SketchUp 8 Essential Training

with George Maestri
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SketchUp 8 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 26m Beginner


In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using 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.

Topics include:
  • Setting preferences
  • Building scenes
  • Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
  • Creating 3D text
  • Measuring and labeling models
  • Creating, editing, and adjusting materials
  • Projecting maps onto curved objects
  • Modeling with floor plans
  • Rendering a scene
  • Geolocating models with Google Maps
  • Modeling in Photo Match
  • Hiding objects dynamically
  • Creating solids
  • Exporting objects for rendering


- [Voiceover] Hi. I'm George Maestri and welcome to Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training. In this course, we're gonna look at both Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro. Now, Sketch is Google's 3D modeling, texturing and rendering application. SketchUp Pro adds a couple of advance features. In this course, we're gonna learn about SketchUp's unique interface, which is very easy to use. After that, we're going to build our own, 3D models and objects. Then, we're going to add color and texture to them.

After that, we're gonna look at how SketchUp can geolocate objects anywhere on earth. As well as integration with Google Earth and other Google applications such as Street View. Then we're gonna take a look at SketchUp Pro, where we can add interactivity and create smart objects. And finally, we're gonna look at import and export, where we can take SketchUp models and bring them into and out of advanced 3D and CAD applications. So now, let's get started with Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training.

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