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Google Sketchup 7 for Dummies (09 Edition)

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SketchUp brings 3D to everybody! Find out how, and start creating 3D models today

Maybe you need to build 3D models for work, or maybe you've just always wanted to explore 3D modeling. Well, Google SketchUp was made for you, and here's what you need to get up to speed right away. Learn to make buildings and other objects, print your models, export them to other programs (including Google Earth), create 3D animations, and more!

  • Hit the ground running — set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first model

  • Develop a workflow — set up basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing models with your friends, clients, and co-workers

  • Beyond buildings — model non-boxy objects like terrain, simple characters, and household objects like furniture

  • Take a different view — spruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realism

  • Create presentation documents — use LayOut in SketchUp Pro to add text, callouts, and images; draw with vector tools; and print models to scale

Open the book and find:

  • What SketchUp can and can't do

  • How to add style to your model

  • Tips for building different types of roofs

  • How to add stairs, furniture, and landscaping

  • Effects that add realism to your models

  • How to build models for Google Earth

  • Ways to solve common SketchUp problems

  • Ten plugins, extensions, and resources to consider

Synopsis:

Google SketchUp is the exciting free software package that makes 3D available to everybody. Whether you need to build 3D models for work, or you’ve just always wanted to explore 3D modeling, Google SketchUp was made for you. Still, it does take a bit of understanding to get started, so turn to Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies.

In classic For Dummies tradition, Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right away. You’ll learn to:

  • Set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first model
  • Establish a basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing models
  • Model non-boxy objects like terrain, characters, bottles, and spheres
  • Add details like stairs, gutters, and eaves
  • Spruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realism
  • Use the LayOut function to draw with vector tools, add text and callouts, and print your work
  • Design buildings and objects, export your models to other design programs or to Google Earth, and explore 3D animation

On the book’s companion Web site, you’ll also find a bonus chapter and videos demonstrating more about what you can do with Google SketchUp. Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies also shows you what SketchUp can and can’t do, and offers tips for solving common problems. Add a new dimension to your work today!

Synopsis:

* Assuming no prior knowledge of 3D modeling software, this helpful guide shows architects and other design professionals as well as hobbyists and home users how to harness the power of Google SketchUp to create 3D models

* First reviews the basic concepts of 3D modeling, and then goes on to discuss both the free (Google SketchUp 'X') and professional (Google SketchUp Pro 'X') versions of SketchUp

* Explains how to build a 3D model, print it out, share it, export it to Google Earth and other professional design packages, add textures, and create a 3D animated tour

* Contains a 16-page color insert

About the Author

Aidan Chopra is the product evangelist for SketchUp at Google. He writes and edits SketchUpdate, a popular e-newsletter and blog that reaches hundreds of thousands of SketchUp users worldwide.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with SketchUp.

Chapter 1: Meeting Google SketchUp.

Chapter 2: Establishing the Modeling Mind-Set.

Chapter 3: Getting Off to a Running Start.

Part II: Modeling in SketchUp.

Chapter 4: Building Buildings.

Chapter 5: Falling in Love with Components.

Chapter 6: Going Beyond Buildings.

Chapter 7: Keeping Your Model Organized.

Chapter 8: Modeling with Photographs.

Part III: Viewing Your Model in Different Ways.

Chapter 9: Working with Styles and Shadows.

Chapter 10: Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp.

Part IV: Sharing What You’ve Made.

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

Chapter 12: Printing Your Work.

Chapter 13: Exporting Images and Animations.

Chapter 14: Creating Presentation Documents with LayOut.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Workarounds.

Chapter 16: Ten Plugins, Extensions, and Resources Worth Getting.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Discover Even More.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470277393
Author:
Chopra, Aidan
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
CAD-CAM - General
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Three-dimensional imaging
Subject:
Computer-aided design
Subject:
Microsoft Windows-Windows 95 Applications
Subject:
Graphics & Design software (Non-Microsoft)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20090413
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.18x7.34x1.09 in. 1.53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Google SketchUp is the exciting free software package that makes 3D available to everybody. Whether you need to build 3D models for work, or you’ve just always wanted to explore 3D modeling, Google SketchUp was made for you. Still, it does take a bit of understanding to get started, so turn to Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies.

In classic For Dummies tradition, Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right away. You’ll learn to:

  • Set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first model
  • Establish a basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing models
  • Model non-boxy objects like terrain, characters, bottles, and spheres
  • Add details like stairs, gutters, and eaves
  • Spruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realism
  • Use the LayOut function to draw with vector tools, add text and callouts, and print your work
  • Design buildings and objects, export your models to other design programs or to Google Earth, and explore 3D animation

On the book’s companion Web site, you’ll also find a bonus chapter and videos demonstrating more about what you can do with Google SketchUp. Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies also shows you what SketchUp can and can’t do, and offers tips for solving common problems. Add a new dimension to your work today!

"Synopsis" by , * Assuming no prior knowledge of 3D modeling software, this helpful guide shows architects and other design professionals as well as hobbyists and home users how to harness the power of Google SketchUp to create 3D models

* First reviews the basic concepts of 3D modeling, and then goes on to discuss both the free (Google SketchUp 'X') and professional (Google SketchUp Pro 'X') versions of SketchUp

* Explains how to build a 3D model, print it out, share it, export it to Google Earth and other professional design packages, add textures, and create a 3D animated tour

* Contains a 16-page color insert

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