SketchUp 2014 For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Learn to:

  • Harness the power of the latest SketchUp and SketchUp Pro features
  • Produce professional-quality 3D models and designs
  • Develop compelling presentations to showcase your work
  • Create accurate 3D models that you can print with a 3D printer

Bring your ideas to life in brilliant 3D!

With this ...

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SketchUp 2014 For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Harness the power of the latest SketchUp and SketchUp Pro features
  • Produce professional-quality 3D models and designs
  • Develop compelling presentations to showcase your work
  • Create accurate 3D models that you can print with a 3D printer

Bring your ideas to life in brilliant 3D!

With this easy-to-use guide, you can begin creating professional-looking models right away — no modeling experience necessary! Whether you’re working from your imagination or a floor plan, find out the best way to get started and transform simple lines and faces into a 3D model that you can print, share, and explore inside and out!

  • Know your tools — discover how SketchUp compares to other modelling programs and learn insider tips for using SketchUp’s tools
  • Piece by piece — add walls, doors, windows, additional floors, stairs, and even a roof that you can remove to reveal a building’s interior
  • Stay organized — copy and space elements easily, group related elements, and nest groups within groups
  • Find a look — switch among preset styles, from sketchy edges to polished lines, and add materials such as brick, wood, or paint
  • Show off — share your model as an image, let others find it in the 3D Warehouse, or assemble a 3D-printable model

Open the book and find:

  • A complete introduction to SketchUp and a quick tour
  • Tips on making quick models, adding styles, and more
  • How to draw floors, walls, and roofs
  • Tricks to adding premade doors, windows, and furniture
  • How to create a 3D printable model from SketchUp
  • Tips on making and modifying terrain
  • How to create a realistic light and shadow study
  • Details of starting from a 2D CAD file
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118822647
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/29/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 175,451
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Aidan Chopra is the author of the SketchUpdate, an irreverent but informative monthly e-newsletter that reaches hundreds of thousands of SketchUp users around the world. He has been teaching people about computers and design software since discovering SketchUp in architecture school.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with SketchUp 2014 7

Chapter 1: Meeting SketchUp 9

Chapter 2: Establishing the Modeling Mind-Set 21

Chapter 3: Getting a Running Start 57

Part II: Modeling in SketchUp 73

Chapter 4: Building Buildings 75

Chapter 5: Falling in Love with Components 123

Chapter 6: Going Beyond Buildings 157

Chapter 7: Keeping Your Model Organized 207

Chapter 8: Modeling with Photos and Other Resources 221

Chapter 9: 3D Printing with SketchUp Models 269

Part III: Viewing Your Model in Different Ways 301

Chapter 10: Working with St yles and Shadows 303

Chapter 11: Presenting Your Model inside SketchUp 337

Part IV : Sharing What You’ve Made 367

Chapter 12: Paper or Cloud? Printing and Uploading Your Work 369

Chapter 13: Exporting Images and Animations 389

Chapter 14: Creating Presentations with LayOut 409

Chapter 15: Diving Deeper into LayOut 431

Part V: The Part of Tens 459

Chapter 16: Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Work-arounds 461

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Discover Even More 469

Index 473

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