Introduction to Google SketchUp / Edition 1

Introduction to Google SketchUp / Edition 1

by Aidan Chopra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470175656

ISBN-13: 9780470175651

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

You can get there

Whether you’re already working and looking to expand your skills in the computer-aided modeling field or setting out on a new career path that involves 3D design, Wiley Pathways Introduction to Google SketchUp will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn how to use

Overview

You can get there

Whether you’re already working and looking to expand your skills in the computer-aided modeling field or setting out on a new career path that involves 3D design, Wiley Pathways Introduction to Google SketchUp will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn how to use Google SketchUp at your own pace; it helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed.

Developed with architects and other design gurus in mind, Google SketchUp is the fast, easy way to build 3D models of anything you want—buildings, furniture, or your own unique creations.

With this book, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind Google SketchUp and the general workflow for creating and sharing a model
  • Use Google SketchUp to make buildings, draw and extrude simple plans, model stairs, and construct roofs
  • Use advanced techniques for modeling objects like vehicles, furniture, and more
  • Build models using photographs with Google SketchUp’s new photo matching feature
  • Present your finished design using such features as Styles, Shadows, and Sections
  • Get your models out into the world through Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse
  • Print and export images and animations from your model file 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470175651
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Wiley Pathways Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.67(d)

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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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