Learn SketchUp the Right Way

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An easy to follow SketchUp course that teaches good 3d modeling habits to master from the start.

This beginner SketchUp Pro course is created to have you learning proper techniques from the get-go! Follow along as we build a simple interior living room space and develop the model until a document. 

Learn how to start from scratch, create groups and components properly, add materials and textures, include details like trim and baseboards. You will also learn how to organize and work with tags, scenes, styles, shadows, and export your rendering as an image or animation in SketchUp. Lastly, we send the file to LayOut, SketchUp’s paper space tool, where we will add pages, add a title block, labels, and dimensions to our design intent document.

Membership Users​

“Learn SketchUp the Right Way” for members has been spread out into 4 courses:
Getting Started, Starting a Model Right, Organizing and Exporting a Model, and Introduction to LayOut
This specific course is for single purchase only.
You can purchase this if you want access to just this course after your membership expires.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to create and develop a 3D model of an interior space in SketchUp.
  • Learn how to adjust and add furniture, materials and textures to a model in SketchUp
  • Learn how to create a rendering and animation in SketchUp
  • Learn how to export to LayOut to create a presentation document with dimensions and notes.

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • PC or Mac (both are shown throughout the videos)
  • 3-button Scroll Wheel Mouse is preferred over a trackpad.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner getting started in SketchUp.
  • Current SketchUp user looking to master better habits.

Getting Started

1
Setting up the Model Space Template
2 mins
2
Setting up the Toolbars
4 mins
3
Adjusting System Preferences
4 mins
4
Faces and Edges are Everything
6 mins
Learn why faces and edges are the core of creating any type of geometry in SketchUp.
5
Introduction to the Push/Pull Tool
5 mins
6
Making a Group
6 mins
7
Making a Component
8 mins

Model from Scratch

1
Modeling the Walls
5 mins
2
Creating Door Openings
7 mins
3
Creating Window Openinings
6 mins
4
Space Planning the Kitchen Cabinets
5 mins
5
Modeling the Kitchen Island
6 mins
6
Creating 2D Placeholders for Furniture
6 mins
7
Importing Components from the 3D Warehouse
6 mins
8
Moving and Positioning Components
6 mins
9
Using the Component Tool Palette / Window
7 mins
10
Intro to Live Components
6 mins

Creating Components

1
Creating a Bookcase Component from 2D
2 mins
2
Creating Cabinet Sub-Component
5 mins
3
Adding the Horizontal Shelves
4 mins
4
Making Unique Components
5 mins
5
Making Design Changes to the Bookcase
6 mins
6
Importing an Oversized Component from the 3D Warehouse
6 mins
7
Centering the Knob Component on the Cabinet Guide
4 mins
8
Creating Book Components on the Wall
6 mins
9
Importing Books from the 3D Warehouse
8 mins

Adding Materials and Textures

1
Applying a Material
5 mins
2
Scaling and Resizing a Material
7 mins
3
Texture Position
6 mins
4
Materials from the 3D Warehouse
8 mins
5
Creating a Paint Swatch
7 mins
6
Matching Color on Screen
4 mins
7
Importing a Texture
7 mins
8
Creating a Seamless Texture from a Google Image Search
4 mins
9
Importing a Wallpaper Texture
5 mins
10
Create a Material from SketchUpTextureClub.com
4 mins
11
Saving a Material Library
8 mins

Adding the Small Details

1
Adding Trim and Baseboards
6 mins
2
Adding Windows and a Door
11 mins
3
Installing an Extension
6 mins
4
Door Frame and Panel Divide with 1001 Bit Tools
7 mins
5
Adding a Dynamic Window Component
6 mins
6
Simplifying and Creating a Cleaner Sliding Glass Door Unit
6 mins
7
Adding the Ceiling and Soffit
8 mins

Artwork as a Glue to Component

1
Overview of Glue to and Cut Opening
5 mins
2
Creating a Glue To Component
6 mins
3
Adding Matting and the Frame
6 mins
4
Creating Unique Artwork Components
8 mins
5
Aligning Artwork Components
6 mins

Working with Tags and Scenes

1
Overview of Tags vs Layers
6 mins
2
Creating and Assigning Tags
6 mins
3
Creating Design Option Tags
9 mins
4
Creating and Organizing Scenes
8 mins
5
Position Camera and Setting the Field of View
7 mins

Shadows and Styles and Exporting

1
Overview of Styles
9 mins
2
Editing and Updating Styles
7 mins
3
Introduction to Shadows
7 mins
4
Exporting Images
5 mins
5
2-Point Perspective, Axonometric and PDF Export
6 mins
6
Exporting an Animation
5 mins
7
Creating a Walkthrough
9 mins

Intro to LayOut

1
What is LayOut?
7 mins
2
Creating Rendering Views and a Plan View
9 mins
3
Creating Interior Elevations
5 mins
4
Adding and Editing Dimensions
8 mins
5
Sending to LayOut and Setting up a Document
8 mins
6
Adding Labels
10 mins
7
Adding Lineweight to Objects
6 mins
8
Hybrid Viewport and Clipping Masks
8 mins
9
Drawing Titles and Scrapbook Items
11 mins
10
On Every Page Text for Titleblock
8 mins
11
Updating and Relinking the SketchUp Model
7 mins
12
Exporting a LayOut Document
7 mins
This is for users that want to purchase the class outright and not lose access to it. You are buying lifetime access to just this course. Other courses are "members only" which allows you access only during your membership period.
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Enrolled: 146 students
Duration: 7 hours
Lectures: 73
Level: Beginner