SketchUp 2014 For Dummies

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504 pages

Book Description

Start building your model today with a comprehensive guide to 2014

SketchUp 2014 For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to creating 3D models, adding textures, creating animated walkthroughs, and more, using one of the most popular 3D modeling programs on the market. Fully updated to align with the release of SketchUp, the book guides you through the , tools, techniques, and tricks in SketchUp and SketchUp Pro, on both and platforms. Written for designers with no prior 3D modeling experience, the book provides beginner- to intermediate-level instruction in this powerful program.

With a strong emphasis on usability rather than features, SketchUp has found widespread success around the world. Available as a free download, the program allows you to get comfortable and develop your skills before investing in the Pro version's additional features. SketchUp 2014 For Dummies gets you up to speed fast, beginning with an overview of the basic concepts of 3D modeling before getting down to business with the software. Organized for easy navigation, the book can also serve as a handy desk reference for more experienced designers getting acquainted with the latest update. Topics include:

  • Using SketchUp 2014 to create 3D models
  • Printing on a plotter or 3D printer
  • Sharing designs via SketchUp 3D Warehouse
  • Exporting to another package

The book also walks you through the creation of a detailed set of plans, and demonstrates how to give virtual "tours" of your design. A 16-page color insert illustrates the possibilities, and may just trigger your inspiration. Whether you're a designer, architect, engineer, or hobbyist, SketchUp 2014 For Dummies gets you started quickly.

Table of Contents

Part I - Getting Started with SketchUp 2014
Chapter 1. Meeting SketchUp
Chapter 2. Establishing the Modeling Mind-Set
Chapter 3. Getting 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 Photos and Other Resources
Chapter 9. 3D Printing with SketchUp Models

Part III - Viewing Your Model in Different Ways
Chapter 10. Working with St yles and Shadows
Chapter 11. Presenting Your Model inside SketchUp

Part IV - Sharing What You’ve Made
Chapter 12. Paper or Cloud? Printing and Uploading Your Work
Chapter 13. Exporting Images and Animations
Chapter 14. Creating Presentations with LayOut
Chapter 15. Diving Deeper into LayOut

Part V - The Part of Tens
Chapter 16. Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Work-arounds
Chapter 17. Ten Ways to Discover Even More

Book Details

  • Title: SketchUp 2014 For Dummies
  • Author:
  • Length: 504 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-06-23
  • ISBN-10: 1118822668
  • ISBN-13: 9781118822661
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