Google Sketchup for Interior Design & Space Planning
​Course 1 - Developing Basic Skills


If you are new in the use of SketchUp, going through the basic course exercises will allow you to draw, edit and manipulate various elements. This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use SketchUp in those fields. With the acquired information students should be able to evaluate the limitations and capabilities of Google SketchUp and decide whether if it is suitable for their goals.

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•104 pages, printable 8" x 10" size
•Also available in PDF

Chapter 1. How to start using SketchUp

Chapter 2. How to begin to draw in 2 dimensions
Practice
Draw a sofa in top view
Draw a rectangular table in top view
Draw a hexagonal table in top view

Chapter 3. How to draw in 3 dimensions
Practice
Draw a bookcase
Draw an ottoman
Draw a rectangular table with rounded base

Chapter 4. How to manipulate objects in SketchUpPractice
Practice
Create a room with an open door, window and opening
Create a wainscoting and a crown molding
Create a lamp with a spherical base
Create a chair layout for a conference room

Sketchup for Interior Design



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Google Sketchup for Interior Design & Space Planning
​Course 2 - Acquiring Intermediate Skills


If you are new in the use of SketchUp, going through the intermediate course exercises will allow you to stay organized by using groups, components, and layers. This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use SketchUp in those fields. With the acquired information in courses 1 and 2 students should be able to create a 3 dimensions model and take advantage of the capabilities of Google SketchUp.

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Chapter 5. How to stay organized in SketchUp

Creating groups
Creating components
The Outliner
Layers

Practice
Draw a coffee table
Create a wall niche
Create an art gallery
Using Follow Me inside a group

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Google Sketchup for Interior Design & Space Planning
​Course 3 - Materials and textures, the key for interior design


If you are new or experienced in the use of SketchUp, going through the materials and textures course exercises will allow you to learn to apply materials, textures, and use pictures and components. Create new materials from any picture or swatch that you might have. You will learn to create your own libraries of materials and textures, and to modify colors and scales. Real word textures will be used for finishing, carpets, upholstery and curtains.

This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use SketchUp in those fields. With the acquired information in courses 1, 2 and 3 students should be able to create, organize and apply materials on any 3D model and take advantage of the capabilities of Google SketchUp and other photo-editing software.

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Chapter 6. How to apply materials and textures

Painting faces
Editing materials
Using images to create textures
Texture position
Translucent materials
Painting groups and components
Using images with transparent background

Practice
Applying a tile at an angle and changing the size
Curtain texture position with free pins
Project a texture on the curved surfaces of an ottoman

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Course 4 - How to communicate your ideas in a convincing way

If you are new or experienced in the use of SketchUp, going through the share-your-project course exercises will allow you to work with SketchUp interior models. Approaching an interior space is completely different from creating models that can be seen only from the outside. You will learn how to show interior spaces by using various styles and sections, and by bringing in shadows and lighting. You will learn how to use scenes and, animations, export images, print perspectives and drawings in scale, export files to other programs, and import Autocad files.

This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use SketchUp in those fields. With the acquired information in courses 1, 2,3 and 4 students should be able to create, organize, apply and create materials and share your projects with others in a convincing way.

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•64 pages, printable 8" x 10" size
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Chapter 7. How to work in interior spaces and present your work in different styles
Chapter 8. How to manipulate your point of view
Chapter 9. How to reach the inside of your model and create sections
Chapter 10. How to save particular views of your model
Chapter 11. How to insert dimensions, texts and get information of your model
Chapter 12. How to incorporate shadows
Chapter 13. How to create an animation
Chapter 14. How to print your work and share it
Practice
Create a floor plan using section planes
Create a cross section using section planes
Create an interior perspective
Allow shadows and sun light to come in through the window
Create an animation
Final Exercise. Two-story apartmenttoman
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Sketchup for interior Design Revisited
​Course 1 - Developing Basic Skills in Sketchup 2013


"Training Course 1. Developing Basic Skills" offers to those that are new in the use of Sketchup 2013 the basic knowledge to draw, edit and manipulate various elements. Information about plugins is also offered. This book focuses on the fundamentals for the interior design field and promotes independent study.

