SketchUp 2014 For Dummies
By Aidan Chopra
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: May 2014
Pages: 504

Learn to:

  • Harness the power of the latest SketchUp and SketchUp Pro features
  • Produce professional-quality 3D models and designs
  • Develop compelling presentations to showcase your work
  • Create accurate 3D models that you can print with a 3D printer

Bring your ideas to life in brilliant 3D!

With this easy-to-use guide, you can begin creating professional-looking models right away — no modeling experience necessary! Whether you’re working from your imagination or a floor plan, find out the best way to get started and transform simple lines and faces into a 3D model that you can print, share, and explore inside and out!

  • Know your tools — discover how SketchUp compares to other modelling programs and learn insider tips for using SketchUp’s tools
  • Piece by piece — add walls, doors, windows, additional floors, stairs, and even a roof that you can remove to reveal a building’s interior
  • Stay organized — copy and space elements easily, group related elements, and nest groups within groups
  • Find a look — switch among preset styles, from sketchy edges to polished lines, and add materials such as brick, wood, or paint
  • Show off — share your model as an image, let others find it in the 3D Warehouse, or assemble a 3D-printable model

Open the book and find:

  • A complete introduction to SketchUp and a quick tour
  • Tips on making quick models, adding styles, and more
  • How to draw floors, walls, and roofs
  • Tricks to adding premade doors, windows, and furniture
  • How to create a 3D printable model from SketchUp
  • Tips on making and modifying terrain
  • How to create a realistic light and shadow study
  • Details of starting from a 2D CAD file
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