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.
Google<sup>®</sup> SketchUp and SketchUp Pro 7 Bible