SketchUp Tutorial Video - A Practical Course

A Practical 7 Hour Hands-on Course That Teaches How To Use SketchUp Like A Pro
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  • Lectures 109
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

This SketchUp training course  teaches you how to use this 3D modeling program designed for architects, engineers, designers. SketchUp comes in two versions, a free and paid version. This tutorial can be used with either version, and is designed for the absolute beginner. No prior experience with 3D modeling programs, or SketchUp specifically, is required.

You will start by exploring the user interface for SketchUp, getting familiar and comfortable with navigating and where the tools are located. The course utilizes many Ruby scripts, which are provided in the working files, and he will show you how to install and use the scripts throughout the course. Some of the functions that you will be taught throughout this tutorial include; working with lines and shapes, how to make faces and surfaces, drawing edges, scaling your models, working with layers and using the architectural tools. You will also learn how to style your work, use color and texture on your models, create walkthrough animations and finally, how to export your work to share and present it.

By the completion of this computer based video course for SketchUp, you will be comfortable using the tools within the software to create and share 3D models. This video tutorial includes working files, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn The Required Skills To Build Models Using SketchUp

What is the target audience?

  • Designers, Modellers, CAD Designers, Animators

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Curriculum

Section 1: User Interface
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0101 Exploring The User Interface On The Mac And In Windows
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07:23
0102 Comparing Keyboard Layouts
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02:12
0103 Arranging Windows
03:05
Section 2: Custom Settings
0201 Installing Keyboard Shortcuts
01:55
0202 Preferences, Templates, And Model Info
03:39
Section 3: Using Ruby Scripts
0301 Loading And Using Extensions
02:54
0302 Finding And Loading Ruby Scripts Manually
02:46
0303 Tips For Organizing Scripts And Turning Them Into Extensions
03:45
Section 4: Tools In Depth - Seeing
0401 Basic Navigation With A Mouse Or Tablet
02:20
0402 Parallel Projection, Perspective, And Two-Point Perspective
02:42
0403 The Many Faces Of Zoom
05:01
0404 Video Game Controls For First-Person Navigation
02:58
0405 Seeing Inside Spaces
05:24
Section 5: Editing
0501 Selection 101
08:14
0502 Selection Script
03:06
0503 Eraser Tricks
02:26
0504 Moving
05:36
0505 Copying, Multiplication, And Division
02:51
0506 Rotating Tutorial
10:28
0507 Scaling And Mirroring
05:13
0508 Scaling With The Tape Measure
01:40
0509 Freescale And Taper Scale
02:56
0510 Align Tool
01:25
0511 Divide And Divide With Construction Points
03:29
0512 Intersecting Tutorial
03:58
0513 Sections, Section-Cut-Face, And Zorro
06:11
0514 Guides
04:41
0515 Dimensions
07:44
0516 Leaders And Screen Text
04:09
0517 Modulating Visibility
06:08
Section 6: Layers
0601 Layer Mechanics
06:04
0602 Layer Manager
04:47
Section 7: Contextual Modelling
0701 Groups
05:48
0702 Component Basics
04:27
0703 Gluing Components
02:55
0704 Components That Cut Openings
02:36
0705 Components That Face Camera
08:08
0706 Components Window
05:40
0707 Paste In Place
02:41
0708 Dynamic Components
07:00
0709 Working With Larger Models
09:04
Section 8: Tools In Depth - Lines
0801 Lines And Click Style
01:12
0802 Freehand, Polylines, Explode, And Weld
02:33
0803 Understanding The Inference Engine
05:29
0804 Locking Inferences
03:18
0805 Drawing To Scale And Being Accurate
06:30
0806 Arcs And Ruby Arcs
02:49
0807 Drawing Polylines With Fredo6S Bezierspline
02:37
0808 Plane And Axis Locks Within Bezierspline
02:10
0809 Comparing Bezier Curves And Splines
05:52
0810 Curve Conversion
02:23
0811 Closing The Loop With Beziersplines
01:37
Section 9: Tools In Depth - Making Faces
0901 How To Make A Face
01:10
0902 Breaking And Healing Faces
02:37
0903 Determining Which Way A Face Faces
01:43
Section 10: Basic Surfaces
1001 Rectangles And The Golden Proportion
04:01
1002 Circles And Polygons
05:26
1003 Pushing And Pulling
02:51
Section 11: Advanced Surfaces
1101 Softening And Smoothing
04:03
1102 Joint Push Pull
02:09
Section 12: Edges On Faces
1201 Drawing Edges By Hand Or With Offset
04:20
1202 Tools On Surface
05:43
1203 Follow Me Basics
04:18
1204 Follow Me Application
05:22
1205 Rounded Box Primitive Tutorial
08:42
1206 Bezier Round Edge
01:44
1207 Several Methods For Cones And Spheres
02:34
1208 3D Text
01:17
1209 Skin
02:47
1210 Free Form Deformation
04:31
1211 Booleans
03:02
1212 Mathematically Derived Forms
04:03
1213 The Drawing Plane And Its Axes
05:06
1214 Projecting Geometry
01:46
Section 13: Architectural Tools
1301 Walls And Windows
05:25
1302 Housebuilder
05:35
1303 Roofs
03:40
1304 Manually Creating Stairs
03:56
1305 Stair And Railing Scripts
06:07
Section 14: Surface Shaping Tools
1401 Optimizing A Landscape From Contours
08:04
1402 Stamping, Draping, And Coloring Landforms
04:46
1403 Placing Components On Organic Surfaces
03:41
1404 Sculpting Organic Forms From Scratch
04:52
1405 Bezier Patch Modelling
02:50
1406 Tensile Membranes With Soap Skin And Bubble
03:24

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