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Introduction Course

Learn how to start drawing, designing and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modelling tool-kit used for everything from interior design to architectural rendering to game design. In this Introduction course we 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 demonstrate how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D and 3D formats.

Learners do not need to have any prior knowledge of using SketchUp. You should be comfortable using a computer for general use, such as basic keyboard and mouse skills, opening files and folders, and launching applications.

  • The SketchUp Interface
  • Manipulating Objects
  • Drawing in SketchUp
  • Measuring and Labelling
  • Staying Organised
  • Working with Components
  • Working with Materials
  • Materials on the Mac
  • Working with Textures
  • Rendering and Animation
  • Summary

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Advanced Course

Learn to take SketchUp to the next level. We begin with an overview of the SketchUp interface and workflow, then move on to a typical building project, taking students from creating the site plan to building the walls, floor, and roof of a house. We will show how to add detail elements like stairs and ceiling trim, and make models more realistic with materials. Learn to take advantage of the organisational features that make drafting in SketchUp so much easier, features many users never employ.

Learners should be comfortable using SketchUp for most of the topics covered in our Introduction course.

  • Introducing the Interface
  • The Site
  • Massing
  • Constructing a House
  • Detail Elements
  • Materials
  • Summary
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