Introduction to the Course Google SketchUp
Sketch Up is a 3D modeling program for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical design.
The program SketchUp emphasizes ease of use, and an online repository of model assemblies known as 3D Warehouse enables designers to locate, download, use and contribute free models. SketchUp includes a drawing layout functionality; allows surface rendering in variable “styles”, accommodates third-party “plug-in” programs(hosted on a site called Extension Warehouse) enabling other capabilities(e.g., near photo realistic rendering) and enables placement of its models within.
There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.
Syllabus for Google SketchUp :
- Introduction to Sketch Up – The fundamental tools.
- Lines, Rectangles, and Circles
- Move, Rotate and Offset
- Push, Pull and Follow Me
- Understanding How Sketch Up Works – Groups and Components
- Groups vs. Components
- Creating and editing Groups
- Creating and editing components
- Textures and Materials
- applying colors and materials
- creating materials
- exporting images
- Sandbox Tools
- Creating landscaping
- Importing trees
- Importing CAD files and Real World Modeling Assignment
- Good layer management
- Cleaning up CAD files
- Turning 2-D into 3-D
- Real World Modeling Assignment
- Presentations of Modeling Assignment