This SketchUp 2013 training course from Infinite Skills teaches you how to model a home from scratch using this popular 3D modeling program. This tutorial is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUP or 3D modeling is required.
You will start by learning the basics of the drawing tools, and then quickly jump into learning to create different roof types. This course will show you how to organize the model, including creating the second floor and additional openings, using the outliner, and viewing layer states of the model. This video tutorial will show you how to create the different parts of a home, including the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to add furniture using the 3D warehouse and model the furniture from a photograph. You will then move to creating the exterior of the home, from setting the building in place to adding solar panels. Finally, Dan will show you various exporting options and how to create a rendering and animation.
By the completion of this computer based training course, you will be comfortable using many of the basic and complex tools in SketchUp. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.
Who this course is for:
Beginners to Intermediate Users
Rating: 4.5 out of 55 months ago
It's a little out of date (he's using SketchUp 2013) but it is still very relevant. A great tutorial with lots of supporting material to guide you along the process as he models his house. I found this interesting and very well paced.
19 sections • 111 lectures • 5h 25m total length
0203 Circle Tool
0204 Polygon Tool
0205 Arc Tool
0206 Freehand Tool
0301 Navigating In 3D
0302 Push, Pull And Move Tool
0303 Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches
0304 Creating A Mansard Roof
0305 Creating a Gambrel Roof
0402 Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool
0403 Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset
0404 Creating Doors And Openings
0405 Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges
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