SKETCHUP COURSE & Learn to model in a professional way
What you'll learn
- Model an architecture, landscape, interior design or industrial design project from scratch to detail.
- Assignment of materials in the project for subsequent rendering
- Creation of technical plans: plans, elevations and sections as well as 3D images of the project
- Creation of animations in video format to tell the final project in a more interactive way
- No prior knowledge of the program is required
Why this SketchUp course
My name is Manuel Pallarés, I live in Bali, Indonesia, and I have been using SketchUp for over more than ten years. I am a freelance architect and I use to collaborate with diferent architectural firms to model and render their projects.
Futhermore, I have been teaching SketchUp for several years in different creative schools and this course is the resault of that acumulated knowldge. I have experienced face to face the problems that you encounter in the program. They are always the same. So in this course I will try to resolve all of them step by step.
This course is well thought out, carefully planned to teach you exactly what you need to know, without any fluff. In addition to using my own experience with SketchUp, many tutorials require hours of research and experimentation. The result is an easy to follow tutorial to get you modeling quickly and having fun during the process.
SketchUp is a powerful, flexible, affordable, easy to use 3D modeling software.
My goal is to enable you to effortlessly take your ideas and bring them to life in 3D. SketchUp is the best tool for communicating and visualizing ideas, because its simplicity encourages creativity. The tool doesn’t get in the way of the creative process.
If you’ve never used CAD or any other 3D modeling program, you are at an advantage because you will not have habits ingrained from other software. You’ll be able to learn the fundamentals quickly, and you’ll be encouraged by the quick progress you are making. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve tried other complicated CAD software, only to become overwhelmed. SketchUp is one of the easiest 3D modeling programs to get started with, and I will help you learn the basics.
If you’re experienced with CAD, or are looking for an alternative 3D modeling program from what you’re currently using, you’ll find SketchUp to be refreshing. The simple interface does not inhibit your creativity. You will no longer need to conform to complicated tools or procedures. Create whatever you can imagine. SketchUp is 100% accurate, works with nearly any unit of measurement, with precision up to 0.000001″. Enhance SketchUp with thousands of 3rd party extensions, and use LayOut to create construction documents from your SketchUp Pro models.
My first experience with Sketchup was during the last years of my architecture degree in Madrid. I was in my last year and I decided to use the program to represent my project in a three-dimensional way. I started self-taught, but even so, the program completely seduced me and I enjoyed making my 3D model . The truth is that I would have liked to know this powerful tool from the first year of my degree and not in the last. Accustomed to using Autocad, Sketchup was a breath of fresh air. I began to enjoy graphic representation. That is why for all those university students I think it is the perfect tool.
After the degree, I started working in different architecture studios in Lujbljana, Slovenia. Always in charge of the 3D representation of the different projects and their rendering. In this way I began to specialize in the use of Sketchup at a professional level. A program that seemed simple turned out to be more and more complex and powerful while maintaining that fresh air. That intuitive ability.
In this way, the next step consisted of working as a teacher in different creative schools. In this way I began to carry out a study program. I gradually polished this program over the years learning from the difficulties my students encountered.
And here came the pandemic. At that moment, I decided to transform my face-to-face course into an online course. In a constant learning process thanks to keeping professional collaborations open, this course tries to synthesize all that knowledge accumulated over the last ten years in a professional and rigorous way, but also honoring the spirit of Sketchup, and proposing a way to learn fun and enjoyable.
This Sketchup course
Welcome to everyone. In this SKETCHUP PRO course we will start from an initiation level to end up dominating the program at a very high level. We will learn all the SKETCHUP PRO tools such as: materials, styles, scenes, animations, sunlight, connection with Google-Earth, photomatch, dynamic components, terrain, plugins and much more. But the REALLY INTERESTING thing about this course is that we will do all of this in a SUPER PRACTICAL WAY. We will do it while MODELING A SINGLE BUILDING: THE BARCELONA PAVILION designed by the architect Mies Van Der Rohe in 1929.
It is a course in which I have carried out a very large synthesis exercise of all my knowledge in order to offer you a course where ALL THE SKETCHUP TOOLS are seen ONLY WITH ONE MODEL. The goal is to make LEARNING MORE FLUID AND FUN.
Through this project you will learn:
Control the scale of the model
Correct use of groups and components
Using dynamic components
Model order through the use of layers
Correct use of materials
Correct use of furniture and exterior elements to SKP
Correct placement of north and sunlight of the scene
Artistic use of styles
Use of sections
Dimensions and text
Making animations in mp4 format from our scenes
SKETCHUP PRO is a 3D modeling program from the Trimble company. It is a program designed for architects, urban planners, landscapers, engineers, draughtsmen, quantity surveyors, interior designers, product designers and, in fact, any professional in the design sector. It stands out, unlike other 3D modeling programs, for its intuitive interface that allows you to work fluidly, being able to deal with the most complex projects in the same way. It is for this reason that more and more people demand their knowledge.
Finally you should know that you will have my guidance during the course. Any doubt you have, you can ask me and in less than 48h I will respond you with the answer.
Thank you for enrolling in this SketchUp course!
Who this course is for:
- Architects, landscape designers, interior designers, etc...
Hola a tod@s,
Mi nombre es Manuel Pallarés. Soy arquitecto por la universidad de Alcalá de Henares y la Sapienza de Roma. Después de terminar mis estudios y trabajar en diferentes estudios me especialicé en diseño gráfico a través de un master en la escuela Artes Creactivas de Madrid, donde también empezó mi andadura como profesor. Al terminar el master resultó que necesitaban un profesor para el módulo de Photoshop, Indesign e Illustrator y allí estaba yo.
Desde entonces mi actividad profesional ha estado ligada tanto a proyectos creativos de diferente índole (diseño editorial, diseño gráfico, paisajismo, arquitectura...), pero siempre he tenido un pie en la enseñanza.
He trabajado como docente en la universidad Superior de Diseño de Valladolid (ESI). También a día de hoy trabajo como profesor en la Escuela Artes Creativas de Madrid e imparto cursos en el espacio cultural de La casa Encendida, en Madrid
La verdad es que me encanta enseñar! Supone una gran satisfacción transmitir tus conocimientos a otra persona y además nosotros los profes también aprendemos, ya que si quieres explicar algo bien, uno lo tiene que tener muuuy claro. Me tomo la enseñanza de una manera muy seria. Se lo importante que es un buen profesor en un momento determinado.
Espero que mi pasión por enseñar llegue hasta vosotros a través de estos cursos online y me declaro a vuestra disposición para todo lo que necesitéis.
My name is Manuel Pallarés. I am an architect from the University of Alcalá de Henares and the Sapienza in Rome. After finishing my studies and working in different studios, I specialized in graphic design through a master's degree at the Artes Creactivas school in Madrid, where I also began my career as a teacher. At the end of the master it turned out that they needed a teacher for the Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator module and there I was.
Since then my professional activity has been linked both to creative projects of different kinds (editorial design, graphic design, landscaping, architecture ...), but I have always had one foot in teaching.
I have worked as a teacher at the Universidad Superior de Diseño de Valladolid (ESI). Also today I work as a teacher at the Creative Arts School of Madrid and I teach courses in the cultural space of La casa Encendida, in Madrid.
The truth is that I love teaching! It is a great satisfaction to transmit your knowledge to another person and also we teachers also learn, because if you want to explain something well, you have to be very clear about it. I take teaching very seriously. I know how important a good teacher is at any given time.
I hope that my passion for teaching reaches you through these online courses and I declare myself at your disposal for everything you need.
A cordial greeting,