Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Interface basics, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…Let's get going by doing a quick overview of the SketchUp interface.…Let's understand where everything is at before we start using the software.…Now, SketchUp is a highly graphic program.…And, as you can see, has a very large view port here.…Which allows us to see things in 3D.…And we'll talk a little bit about navigation later.…Now, along the top, we have a standard menu bar.…Which gives us our…File, Edit, View.…Which allows us to change the way we view our scenes.…
Camera, which again, changes our view ports.…And then Tools that allow us to draw.…Other Tools that allow us to change things that have been drawn.…And then, additional windows that can bring up things like materials…and that sort of thing, to actually see what's in the scene.…We also have a very nice Help system here.…Now, when you first start SketchUp, you'll probably see a toolbar just like this.…And this is really just graphic icons that represent a…lot of the tools that you can find in the menus.…
Now along the bottom, we have a number of little buttons here.…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- 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