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Learning SketchUp Pro 2015
DVD Edition with Dan Brown

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Learning SketchUp Pro 2015 -- DVD Edition with Dan Brown

A Practical SketchUp Pro Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In Learning SketchUp Pro 2015 DVD Edition with Dan Brown, expert author Dan Brown will teach you how to use this popular 3D modeling program to model a home from scratch. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUp or 3D modeling is required.
You will start by learning how to set up the template and toolbars, as well as the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle and rotated rectangle, circle, and freehand tool. You will then jump into learning how to create different roof types. Dan will show you how to organize the model, create the second floor and additional openings, and import and edit textures. This video tutorial also covers how to create the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to use the 3D warehouse and add furniture, model furniture from a photograph, and create the exterior of the home. Finally, you will learn how to create a rendering composite in Photoshop, create a presentation with layout, and render and export.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools available in SketchUp to create your own 3D models. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.
Run Time: 5.5 Hours, Lessons: 112.

Table of Contents

01. Introduction To SketchUp 2015
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Setting Up The Template
  • 0103 Setting Up The Toolbars
  • 0104 What's New In SketchUp 2015
  • 0105 How To Access Your Working Files
02. Drawing Tools: The Basics
  • 0201 Line Tool
  • 0202 Rectangle And Rotated Rectangle Tools
  • 0203 Circle Tool
  • 0204 Polygon Tool
  • 0205 Arc Tool
  • 0206 Freehand Tool
03. Creating Different Roof Types
  • 0301 Navigating In 3D
  • 0302 Push, Pull And Move Tool
  • 0303 Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches
  • 0304 Creating A Mansard Roof
  • 0305 Creating a Gambrel Roof
04. Massing The Home
  • 0401 Measurements
  • 0402 Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool
  • 0403 Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset
  • 0404 Creating Doors And Openings
  • 0405 Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges
05. Organizing The Model
  • 0501 Why Groups?
  • 0502 Creating The Second Floor
  • 0503 Creating Additional Openings
  • 0504 Hide Model And Other Useful Shortcuts
  • 0505 Using The Outliner
  • 0506 Using Layers To Control Visibility
  • 0507 Viewing Layer States Of The Model
  • 0508 Field Of View
06. Importing And Editing Textures
  • 0601 Dividing Faces To Create Your Rooms
  • 0602 Area Tool For Calculations
  • 0603 Using Paint Bucket For Floor Texture
  • 0604 Importing And Applying A Texture
  • 0605 Positioning An Imported Texture
  • 0606 Editing Texture Colour In SketchUp
  • 0607 Editing A Texture In Photoshop
  • 0608 Hide Edges And Lines With The Eraser Tool
07. Creating The Ceiling
  • 0701 Creating The Ceiling
  • 0702 Assigning Layers Within Groups
  • 0703 Adding Detail
  • 0704 Creating Crown Moulding
  • 0705 Copy And Paste In Place
08. Creating The Staircase
  • 0801 Why We Use Groups And Components
  • 0802 Creating The Staircase
  • 0803 Adding Riser Detail
  • 0804 Making A Unique Bottom Step
  • 0805 Adding Spindles With Move And Copy
  • 0806 Adding Railing
  • 0807 Review Of Components And Nested Groups
09. Creating Doors And Windows
  • 0901 Creating Doors
  • 0902 Creating The Front Window Frame
  • 0903 Double Hung Windows
  • 0904 Installing Bit Tools Plugins
  • 0905 Creating Walls And Door Openings
  • 0906 Using The Window Feature
10. Creating The Fireplace
  • 1001 Starting At The Base
  • 1002 Building The Mantle
  • 1003 Mantle Columns
  • 1004 Mantle Support
  • 1005 Adding Textures
11. Creating The Kitchen
  • 1101 Base Cabinets
  • 1102 Wall Cabinets
  • 1103 Cabinet Doors
  • 1104 Creating The Countertop
  • 1105 Adding Materials
  • 1106 Adding Appliances
  • 1107 Adding The Fridge And Sink
12. Adding Furniture
  • 1201 Using the 3D Warehouse
  • 1202 Using Form Fonts
  • 1203 Using The Podium Browser
  • 1204 Creating A Library
13. Model Furniture From A Photograph
  • 1301 Setting Up To Match A New Photo
  • 1302 Creating The Massing Model
  • 1303 Applying Textures
  • 1304 Adding Detail
  • 1305 Saving And Placing Into The Model
14. The Exterior
  • 1401 Creating The Exterior
  • 1402 Setting The Building In Place - Geolocation
  • 1403 Reset Axis To Align Building
  • 1404 Creating The Front Facade
  • 1405 Adding Context
  • 1406 Get Photo - Google Street View
  • 1407 Using 3D Text
  • 1408 Add Solar Panels With Skelion Plugin
15. Preparing The Model With Scenes And Styles
  • 1501 Creating Scenes And Updating
  • 1502 Styles
  • 1503 Scenes For Animation
  • 1504 Section Cut For Interior Elevations
  • 1505 Creating A Group
  • 1506 Creating The Animation
16. Exporting Options
  • 1601 JPG And PNG Files
  • 1602 DWG Elevation And Plan - Pro Feature
  • 1603 KMZ For Google Earth
  • 1604 COLLADA Files
  • 1605 Animation Options
17. Creating A Rendering Composite In Photoshop
  • 1701 Add Final Touches
  • 1702 Export - Display Options
  • 1703 Stacking Images In Photoshop
  • 1704 Multiply And Opacity
  • 1705 Saving The Image
18. Creating A Photorealistic Rendering With SU Podium
  • 1801 Adding Lighting
  • 1802 Add Reflections To Existing Textures
  • 1803 Model Presets - Create A Preview Rendering
  • 1804 Rendering A High Quality Image
  • 1805 Post-Processing In Photoshop
19. Creating A Presentation With Layout
  • 1901 What Is Layout?
  • 1902 Adjusting The Model Settings
  • 1903 Adding Annotations And Dimensions
  • 1904 Adding Additional Pages And Content
  • 1905 Updating The Model References
  • 1906 Presenting And Saving
20. About The Author
  • 2001 About Dan Brown

About the Author

Dan Brown received his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As an authorized trainer, Dan has taught hundreds of architects, designers and planners how to use SketchUp Pro, and wrote much of the training curriculum used by SketchUp Authorized Training Centers around the world. He has taught SketchUp all over the United States, including at the AIA National Convention, Design Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Dan currently operates db-3D, a company that provides both design and training services for SketchUp.
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