Google Sketchup

Introduction

  • Installing SketchUp
  • Starting SketchUp for the first time
  • Using the exercise files
  • Tips for Mac users

Getting to Know the Interface

  • Interface basics
  • Adding toolbars
  • Navigating
  • Changing perspective
  • Walking around
  • Creating camera views
  • Shading faces and edges
  • Creating shadows and fog
  • Creating Scenes
  • Setting preferences

Manipulating Objects

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

Drawing

  • Line tool fundamentals
  • Refining objects with the Line tool
  • Using the Rectangle tool
  • Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
  • Creating circles and polygons
  • Creating arcs
  • Using the Offset tool to create outlines
  • Using the Follow Me tool
  • Softening round edges
  • Creating 3D text

Measuring and Labeling

  • Using the Tape Measure tool
  • Using the Protractor tool
  • Creating text labels
  • Using the Dimension tool
  • Creating sections

Working with Components

  • The Component window
  • Creating components
  • Using the 3D Warehouse
  • Importing from Google Earth
  • Using the Interact tool
  • Using the Component Options window

Organizing Scenes

  • Grouping objects
  • Working with layers
  • Creating layers
  • Using the Outliner
  • Hiding and unhiding objects
  • Locking and unlocking objects

Creating Textures and Materials

  • Using the Materials Browser on a Mac
  • Applying materials
  • Editing materials
  • Creating materials
  • Adjusting materials
  • Applying bitmap images
  • Mapping curved objects
  • Projecting maps on curved objects
  • Importing floor plans
  • Modeling with floor plans
  • Rendering and Animating
  • Applying styles
  • Editing styles
  • Outputting 2D bitmaps
  • Basic animation
  • Advanced animation

Creating Terrain Using Sandbox

  • Creating terrain from contours
  • Modeling objects with contours
  • Creating terrain from scratch
  • Sculpting with the Smoove tool
  • Stamping and draping objects on terrain

Using Photo Match and Google Earth

  • Geolocation with Google Maps
  • Using Photo Match to align cameras
  • Modeling in Photo Match

SketchUp Pro: Working with the Solid Tools

  • Creating solids
  • Using Boolean operations (Union, Intersect, Subtract)
  • Working with Trim and Split
  • Creating outer shells

Project Classes

SketchUp Pro: Importing and Exporting

  • Importing objects from AutoCAD
  • Importing other 3D objects
  • Exporting objects