This hands-on book follows the same format as the previous series – step-by-step instructions. It is a compendium of practical exercises using Sketchup 2013 that led students to use the tool from the perspective of the interior designer. This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use Sketchup in those fields. A series of four books offer separate courses progressing in complexity. At the end of every course you will find practical exercises that will broaden your experience in the acquired knowledge. These resources enable students to think about how the knowledge can be applied to any situation. At the end of the four courses you will be able to bridge your ideas to others in a more efficient and attractive way.​​

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•114 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
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•Also available in print

•Printed in color.
•114 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
•Also available in PDF

Chapter 1. How to start using SketchUp

Chapter 2. How to begin to draw in 2 dimensions
Practice
Draw a sofa in top view
Draw a rectangular table in top view
Draw a hexagonal table in top view

Chapter 3. How to draw in 3 dimensions
Practice
Draw a bookcase
Draw an ottoman
Draw a rectangular table with rounded base

Chapter 4. How to manipulate objects in SketchUpPractice
Practice
Create a room with an open door, window and opening
Create a wainscoting and a crown molding
Create a lamp with a spherical base
Create a chair layout for a conference room
Create a Queen Ann leg​

Sketchup for Interior Design Revisited
​Course 2 - Acquiring Intermediate Skills in Sketchup 2013


"Training Course 2. Acquiring Intermediate Skills" maybe applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusing on the tools required to use Sketchup in those fields. One of the strengths of Sketchup is the way it allows users to maintain the geometry of a model under control. Having a disorganized model can be a real headache and can even cause the computer to operate very slowly. There are four indispensable tools if your wish to reach a good end: Groups, Components, Outliner and Layers. Learn how to stay organized in Sketchup 2013 by using these tools. Learn how to control your model through the Outliner and access to the 3D Warehouse.

This hands-on book follows the same format as the previous series – step-by-step instructions. It is a compendium of practical exercises using Sketchup 2013 and is part of the series Sketchup for Interior Design Revisited. 

•Downloadable, printable, secure PDF format.
•72 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
•Download file size: 9.8 Mb
•Also available in print

•Printed in color.
•72 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
•Also available in PDF 

​​Chapter 5. How to stay organized in SketchUp

Creating groups
Creating components
The Outliner
Layers

Practice
Draw a coffee table
Create a wall niche
Create an art gallery
Using Follow Me inside a group

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Price $22.00 (PDF)

If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
Price $18.00 (PDF)
Price $39.95 (printed)
If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
Price $32 (printed)
If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
Price $15.00 (PDF)

If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
Sketchup for Interior Design Revisited
​Course 3 - Materials and Textures, the key for interior design. Sketchup 2013


Fundamental concepts, ideas on how to create materials and textures for interior spaces, tips, plugins and practical exercises using Sketchup 2013 are what this book offers. “Training Course 3. Materials and textures, the key for interior design” also teaches how to use pictures and components, and create new materials from any picture or swatch that you might have. You will learn to create your own libraries, and to modify colors and scales. Real word textures will be used for finishing, carpets, upholstery and curtains.

This hands-on book follows the same format as the previous series – step-by-step instructions. It is a compendium of practical exercises using Sketchup 2013 and is part of the series Sketchup for Interior Design Revisited. 

•Downloadable, printable, secure PDF format.
•66 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
•Download file size: 7.7 Mb
•Also available in print

•Printed in color.
•66 pages, printable 7" x 10" size
•Also available in PDF 

​​Chapter 6. How to apply materials and textures

Painting, Sampling, Editing, Using Images, Creating textures, Repositioning and Manipulating, Face-Camera components, Match Photo

Practice
Applying a tile at an angle
Curtain texture position with free pins 
Project a texture on the curved surfaces of an ottoman
How to create a seamless material
Plugins​

If you want to buy more than one course at once, after payment expect maximum 24 hours to receive all the files.
Price $18.00 (PDF)
Price $32 (printed)