SketchUp BootCamp: Creating Interiors with SketchUp

Learn SketchUp with this Comprehensive, Easy-to-follow, and Fun Guide to Designing and Presenting Interior Spaces.
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Do you need to add some digital modeling skills to your toolbag of design tools but are concerned about the time and expense of mastering a program? SketchUp has a low learning curve but produces incredible results. It's easy enough that they teach it in elementary schools, but powerful enough to be utilized by most architecture and design firms. I focus on teaching the most efficient way to use SketchUp and the most important tools for you to quickly add SketchUp to your workflow for designing and presenting interiors to your clients…or for your own home.

Quickly Learn the Best SketchUp Tools for Modeling Your Home

Part 1 covers the basics of SketchUp and best use practices for all its tools

Step-by-step projects include:

  • A seris of mini-projects to learn all the basic tools
  • Building a simple cabin from a hand-drawn floorplan
  • Importing and placing components from the 3D Warehouse
  • Learning the basics of applying materials

After this initial section, you'll have a solid grounding in SketchUp to begin creating some simple models.

Part 2 refines your skills by working on a condo model.

You'll learn:

  • Creating a building from a floorplan
  • Working with groups, layers, and scenes as your model becomes more complex
  • Other resources for finding and creating custom materials
  • Working with dynamic components
  • Using shadows and styles to improve how SketchUp displays
  • Utilizing the FollowMe Tool to create complex geometry such as crown moldings
  • Basic kitchen layout
  • Creating Sections, Elevations, and simple dimensioned drawings
  • Exporting Images

By the end of the series, you'll be comfortable creating detailed interiors in SketchUp and you'll have learned to enjoy drawing with SketchUp!

SketchUp is an Easy-to-learn yet Powerful Tool that still is Incredibly Fun to Use.

This course has 35 lessons and 6.5 hours of content. It includes an 85 page manual that we follow step-by-step throughout the course that you can refer to later. You can watch the lessons over and over until you master each.

By the end, you will confidently be able to create whatever you like with SketchUp. This class provides a great overview of how to use SketchUp efficiently, and provides extra specific information relevant to interiors, such as importing real materials, kitchen design, and creating final images for clients. I teach SketchUp is a series of small projects adding skills in each one. I start with a general overview using the basic skills, move on to a small cabin, and then create a condo from a floorplan. Since I've taught this class to hundreds of students, I know the questions that will arise and the problems you might have, and I've tried to proactively answer them in the course.

SketchUp is a design language that you and you customers can understand. With HGTV a permanent fixture in the mind and expectations of clients, you need to master a program that will help communicate and convince your clients of your design solutions. If you're searching for a job in the design field, you'll find many positions require you to have a familiarity with SketchUp. SketchUp is an easy-to-learn and affordable software that still is a powerful design tool to utilize in investigating possible solutions to a design problem.

What are the requirements?

  • The intro to the course will cover how to download the free version of SketchUp which we will utilize for this class.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to communicate with SketchUp to create any 3D model.
  • Utilize SketchUp to efficiently model interiors for design planning and presentation

What is the target audience?

  • • This course is designed for anyone who is learning SketchUp and wants a thorough background in the tools. It adds special topics for interior designers, architects, and homeowners who are creating interior spaces. While this course is designed for the beginning student, it also includes many advanced tips and tools to help even a seasoned SketchUp user.

