Google SketchUp for 3D Modelling

Learn the fundamental tools of Google SketchUp, the 3D drawing software program, and get great tips for 3D modelling.

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With Google SketchUp, you can turn product ideas into clear images, design your ideal home, or create beautiful and interesting artwork. If you can use it, this program makes 3D modelling simple, elegant, and really enjoyable. But teaching yourself how to use the program can be tricky. This course will help get you started by introducing you to all the fundamentals of the tool and giving you some strong 3D modelling tips.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Google SketchUp is a free online 3D modelling program designed for architects, civil and mechanical engineers, and graphic artists involved in filmmaking and game developing. The course introduces you to Google SketchUp’s basics, starting with its navigation tools. You will then be shown how to create a simple house with a few drawing and modification tools. The course then gives you some great drawing tips to help you accelerate your work process and create more detailed models.

You will then be guided through the essential follow-me and offset tools. You will also be shown how to copy objects, paint surfaces, and use the push/pull tools and the tape measure tools to create reference edges. Finally, you will learn how to bring in additional models from the Google 3D Warehouse so that you can build more complex designs. Throughout the course, all lessons are designed to be as simple and easy as possible.

No matter what your skill level, this is an ideal introduction for both professionals and students who want to learn more about Google SketchUp or 3D modelling in general. By the end of the course you will have made 3D models on the program and will understand all of its core tools. These skills will strengthen your résumé and give you the ability to turn any image in your head into something people can see and understand. That’s a great reward for a course that only takes 2 hours. So why wait?


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will know the Google SketchUp features and functions that are necessary when designing different models. You will learn how to measure accurately when drawing. You will be able to use different views to help when building your model successfully. You will know how to use groups and components to separate various parts of your model. It will help you to understand the surface of your model, the edges and other features that will allow you to easily change it to a shape that is relevant to your model.


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