It is possible to follow along with this SketchUp video tutorial using the exercise files available for each chapter. If you do not have access to these files, you can also create the project files from scratch and still follow along. This video tutorial discusses using the exercise files to learn about SketchUp for Interior Design.
If you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title, please download them and go ahead and open the folder. Once you've opened up the Exercise Files folder, it'll bring you right into all the chapters. If you go into a chapter, all the files that you need for each movie are included right there. Each movie includes a SketchUp project file, specifically made for the movie you're watching. At the start of each movie, please refer to the specific chapter folder to locate the corresponding file.
In most cases, there's no need to save the project file after watching the movie. In fact, don't save it, so you can practice again, since repetition is one of the best ways of getting proficient with SketchUp. If you don't have access to the exercise files, not to worry. You can still follow along, from scratch, with your own assets. So, let's get started
- Drawing 2D floor plans in SketchUp
- Selecting the right template and tools
- Creating components
- Cleaning up walls and creating door and window openings
- Using x-ray views when adding doors and windows
- Using layers to manage your views effectively
- Capturing materials to use in your design
- Applying materials to components
- Exporting your drawing as an image