The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Architectural Design
What you'll learn
- Learn the core Sketchup skills required to model a Home faster & more efficiently.
- Learn how to use certain Sketchup Plugins to take your modeling skills to the next level.
- Understand Vray lighting, materials, settings, render elements & more to create amazing Photorealistic Exterior Renders
- Learn from a Real-Life Residential Project as we model & render a Contemporary Home, Site, Surroundings & more, STEP-BY-STEP.
- Understand Residential Design standards and styles required to design homes functionally and efficiently.
- A computer with either Windows or Mac to install all the software & sketchup plugins to model & render your Dream Home.
- A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and plenty of excitement about the awesome new Sketchup modeling & Vray rendering skills you will acquire in this Exterior Design course.
- Nothing else! It's just you, your computer and your hunger to get started today.
You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup & Vray course for Architectural Design. These comprehensive Sketchup & Vray tutorials cover everything you'll ever need to become the best Architect out there.
>>> Updated at the start of October 2022 (BRAND NEW Vray 6 for Sketchup Section Added) <<<
>>> Updated at the start of November 2021 (BRAND NEW EXTERIOR VRAY 5 + SKETCHUP 2021 MASTERCLASS SECTION on how to create a Photorealistic Exterior Day & Night Render) <<<
This course is designed to jumpstart your Sketchup, Vray & Architecture Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step with a Real-Life Residential Project and get you up & running to design your favourite Residential Home efficiently, quickly and in the right way.
Why this Course?
Comprehensive coverage of the essential tools to design a Residence like walls, openings, elevations, stairs & more - Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Sketchup workflow.
Downloadable Resources - Exercise files like ****Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step.
Learn from an expert - I've been using Sketchup for over 10 years and I will be sharing all my skills and secrets which has helped me model faster, efficiently and most importantly, amaze clients.
Monthly Updates - This course will be updated on a monthly basis with new high-quality tutorials and resources and you will get an in-depth understanding of how to design a modern contemporary bedroom, modular kitchen & more.
Taught by an Architect & BIM Consultant - We not only learn about modelling & rendering in Sketchup, but you will also learn useful interior design tips, standards, and secrets along the way from the instructor who has over 6+ years of experience in the Industry.
Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library - All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Exterior Design space worth over 150$. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials.
Who is this Course For?
Design Professionals who want to learn 3D
Anyone with an interest in 3D Modelling in Sketchup
Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup
Real Estate Agents
Agencies and Corporations - If you want to get team members within your company up to standard, we can do that for you.
3D Artists - If you want to build a reputation as a 3D Artist this program will give you that foundation.
Beginner to Advanced Sketchup Users
(note that this course will be taught on the Windows version but the same techniques can be applied on Mac as well)
What you will Learn?
It is crucial that when you learn Sketchup, you start with the right fundamentals (which are also easy to pick up). Once you've picked up on the fundamentals of 3D Modelling, we jump into more advanced topics using specific Sketchup plugins, to take your modelling to the Next Level.
This course is divided into Four Sections
Prior to Section 01, we will have the introduction and how to install Sketchup, Vray & all the essential plugins
Section 01 - An Introduction to Sketchup
In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals
We will learn about the Sketchup Interface & its simplicity.
Understand the most-used common tools
Importance of modelling with Groups & Components.
Assign shortcuts & learn to model faster & efficiently.
Create Sections & export views into CAD drawings
Section 02 - Sketchup (Modeling a Contemporary Residence
In Section 02, we will learn to model our entire home in Sketchup as per residential standards.
We will start this section with a brief introduction to Residential Design & the importance of vastu in residences.
We will learn to import our CAD drawing into Sketchup
How to model walls, openings, floor slabs, roof slabs, doors & windows in Sketchup
How to model Balcony doors & railings in Sketchup
Learn to create dog-legged stairs in Sketchup
Create a Parametric Glass Facade using plugins like curviloft, Bezier spline, joint push tool & more.
We then learn some Landscape Modelling Techniques Taught in this Section.
Learn to model the Site & its surroundings in Sketchup.
Learn to model Terrain using the Sandbox tools & Artisan Tools in Sketchup.
