Google SketchUp Cookbook
Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2009
Pages: 384

As the first book for intermediate and advanced users of Google SketchUp, this Cookbook goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step tutorials for solving common (and not so common) design problems, with detailed color graphics to guide your way, and discussions that explain additional ways to complete a task. Google SketchUp Cookbook will help you:

  • Use SketchUp more efficiently by taking advantage of components and groups
  • Learn new techniques for using Follow Me, Intersect, and constraints
  • Go beyond simple textures with tools such as texture positioning and Photo Match
  • Create animations and walkthroughs, and explore design scenarios by using layers and scenes
  • Learn how to use styles to customize your presentations
  • Combine SketchUp with the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth

Google SketchUp Cookbook is ideal for architects, engineers, interior designers, product designers, woodworkers, and other professionals and hobbyists who want to work more efficiently and achieve true mastery of this amazing tool.

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Straight-forward and informative.

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    Comments about oreilly Google SketchUp Cookbook:

    A profoundly straight-forward and informative guide to quickly mastering and getting the most out of Google's SketchUp. Bonnie Roskes years of experience in design and education are readily apparent in how the book is organized and presented. Like it's title's namesake: it is literally a volume of practical recipes that anyone can follow easily and without getting bogged down in techno babble and irrelevant details.

    The book's usefulness cannot be underestimated and was perfect for both novices and advance users alike. The simple to follow tutorials for solving and learning the many amazing abilities of SketchUp made learning as easy as making pie.

    The color graphics liberally included throughout her book provide are useful and perfect for the visually driven users of SketchUp (a common sense detail clearly lacking in some other How-To Guides for SketchUp). As a bonus; in this digital age, O'Reilly has thoughtfully included a complete online version of this book through their Safari Books Online service for which the purchaser can access.

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