SketchUp Training

SketchUp Training Introduction
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Course Outline

sketchup training


Learn how to start drawing, designing, and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modelling tool-kit used for everything from architectural rendering to game design. In this Bigrockdesigns course, we will take learners through the basics of SketchUp: navigating around the interface,
manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures.


We will demonstrate how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D, 3D formats and more

The SketchUp Interface

  • Interface basics
  • Navigating in SketchUp
  • Walking around in SketchUp
  • Creating camera views
  • Shading faces and edges
  • Creating shadows and fog
  • Using scenes to create multiple views
  • Configuring toolbars
  • Configuring toolbars for the Mac


Manipulating Objects with Sketechup Traning

  • Selecting and moving objects
  • Scaling and rotating objects
  • Manipulating faces and edges
  • Advanced selection tools


Drawing in SketchUp

  • Line tool fundamentals
  • Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
  • Eraser tools
  • Using the Rectangle tool
  • Creating rotated rectangles
  • Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
  • Using the Offset tool to create outlines
  • Drawing curved and freehand shapes
  • Creating circles and polygons
  • Softening and smoothing edges
  • Using the Follow Me tool & Creating 3D text


Measuring and Labelling

  • Using the Tape Measure to create guidelines
  • Using the Protractor tool
  • Creating sections
  • Creating labels
  • Dimensioning


Staying Organized with Sketchup Training

Grouping objects

Working with layers

Using the Outliner and Entity Info

Working with Components

The Component window

Creating components

Using the 3D Warehouse

Using the Component Options window

Using the Interact tool


Working with Materials

  • Applying materials
  • Editing materials
  • Ì¥Creating materials


Materials on the Mac

  • Applying materials on a Mac
  • Editing materials on a Mac
  • Creating materials on a Mac


Working with Textures -Sketchup Training

  • Mapping textures interactively
  • Mapping curved objects
  • Projecting maps on curved objects
  • Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
  • Drawing a structure from a floor plan


Rendering and Animation

  • Applying styles
  • Creating styles
  • Exporting in 2D and 3D


How do I book this course? Email maureen@dppskillnet.ie

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