Learn to use the Laubwerk plugin to add trees & plants to the scene.
Setting up Camera Angles using Scenes in Sketchup
Section 03 - Vray Next for Sketchup
In Section 03, we jump into the world of photorealistic rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup.
We will be introduced to the Vray Interface & the Vray Asset Editor
Learn to set up lights in Vray (Photographic Approach with the Archgyan Lighting System)
Create a Studio, add 3D Warehouse models, adjust lights & materials, and create a final render of our Hyundai Car in the Studio.
Create a Vray Library and Apply Materials.
Final Adjustments in Sketchup & Vray Next
Finally render of our scene with appropriate render elements for post-production in photoshop.
Section 04 - Post-Production in Photoshop
In Section 04, we enhance our render even more through post-production techniques in Photoshop
Learn to bring in render elements the right way into photoshop & apply the right blending effects.
Adding Skies & Trees in the background.
Using Brushes in photoshop & locking layers.
Adding Cutouts like humans & animals into the scene.
Adding a Concrete Texture to Walls, Roads & Footpaths.
Final Adjustments in Photoshop using adjustment layers.
By the end of this section, you will have created an amazing Modern Residence in under 2 hours. But that's not all!!
Section 05 - Exterior Workshop with Vray 5, Skatter 2, & Quixel Megascans to Create Day & Night Render (NEW WORKSHOP)
In Section 05, we will learn to use the latest features of Vray and more:
Different camera positioning and lighting techniques in Vray
Skatter 2 to add 3D Grass in your scene
Chaos Cosmos to add entourage, trees, vehicles and more.
Quixel Megascans to add high-quality 3D models and materials from the Megascans library using Transmutr.
Learn to use plugins like SketchUV & Textureme to add Architectural Materials.
Learn to use PBR materials in Vray and edit them out.
Learn to convert any day render to night renders using the Lightmix Feature of Vray 5
And loads more
This is not a create and forget course. We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to future sections on a monthly basis. We will be updating our course description here as and when we release new tutorials and downloadable resources.
Special Features Provided
Downloadable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings
Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library for Exterior Design
By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.
Who this course is for:
- Architecture students
- Design professionals who want to learn 3D
- Anyone with an interest in 3d
- Construction Professionals
- Real Estate Agents
- Agencies and Corporations - If you want to get team members within your company up to standard, we can do that for you.
- 3D Artists - If you want to build a reputation as a 3D Artist this program will give you that foundation.
Manish is a Bangalore-based Architect, 3D Artist, Author, and Architectural Consultant, who's been teaching on Udemy since 2019. He's the founder of Sketchup Guru, which is a one-stop platform for everything related to 3D modelling and rendering in Sketchup and which specialises in creating comprehensive practical courses related to Architecture and Interior Design.
After graduating from one of India's top architecture schools, School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada, he went on to work with eminent architects throughout Southeast Asia for over 5+ years. He has played many roles during this process, right from being an Architect to a 3D Artist, Interior Designer and very recently as a BIM Consultant for a large MNC. He has gained immense experience over the years, and he is now passionate about sharing his knowledge with you.
Manish's goal as an instructor is to create comprehensive step-by-step courses that break down not only the software that Architects use but also the thought process and the guidelines that architects follow when they approach design. He likes to build the kind of material that he would have loved to have had when he was starting.
He is passionate about teaching and would love to help in bringing out the "designer" within you. See you on a course soon!
P.S. He is also the host of a popular podcast show called the Archgyan Podcast, which discusses everything related to architecture, art, and design.
Sketchup Guru is a website that produces premium courses on 3D Modeling with Sketchup, 3D Visualisation with Vray and much more for anyone dreaming of a career in Interior Design, Architecture or even NFTs.
The goal of our platform is to help you become an expert in Sketchup through practical courses that lay an emphasis on real-world projects and scenarios.
Our courses offer a step by step approach to tackling complex scenes, creating high-quality visuals, and learning to use the software to run your entire business.
Our courses are updated on a regular basis so you get to learn the latest and greatest in the Sketchup World.
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