Lynda- Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques


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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques
2h 25m Intermediate Jan 15, 2010
Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques shows professional users of Google's popular 3D modeling software how to create compelling 3D graphics. Author George Maestri focuses on the features available in Pro that make SketchUp a valuable design tool. He demonstrates the new Dynamic Components and shows how using them can add interactivity to a model. He teaches how to create custom Dynamic Components from models, which is a feature unique to Pro. He also explores SketchUp Pro's companion application, LayOut, a presentation tool that retains the editability of models even when they're embedded in documents. Last but not least, George shows how to export and import objects to and from other programs, such as AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Exercise files accompany this course.
Topics include:
Making custom Dynamic Components
Drawing with Layout
Editing textures outside of SketchUp
Creating and managing styles with the Style Builder
Exporting objects for rendering
Creating scrapbooks and presentations
Exporting model attributes to reports