a lynda.com premium subscriber, or If you purchase the DVD, you won't have a copy of the Exercise Files to go along with this course. So before we actually start the course, I want you to make sure you drag the Exercise Files to your Desktop, so that way they're in the same place that I'm using them, and I'm going to try and access everything from the Desktop. So let's take a look at the Exercise Files. Inside this folder is one additional folder for each chapter that we're using.
And so the Exercise Files for that chapter will be located in the appropriate folder. So go ahead and a drag the Exercise Files to your Desktop if you have them. If you don't, then you should be able to follow along with most of the exercises.
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