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Learning SketchUp Pro 2014 Training
Digital Edition with Dan Brown


A Practical SketchUp Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In Learning SketchUp Pro 2014 Training Digital Edition with Dan Brown, expert author Dan Brown will teach you how to use this popular 3D modeling program to model a home from scratch. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUp or 3D modeling is required.
You will start by learning about the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle, circle, and freehand tool. You will then jump into learning how to create different roof types. Dan will show you how to organize the model, create the second floor and additional openings, and import and edit textures. This video tutorial also covers how to create the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to use the 3D warehouse and add furniture, model furniture from a photograph, and create the exterior of the home. Finally, you will learn how to create a rendering composite in Photoshop, create a presentation with layout, and render and export.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools available in SketchUp to create your own 3D models. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

Introduction To SketchUp 2014
  • Introduction
  • Setting Up The Template
  • Setting Up The Toolbars
  • How To Access Your Working Files
Drawing Tools: The Basics
  • Line Tool
  • Rectangle Tool
  • Circle Tool
  • Polygon Tool
  • Arc Tool
  • Freehand Tool
Creating Different Roof Types
  • Navigating In 3D
  • Push, Pull And Move Tool
  • Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches
  • Creating A Mansard Roof
  • Creating a Gambrel Roof
Massing The Home
  • Measurements
  • Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool
  • Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset
  • Creating Doors And Openings
  • Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges
Organizing The Model
  • Why Groups?
  • Creating The Second Floor
  • Creating Additional Openings
  • Hide Model And Other Useful Shortcuts
  • Using The Outliner
  • Using Layers To Control Visibility
  • Viewing Layer States Of The Model
  • Field Of View
Importing And Editing Textures
  • Dividing Faces To Create Your Rooms
  • Area Tool For Calculations
  • Using Paint Bucket For Floor Texture
  • Importing And Applying A Texture
  • Positioning An Imported Texture
  • Editing Texture Colour In SketchUp
  • Editing A Texture In Photoshop
  • Hide Edges And Lines With The Eraser Tool
Creating The Ceiling
  • Creating The Ceiling
  • Assigning Layers Within Groups
  • Adding Detail
  • Creating Crown Moulding
  • Copy And Paste In Place
Creating The Staircase
  • Why We Use Groups And Components
  • Creating The Staircase
  • Adding Riser Detail
  • Making A Unique Bottom Step
  • Adding Spindles With Move And Copy
  • Adding Railing
  • Review Of Components And Nested Groups
Creating Doors And Windows
  • Creating Doors
  • Creating The Front Window Frame
  • Double Hung Windows
  • Installing Bit Tools Plugins
  • Creating Walls And Door Openings
  • Using The Window Feature
Creating The Fireplace
  • Starting At The Base
  • Building The Mantle
  • Mantle Columns
  • Mantle Support
  • Adding Textures
Creating The Kitchen
  • Base Cabinets
  • Wall Cabinets
  • Cabinet Doors
  • Creating The Countertop
  • Adding Materials
  • Adding Appliances
  • Adding The Fridge And Sink
Adding Furniture
  • Using the 3D Warehouse
  • Using Form Fonts
  • Using The Podium Browser
  • Creating A Library
Model Furniture From A Photograph
  • Setting Up To Match A New Photo
  • Creating The Massing Model
  • Applying Textures
  • Adding Detail
  • Saving And Placing Into The Model
The Exterior
  • Creating The Exterior
  • Setting The Building In Place - Geolocation
  • Reset Axis To Align Building
  • Creating The Front Facade
  • Adding Context
  • Get Photo - Google Street View
  • Using 3D Text
  • Add Solar Panels With Skelion Plugin
Preparing The Model With Scenes And Styles
  • Creating Scenes And Updating
  • Styles
  • Scenes For Animation
  • Section Cut For Interior Elevations
  • Creating A Group
  • Creating The Animation
Exporting Options
  • JPEG And PNG Files
  • DWG Elevation And Plan - Pro Feature
  • KMZ For Google Earth
  • Collada Files
  • Animation Options
Creating A Rendering Composite In Photoshop
  • Add Final Touches
  • Export - Display Options
  • Stacking Images In Photoshop
  • Multiply And Opacity
  • Saving The Image
Creating A Photorealistic Rendering With SU Podium
  • Adding Lighting
  • Add Reflections To Existing Textures
  • Model Presets - Create A Preview Rendering
  • Rendering A High Quality Image
  • Post-Processing In Photoshop
Creating A Presentation With Layout
  • What Is Layout?
  • Adjusting The Model Settings
  • Adding Annotations And Dimensions
  • Adding Additional Pages And Content
  • Updating The Model References
  • Presenting And Saving
About The Author
  • About Dan Brown

About the Author

Dan Brown received his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As an authorized trainer, Dan has taught hundreds of architects, designers and planners how to use SketchUp Pro, and wrote much of the training curriculum used by SketchUp Authorized Training Centers around the world. He has taught SketchUp all over the United States, including at the AIA National Convention, Design Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Dan currently operates db-3D, a company that provides both design and training services for SketchUp.
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