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Overview

The 2nd edition of Chopra's Google SketchUp provides key pedagogical elements, which help prepare readers for the workforce. The content provides real-world and applied material including better PowerPoint presentations and how-to animations. Additional features include updated content to reflect software upgrades and market use; new pedagogy elements and interior design; and more robust resources that will are appropriate for different users of Google Sketch.

The book also addresses the similarities between the adapted title, Google SketchUp 8 for Dummies, and Google SketchUp 2. This includes a title that contains the core content and basic software how-to from For Dummies; revised TOC to reflect the course; and new material developed/written by writer and academic advisors/reviewers. This edition goes beyond the basic software use to 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: 735,872
  • 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

1. Meeting Google SketchUp: A Brief Overview 1

2. Establishing the Modeling Mindset: Model Basics 19

3. Building Simple Models: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Model of a Doghouse 61

4. Modeling Buildings: From Drafting a Floor Plan to Adding a Roof 81

5. Keeping Your Model’s Appearance: Working with Components 135

6. Creating Everyday Objects: Tools, Techniques, and Tips 175

7. Keeping Your Model Organized: Using the Outliner and Layers 229

8. Modeling with Photographs: Using Photo Match to Build Models 247

9. Changing Your Model’s Appearance: Applying Styles and Shadows 285

10. Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp: Showing Off Your Model 325

11. Working with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse: Tying Together All of Google’s 3D Software 359

12. Printing Your Work: With a Windows PC and a Mac 389

13. Exporting Images and Animations: Making Image Files and Movies 409

14. Exporting to CAD, Illustration, and Other Modeling Software: Using SketchUp Pro 433

15. Creating Presentation Documents with LayOut: Presenting 3D SketchUp Pro Models on Paper and on Screen: Working with Templates and Scrapbooks 461

16. Troubleshooting and Using Additional Resources: Fixing Problems and Enhancing Your Model 517

Glossary 537

Index 543

Bonus Chapter. Building Your Own Dynamic Components

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