Learning SketchUp Pro 2015

A step-by-step guide to 3D modeling using this powerful but accessible design tool.
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  • Lectures 112
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Are you looking to learn 3D design and modeling in a hands-on way? This course shows how to use Sketchup's many tools through a central project of modeling a home from scratch. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUp or 3D modeling is required.

You will start by learning how to set up the template and toolbars, as well as the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle and rotated rectangle, circle, and freehand tool. You will then jump into learning how to create different roof types. Dan will show you how to organize the model, create the second floor and additional openings, and import and edit textures. This video tutorial also covers how to create the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to use the 3D warehouse and add furniture, model furniture from a photograph, and create the exterior of the home. Finally, you will learn how to create a rendering composite in Photoshop, create a presentation with layout, and render and export.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools available in SketchUp to create your own 3D models.

What are the requirements?

  • a working copy of SketchUp 2015 software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • demonstrate the principles of drafting and 3D design
  • use SketchUp tools and features to create a modeled house or structure from scratch.

What is the target audience?

  • anyone with an interest in learning Sketchup or drafting principles

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction To SketchUp 2015
Important - Download These First - Working Files
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Introduction
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01:35
Setting Up The Template
Preview
02:32
Setting Up The Toolbars
Preview
02:54
What's New In SketchUp 2015
Preview
03:02
How To Access Your Working Files
02:45
Section 2: Drawing Tools: The Basics
Line Tool
01:58
Rectangle And Rotated Rectangle Tools
02:39
Circle Tool
02:38
Polygon Tool
01:31
Arc Tools
02:54
Freehand Tool
00:48
Section 3: Creating Different Roof Types
Navigating In 3D
04:00
Push, Pull And Move Tool
05:02
Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches
06:21
Creating A Mansard Roof
05:23
Creating a Gambrel Roof
03:04
Section 4: Massing The Home
Measurements
05:32
Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool
04:17
Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset
05:47
Creating Doors And Openings
11:46
Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges
03:17
Section 5: Organizing The Model
Why Groups?
02:43
Creating The Second Floor
05:29
Creating Additional Openings
05:43
Hide Model And Other Useful Shortcuts
05:21
Using The Outliner
02:34
Using Layers To Control Visibility
03:53
Viewing Layer States Of The Model
05:17
Field Of View
03:37
Section 6: Importing And Editing Textures
Dividing Faces To Create Your Rooms
03:37
Area Tool For Calculations
01:43
Using Paint Bucket For Floor Texture
03:18
Importing And Applying A Texture
02:42
Positioning An Imported Texture
04:05
Editing Texture Colour In SketchUp
01:48
Editing A Texture In Photoshop
01:51
Hide Edges And Lines With The Eraser Tool
01:01
Section 7: Creating The Ceiling
Creating The Ceiling
03:24
Assigning Layers Within Groups
02:20
Adding Detail
02:52
Creating Crown Moulding
03:53
Copy And Paste In Place
02:16
Section 8: Creating The Staircase
Why We Use Groups And Components
02:47
Creating The Staircase
03:27
Adding Riser Detail
04:59
Making A Unique Bottom Step
06:10
Adding Spindles With Move And Copy
04:57
Adding Railing
04:24
Review Of Components And Nested Groups
02:26
Section 9: Creating Doors And Windows
Creating Doors
03:22
Creating The Front Window Frame
03:18
Double Hung Windows
05:18
Installing Bit Tools Plugins
03:27
Creating Walls And Door Openings
02:55
Using The Window Feature
03:06
Section 10: Creating The Fireplace
Starting At The Base
02:48
Building The Mantle
03:14
Mantle Columns
04:36
Mantle Support
02:02
Adding Textures
02:55
Section 11: Creating The Kitchen
Base Cabinets
02:37
Wall Cabinets
02:14
Cabinet Doors
03:12
Creating The Countertop
02:12
Adding Materials
03:26
Adding Appliances
03:07
Adding The Fridge And Sink
03:02
Section 12: Adding Furniture
Using the 3D Warehouse
01:34
Using Form Fonts
02:28
Using The Podium Browser
01:53
Creating A Library
02:32
Section 13: Model Furniture From A Photograph
Setting Up To Match A New Photo
03:18
Applying Textures
02:08
Creating The Massing Model
01:21
Adding Detail
02:00
Saving And Placing Into The Model
01:18
Section 14: The Exterior
Creating The Exterior
02:13
Setting The Building In Place - Geolocation
01:45
Reset Axis To Align Building
01:39
Creating The Front Facade
03:10
Adding Context
02:17
Get Photo - Google Street View
02:31
Using 3D Text
01:49
Add Solar Panels With Skelion Plugin
03:03
Section 15: Preparing The Model With Scenes And Styles

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