Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual

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If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans — even characters for computer games — in no time.

Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual offers a hands-on tour of the program, with crystal-clear instructions for using every feature and lots ...

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Overview

If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans — even characters for computer games — in no time.

Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual offers a hands-on tour of the program, with crystal-clear instructions for using every feature and lots of real-world examples to help you pick up the practical skills you need. Learn to use the basic tools, build and animate models, and place your objects in Google Earth. With this book, you will:

  • Learn your way around the SketchUp workspace, and explore the differences between working in 2-D and 3-D
  • Build simple 3-D shapes, save them as reusable components, and use SketchUp's Outliner to show or hide them as you work
  • Tackle a complicated model building with lots of detail, and discover timesaving tools for using many components
  • Animate the model by creating an interior walkthrough of your building
  • Dress up your model with realistic material shading and shadows, and place it in Google Earth

It's easy to get started. Just download the program from Google.com, and follow the instructions in this book. You'll become a SketchUp master in a jiffy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596521462
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Pages: 602
  • Sales rank: 253,086
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part I: Basic SketchUp Skills

Chapter 1: Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model

Chapter 2: Starting Off in Two Dimensions

Chapter 3: Drawing in Three Dimensions

Part II: Building a House

Chapter 4: Drawing a Basic House

Chapter 5: Working Smarter with Groups and Components

Chapter 6: Changing Styles and Applying Materials

Chapter 7: Organizing with Outliner and Layers

Part III: Advanced Construction Techniques

Chapter 8: Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me

Chapter 9: Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components

Chapter 10: Matching Your Photos in SketchUp

Part IV: Adding Realism and Movement

Chapter 11: Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth

Chapter 12: Saving Views and Animating with Scenes

Part V: Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects

Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Printing

Chapter 14: Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components

Chapter 15: Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro)

Chapter 16: Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro)

Part VI: Appendixes

Installing SketchUp and Getting Help

SketchUp Menu by Menu

Colophon

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