Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Basic SketchUp Skills

    1. Chapter 1 Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model

      1. Firing Up SketchUp for the First Time
      2. Creating Your First SketchUp Document
      3. Bench: Starting Your First Model
      4. Selecting Objects
      5. Turning Your Bench Seat into a Component
      6. Assembling the Bench Components
      7. Placing Components with Precision
      8. Painting Your Bench with Materials
      9. Adding to Your Scene
    2. Chapter 2 Starting Off in Two Dimensions

      1. Drawing Lines with the Line Tool
      2. Erasing Lines and Surfaces
      3. Drawing Polygons and Circles
      4. Drawing Circles
      5. Creating Complex Shapes
      6. Drawing Rectangles and Arcs
      7. Using the Freehand Tool
      8. Moving Objects
      9. Editing Geometry
      10. Tools Tour
    3. Chapter 3 Drawing in Three Dimensions

      1. Navigating 3-D Drawings
      2. Finding 3-D Inferences
      3. Using the Push/Pull Tool
      4. Surface Orientation and Surface Colors
      5. Using the Move Tool in 3-D
  2. Building a House

    1. Chapter 4 Drawing a Basic House

      1. Locking an Inference
      2. Working with Sloped Surfaces
      3. Making Doors and Windows
      4. Using the Offset Tool
      5. Building a Roof with an Overhang
      6. Initial Landscaping: Front Walk and Driveway
    2. Chapter 5 Working Smarter with Groups and Components

      1. Creating a Group
      2. Creating Components
      3. Speeding Up Construction with Arrays
      4. Editing Components
      5. Using the Make Unique Command
      6. Exploring the Components Window
      7. Using the Flip Along Command
      8. Exploding Components and Groups
      9. Deleting Components
      10. Using Dynamic Components
    3. Chapter 6 Changing Styles and Applying Materials

      1. Changing Face Styles
      2. Applying Colors and Materials (Windows)
      3. Applying Colors and Materials (Mac)
      4. Changing Face Styles: Take 2 (Mac and Windows)
      5. Working in the Styles Window
      6. Editing and Modifying Styles
      7. Modifying Styles Using the Mix Tab
    4. Chapter 7 Organizing with Outliner and Layers

      1. Organizing with Outliner
      2. Building Stairs: The Divide and Conquer Method
      3. Working with Layers
  3. Advanced Construction Techniques

    1. Chapter 8 Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me

      1. Making Construction Lines
      2. Using the Protractor Tool
      3. Using the Follow Me Tool
      4. Preselecting the Path for the Follow Me Tool
      5. Making Spheres with Follow Me
      6. Making Complex Profiles Follow a Path
      7. Following Complex or Irregular Paths
      8. Making Stairs and a Railing
    2. Chapter 9 Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components

      1. Making Groups and Components
      2. Understanding SketchUp's Sticky Behavior
      3. Editing a Group
      4. Creating Components with "Glue to" Options
      5. Copying and Placing Components
      6. Placing Components in Your Model
      7. Editing Components
      8. Saving Components for Reuse
      9. Swapping Components in Your Model
    3. Chapter 10 Matching Your Photos in SketchUp

      1. How Photo Match Works
      2. Shooting Photos for Photo Match
      3. Importing a Photo for Photo Match
      4. Calibrating the Photo Match Image
      5. Building a Model from a Picture
      6. Applying an Image to a Model
      7. Creating 3-D Details from a Texture Image
      8. Finding Models with Photo Textures
  4. Adding Realism and Movement

    1. Chapter 11 Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth

      1. Flicking the Light Switch
      2. Changing Shadow Angles
      3. Controlling the Strength of the Shadows
      4. Choosing Whether Faces and Edges Cast Shadows
    2. Chapter 12 Saving Views and Animating with Scenes

      1. Creating a Scene
      2. Studying Shadow Movement with Scenes
      3. More Ways to Move the Camera
      4. View Cross-Sections with Section Planes
  5. Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects

    1. Chapter 13 Importing, Exporting, and Printing

      1. Importing 3-D Models
      2. Importing 2-D Images
      3. Exporting from SketchUp
      4. Exporting from SketchUp Pro
      5. Exporting Animations
      6. Printing SketchUp Views
    2. Chapter 14 Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components

      1. Finding Components in the 3D Warehouse
      2. Creating a Dynamic Component (SketchUp Pro Only)
      3. Sharing Components
    3. Chapter 15 Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro)

      1. Style Builder Overview
      2. Creating Images for New Sketchy Edge Styles
      3. Editing Strokes in Style Builder
      4. Opening a New Style in SketchUp
    4. Chapter 16 Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro)

      1. Workflow for a LayOut Project
      2. Starting Up LayOut
      3. LayOut Program: The Quick Tour
      4. Manipulating Your Model in LayOut
      5. Printing from LayOut
      6. Presenting from LayOut
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing SketchUp and Getting Help

      1. Installing SketchUp
      2. Getting Help for SketchUp
    2. Appendix SketchUp Menu by Menu

      1. File
      2. SketchUp Menu (Mac Only)
      3. Edit
      4. View
      5. Camera
      6. Draw
      7. Tools
      8. Windows
      9. Help
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