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Learning SketchUp Pro 2014

Video Description

In this SketchUp 2014 training course, expert author Dan Brown will teach you how to use this popular 3D modeling program to model a home from scratch. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUp or 3D modeling is required.
You will start by learning about the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle, circle, and freehand tool. You will then jump into learning how to create different roof types. Dan will show you how to organize the model, create the second floor and additional openings, and import and edit textures. This video tutorial also covers how to create the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to use the 3D warehouse and add furniture, model furniture from a photograph, and create the exterior of the home. Finally, you will learn how to create a rendering composite in Photoshop, create a presentation with layout, and render and export.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools available in SketchUp to create your own 3D models. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction To SketchUp 2014
    1. Introduction 00:01:35
    2. Setting Up The Template 00:01:03
    3. Setting Up The Toolbars 00:01:44
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Drawing Tools: The Basics
    1. Line Tool 00:01:59
    2. Rectangle Tool 00:01:18
    3. Circle Tool 00:02:39
    4. Polygon Tool 00:01:32
    5. Arc Tool 00:02:44
    6. Freehand Tool 00:00:49
  3. Creating Different Roof Types
    1. Navigating In 3D 00:04:01
    2. Push, Pull And Move Tool 00:05:02
    3. Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches 00:06:22
    4. Creating A Mansard Roof 00:05:24
    5. Creating a Gambrel Roof 00:03:04
  4. Massing The Home
    1. Measurements 00:05:33
    2. Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool 00:04:17
    3. Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset 00:05:47
    4. Creating Doors And Openings 00:11:46
    5. Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges 00:03:17
  5. Organizing The Model
    1. Why Groups? 00:02:43
    2. Creating The Second Floor 00:05:30
    3. Creating Additional Openings 00:05:44
    4. Hide Model And Other Useful Shortcuts 00:05:22
    5. Using The Outliner 00:02:34
    6. Using Layers To Control Visibility 00:03:53
    7. Viewing Layer States Of The Model 00:05:17
    8. Field Of View 00:03:37
  6. Importing And Editing Textures
    1. Dividing Faces To Create Your Rooms 00:03:37
    2. Area Tool For Calculations 00:01:44
    3. Using Paint Bucket For Floor Texture 00:03:19
    4. Importing And Applying A Texture 00:02:43
    5. Positioning An Imported Texture 00:04:05
    6. Editing Texture Colour In SketchUp 00:01:48
    7. Editing A Texture In Photoshop 00:01:51
    8. Hide Edges And Lines With The Eraser Tool 00:01:01
  7. Creating The Ceiling
    1. Creating The Ceiling 00:03:24
    2. Assigning Layers Within Groups 00:02:20
    3. Adding Detail 00:02:53
    4. Creating Crown Moulding 00:03:53
    5. Copy And Paste In Place 00:02:16
  8. Creating The Staircase
    1. Why We Use Groups And Components 00:02:48
    2. Creating The Staircase 00:03:28
    3. Adding Riser Detail 00:05:00
    4. Making A Unique Bottom Step 00:06:10
    5. Adding Spindles With Move And Copy 00:04:58
    6. Adding Railing 00:04:25
    7. Review Of Components And Nested Groups 00:02:27
  9. Creating Doors And Windows
    1. Creating Doors 00:03:23
    2. Creating The Front Window Frame 00:03:18
    3. Double Hung Windows 00:05:19
    4. Installing Bit Tools Plugins 00:03:27
    5. Creating Walls And Door Openings 00:02:55
    6. Using The Window Feature 00:03:06
  10. Creating The Fireplace
    1. Starting At The Base 00:02:48
    2. Building The Mantle 00:03:14
    3. Mantle Columns 00:04:36
    4. Mantle Support 00:02:02
    5. Adding Textures 00:02:55
  11. Creating The Kitchen
    1. Base Cabinets 00:02:37
    2. Wall Cabinets 00:02:14
    3. Cabinet Doors 00:03:12
    4. Creating The Countertop 00:02:13
    5. Adding Materials 00:03:26
    6. Adding Appliances 00:03:16
    7. Adding The Fridge And Sink 00:03:02
  12. Adding Furniture
    1. Using the 3D Warehouse 00:01:34
    2. Using Form Fonts 00:02:28
    3. Using The Podium Browser 00:01:53
    4. Creating A Library 00:02:33
  13. Model Furniture From A Photograph
    1. Setting Up To Match A New Photo 00:03:18
    2. Creating The Massing Model 00:02:08
    3. Applying Textures 00:01:22
    4. Adding Detail 00:02:00
    5. Saving And Placing Into The Model 00:01:19
  14. The Exterior
    1. Creating The Exterior 00:02:13
    2. Setting The Building In Place - Geolocation 00:01:46
    3. Reset Axis To Align Building 00:01:39
    4. Creating The Front Facade 00:03:10
    5. Adding Context 00:02:17
    6. Get Photo - Google Street View 00:02:31
    7. Using 3D Text 00:01:49
    8. Add Solar Panels With Skelion Plugin 00:03:03
  15. Preparing The Model With Scenes And Styles
    1. Creating Scenes And Updating 00:01:53
    2. Styles 00:04:28
    3. Scenes For Animation 00:05:08
    4. Section Cut For Interior Elevations 00:04:32
    5. Creating A Group 00:03:07
    6. Creating The Animation 00:02:11
  16. Exporting Options
    1. JPEG And PNG Files 00:02:53
    2. DWG Elevation And Plan - Pro Feature 00:01:59
    3. KMZ For Google Earth 00:01:57
    4. Collada Files 00:01:38
    5. Animation Options 00:02:52
  17. Creating A Rendering Composite In Photoshop
    1. Add Final Touches 00:01:44
    2. Export - Display Options 00:01:51
    3. Stacking Images In Photoshop 00:01:23
    4. Multiply And Opacity 00:01:23
    5. Saving The Image 00:01:18
  18. Creating A Photorealistic Rendering With SU Podium
    1. Adding Lighting 00:03:01
    2. Add Reflections To Existing Textures 00:01:44
    3. Model Presets - Create A Preview Rendering 00:01:22
    4. Rendering A High Quality Image 00:02:34
    5. Post-Processing In Photoshop 00:01:35
  19. Creating A Presentation With Layout
    1. What Is Layout? 00:01:14
    2. Adjusting The Model Settings 00:01:32
    3. Adding Annotations And Dimensions 00:04:09
    4. Adding Additional Pages And Content 00:01:23
    5. Updating The Model References 00:01:31
    6. Presenting And Saving 00:01:55
  20. About The Author
    1. About Dan Brown 00:01:15