Introduction to Google SketchUp / Edition 2

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The 2nd edition of Chopra's Google SketchUp provides keypedagogical elements, which help prepare readers for the workforce.The content provides real-world and applied material includingbetter PowerPoint presentations and how-to animations. Additionalfeatures include updated content to reflect software upgrades andmarket use; new pedagogy elements and interior design; and morerobust resources that will are appropriate for different users ofGoogle Sketch.

The book also addresses the similarities between the adaptedtitle, Google SketchUp 8 for Dummies, and Google SketchUp 2. Thisincludes a title that contains the core content and basic softwarehow-to from For Dummies; revised TOC to reflect the course; and newmaterial developed/written by writer and academicadvisors/reviewers. This edition goes beyond the basic software useto teach on portions of SketchUp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118077825
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 525,299
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Aidan Chopra is the Product Evangelist at Google for SketchUp and Google Earth.  He writes and lectures about how SketchUp is used in design, and writes the SketchUpdate, a monthly email newsletter that reaches SketchUp users worldwide. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, and has taught architecture at the university level and, at Google, works on ways to mediate between power and usability.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Meeting Google SketchUp.

Chapter 2: Establishing the Modeling Mindset.

Chapter 3: Building Simple Models.

Chapter 4: Modeling Buildings.

Chapter 5: Keeping Your Model Organized.

Chapter 6: Creating Everyday Objects.

Chapter 7: Modeling with Photographs.

Chapter 8: Changing Your Model’s Appearance.

Chapter 9: Working with Light and Shadow.

Chapter 10: Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp.

Chapter 11: Working with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse.

Chapter 12: Printing Your Work.

Chapter 13: Exporting Images and Animations.

Chapter 14: Exporting to CAD, Illustration, and Other Modeling Software.

Chapter 15: Creating Presentation Documents with LayOut.

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting and Using Additional Resources.

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