Google® SketchUp and SketchUp Pro 7 Bible
By Kelly L. Murdock
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: February 2009
Pages: 600

Create professional-quality drawings and models in SketchUp

Why scribble on a notepad when, with a few computer strokes, you can create 3D drawings in SketchUp and capture your best ideas in software? With the step-by-step instruction in this in-depth guide, you'll soon be modeling your ideas like a pro, from designing buildings to drawing room layouts or planning landscaping. Whether you're brainstorming ideas, preparing a formal presentation, or finalizing a project to upload to Google Earth, this is the SketchUp book you need to succeed.

  • Jump into SketchUp by designing a windmill right off the bat

  • Explore the user interface and learn SketchUp tools and shortcuts

  • Master objects, drawing, modeling, effects, and the art of modification

  • Combine 3D models with 2D images using the LayOut tool

  • Browse 3D Warehouse for components and models

  • Export your SketchUp projects to Google Earth

  • Extend functionality with Ruby scripting and plug-ins

What's on the CD-ROM?

Check out the CD for a trial version of SketchUp 7 Pro, as well as your own free copy of Google SketchUp 7. You'll also find most of the 3D models from the book, so you can follow the tutorials and gain hands-on practice in the techniques.

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