Google Sketchup Course

GOOGLE SKETCHUP COURSE Ideally suited for designers, broadcasters, architects, engineers as well as anyone who would like to learn to create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional study models with ease and sophistication, this course delivers a well rounded introduction to the power of Google’s SketchUp. Students are enabled to draw using a familiar pencil and paper paradigm in a software context. GOOGLE SKETCHUP COURSE makes 3D modeling easy enough for anyone to learn, and fast enough to use under real-world time constraints. SketchUp will allow students to demonstrate to clients what a new building will look like, recreate and fly through the scene of an accident, or visualize a theatrical set before it’s built. At the conclusion of this course, students will be comfortable creating, animating, and displaying 3D environments at a sophisticated level. GOOGLE SKETCHUP COURSE will explore the techniques and methods for the design and creation of 3D models in SketchUp. You will presented with a series of informative assignments that in turn illustrate the tools needed to create a final project geared towards your design profession.

Course Assessment

TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHUP 8

     Course Introduction – review of syllabus

     Templates

     Toolbars

     2D Drawing Tools: line, rectangle, circle, polygon, freehand,

Assignment #1

     2D floorplan / drawing of a space

TOPIC: ORGANIZING A MODEL

     groups

     components

     layers

     outliner

TOPIC: MODELING TECHNIQUES

     creating roof pitches

     inferences

     axes lock

     move/copy

     tape measure

Assignment #3

     Massing Model (Due Session 4)

TOPIC: MODELING IN 3D

     Drawing tools: push/pull, follow-me,

     Orbiting tools: zoom, pan, orbit, zoom previous, field of view, look around

     Modification tools: offset, move, copy, measurement

     solid tools

Assignment #2

     Massing Model (Due Session 3)

TOPIC: IMPORTING

     textures

     images

     from illustrator

     photomatch

 

Assignment #4

     3D Model with textures

TOPIC: MODEL IN CONTEXT

  • from google earth
  • from autocad / .dwg
  • from pdf
  • from building maker
  • terrain / contours

Assignment #5

  • 3D Model with context of choice

TOPIC: PRESENTING TOOLS

     scenes

     styles

     animations

     exporting still images

     section cuts

     layered image exports to photoshop

Final Project Status

  • review and storyboard final project

TOPIC: MATERIALS & COMPONENTS

     creating materials

     edit in model

     edit in photoshop / image software

     creating advanced components

     saving components

     component library

     Final Project

     Begin development of final project/presentation (Due Session 10)

     40% of grade

TOPIC: GOOGLE LAYOUT 2.0

     paperspace for SketchUp

     presentation template

 Topic: Plug-ins & Extra Features

     1001 bit tools

     1001 shadows

     drop at intersection

     from contours

     podium

     shape bender

FINAL PROJECT STATUS

     continue to develop massing model, components, & textures

TOPIC: DESIGN TIME

     from google earth

     from autocad / .dwg

     from pdf

     from building maker

     terrain / contours

FINAL PROJECT STATUS

     completed model

     begin creating scenes and views for final presentation

     show final storyboard to instructor

Topic: Final Presentations

     5-10 minute presentation

     feedback