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro: Hello and Setting up Your WorkSpace and a Quick SketchUp Tour
Intro: Hello and Setting up Your WorkSpace and a Quick SketchUp Tour
Preview
06:07
Section 2: Part 1:1. How SketchUp Works
Part 1:1. How SketchUp Works
Preview
04:10
Section 3: Part 1:2. Basic SketchUp Tools
Basic SketchUp Tools
05:26
Section 4: Part 1:3. Rectangle Tool, Moving Around, and Inferences
Part 1:3. Rectangle Tool, Moving Around, and Inferences
09:02
Section 5: 4. Push / Pull Tool, Selection Boxes, and the Move Tool
4. Push / Pull Tool, using Selection Boxes
10:56
Section 6: Part 1:5. Copy Command, Grouping, Scaling
Part 1:5. Copy Command, Grouping, Scaling
08:56
Section 7: Part 1:6. Views Toolbar
Part 1:6. Views Toolbar
01:43
Section 8: Part 1:7. Drawing a Cabin from a Hand-drawn Plan
Part 1:7. Drawing a Cabin from a Hand-drawn Plan
11:38
Section 9: Part 1:8. Copying with Array
Part 1:8. Copying with Array
06:10
Section 10: Part 1:9. Arc Tool and Saving the Model
Part 1:9. Arc Tool and Saving the Model
05:15
Section 11: Part 1:10. 3D Warehouse and Placing Components
Part 1:10. 3D Warehouse and Placing Components
09:28
Section 12: Part 1:11. Rotate Tool
Part 1:11. Rotate Tool
05:07
Section 13: Part 1:12. Groups vs. Components
Part 1:12. Groups vs. Components
04:09
Section 14: Part 1:13. Paint Bucket Tool
Part 1:13. Paint Bucket Tool
10:06
Section 15: Part 1:14. Styles Toolbar
Part 1:14. Styles Toolbar
04:07
Section 16: Part 1:15. Adding a Door
Part 1:15. Adding a Door
05:16
Section 17: Part 1:16. Creating a Window
Part 1:16. Creating a Window
02:45
Section 18: Part 1:17. Adding a Roof
Adding a Roof and End of Part 1
03:12
Section 19: Part 2:1. Drawing from a Floorplan
09:36

Learn to trace a floorplan imported as a graphic to begin building a condo model

Section 20: Part 2:2 Adding Window and Door Openings
Part 2:2 Adding Window and Door Openings and Finding Model
07:31
Section 21: Part 2:3. Grouping Floors and Walls
Part 2:3. Grouping Floors and Walls
02:57
Section 22: Part 2:4. Creating a Ceiling
Part 2:4. Creating a Ceiling
04:53
Section 23: Part 2:5. Importing Textures
Part 2:5. Importing Textures
12:44
Section 24: Part 2:6. Dynamic Components
Part 2:6. Dynamic Components
06:12
Section 25: Part 2:7. More About Components
Part 2:7. More About Components
07:57
Section 26: Part 2:8. Furnishing the Room
Part 2:8. Furnishing the Room
03:33
Section 27: Part 2:9. Navigating Through the Model and Scenes
Part 2:9. Navigating Through the Model and Scenes
06:34
Section 28: Part 2:10. FollowMe Tool
Part 2:10. FollowMe Tool
05:26
Section 29: Part 2:11. Creating Crown Moulding
Part 2:11. Creating Crown Moulding
18:44
Section 30: Part 2:12. Kitchens Part 1
Part 2:12. Kitchens Part 1a
12:14
Part 2:12. Kitchens Part 1b
10:13
Section 31: Part 2:13. Kitchens Part 2
Part 2:13. Kitchens Part 2
15:14
Section 32: Part 2:14. Kitchens Part 3
Part 2:14. Kitchens Part 3
08:07
Section 33: Part 2:15. Making Dimensioned Plans
Part 2:15a . Making Dimensioned Plans Part 1 of 3
08:32
Part 2:15b . Making Dimensioned Plans Part 2 of 3
07:18
Part 2:15c . Making Dimensioned Plans Part 3 of 3
08:32
Section 34: Part 2:16. Styles
Part 2:16. Styles
06:30
Section 35: Part 2:17. Shadows
Part 2:17. Shadows
02:45
Section 36: Part 2:18. Exporting 2D images, More Resources, and a Fond Farewell
Part 2:18. Exporting 2D images and a Fond Farewell
01:40

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Instructor Biography

Diane Dieterich, Nationally Certified SketchUp Instructor

I want to make SketchUp accessible to everyone. Whether you love technology or have spent your career hand-drawing, my goal is to teach you in a way that simplifies SketchUp's powerful tools and lets you quickly add SketchUp to your workflow.

I was a presenter at the last National SketchUp conference. My SketchUp Classes are nationally certified by the NKBA and ASID for CEU credits. I have taught hundreds of students in my live classes so I know the questions and problems that are likely to come up and have included them in this course. I hope this eliminates many of the frustrations that come with an online class.

In addition, my business, See3D utilizes SketchUp daily to create architectural models and renderings for architects, design firms, real estate agencies, as well as creating plans for homeowners.

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