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SketchUp Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 7 hours of easy to follow SketchUp video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
You can start learning online right away. Sample SketchUp tutorial videos by clicking a blue link below:
  • Tutor: Scott Onstott
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Video lessons: 108
  • Product code: 01758
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Latest SketchUp Course: SketchUp 2015 Tutorial
Start to get to grips with this versatile 3D modeling software in a very short space of time with the help of these easy-to-follow Beginners Sketchup tutorial videos.

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert 3D animation tutor Scott Onstott uses step-by-step training videos helping you to get comfortable with the tools essential to create and share professional looking 3D models.

These tutorials are applicable to both the free and paid versions of the program (7, 8 and Pro) and also come complete with the same working files as the trainer uses to demonstrate enabling you to mirror the on-screen actions of the tutor.

Through over seven hours of professionally created video training, the tuition includes a tour of the sketchup workspace and the custom settings, learning editing techniques, layers explained, lessons on contextual modeling, basic and advanced surfaces, importing and exporting in Sketchup and so much more.

The complete training course contents are listed below and you can start learning right away, click any blue linked lesson to sample a free Sketchup video tutorial and discover how effective this visual teaching method is..
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We hope you enjoyed the free lessons. To view the complete contents, including all lessons below & above, please purchase the course via DVD or Download.
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User Interface
Exploring The User Interface On The Mac And In Windows
Comparing Keyboard Layouts
Arranging Windows

Custom Settings
Installing Keyboard Shortcuts
Preferences, Templates, And Model Info

Using Ruby Scripts
Loading And Using Extensions
Finding And Loading Ruby Scripts Manually
Tips For Organizing Scripts And Turning Them Into Extensions

Tools In Depth - Seeing
Basic Navigation With A Mouse Or Tablet
Parallel Projection, Perspective, And Two-Point Perspective
The Many Faces Of Zoom
Video Game Controls For First-Person Navigation
Seeing Inside Spaces

Selection 101
Selection Script
Eraser Tricks
Copying, Multiplication, And Division
Rotating Tutorial
Scaling And Mirroring
Scaling With The Tape Measure
Freescale And Taper Scale
Align Tool
Divide And Divide With Construction Points
Intersecting Tutorial
Sections, Section-Cut-Face, And Zorro
Leaders And Screen Text
Modulating Visibility

Layer Mechanics
Layer Manager

Contextual Modeling
Component Basics
Gluing Components
Components That Cut Openings
Components That Face Camera
Components Window
Paste In Place
Dynamic Components
Working With Larger Models

Tools In Depth - Lines
Lines And Click Style
Freehand, Polylines, Explode, And Weld
Understanding The Inference Engine
Locking Inferences
Drawing To Scale And Being Accurate
Arcs And Ruby Arcs
Drawing Polylines With Fredo6S Bezierspline
Plane And Axis Locks Within Bezierspline
Comparing Bezier Curves And Splines
Curve Conversion
Closing The Loop With Beziersplines

Tools In Depth - Making Faces
How To Make A Face
Breaking And Healing Faces
Determining Which Way A Face Faces

Basic Surfaces
Rectangles And The Golden Proportion
Circles And Polygons
Pushing And Pulling

Advanced Surfaces
Softening And Smoothing
Joint Push Pull

Edges On Faces
Drawing Edges By Hand Or With Offset
Tools On Surface
Follow Me Basics
Follow Me Application
Rounded Box Primitive Tutorial
Bezier Round Edge
Several Methods For Cones And Spheres
3D Text (for Pro 8 and 7 versions)
Free Form Deformation
Mathematically Derived Forms
The Drawing Plane And Its Axes
Projecting Geometry

Architectural Tools
Walls And Windows
Manually Creating Stairs
Stair And Railing Scripts

Surface Shaping Tools
Optimizing A Landscape From Contours
Stamping, Draping, And Coloring Landforms
Placing Components On Organic Surfaces
Sculpting Organic Forms From Scratch
Bezier Patch Modelling
Tensile Membranes With Soap Skin And Bubble

Exploring, Mixing, And Editing Style
Edge Styles
Face Styles
Shadows And Fog

Presenting Your Work
Creating Walkthrough Animation
Animating Section Plane

Working With Color
Painting And Sampling Color
Creating Textures From Scratch And Adjusting Them
Stretching Photo Textures To Fit Geometry
Colorizing Grayscale Texture
Opacity And Transparency
Projecting Texture
Importing Textures And Image
Mac Material Management

SketchUp Workflow Discussion And Importing From CAD
CAD Cleanup Script
Building A Model On Top Of An Imported Plan
Google Earth, SketchUp, And The 3D Warehouse
Creating A 3D Model From A Photo

Exporting Images From SketchUp
Webexporter: Creating Spinning Objects And Walkthrough's
Creating Interior Panoramas With Ruby And Pano2VR
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The DVD and Download options include the same training contents and both priced as below:
Once purchased, you will receive 108 SketchUp training videos (listed left), lasting a total of 7 hours and the working files.

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Need to Train Multiple Users?
This SketchUp course is available in multi-user format ideal for corporate users, schools and universities.

The course loads directly onto your server and delivered to multiple users over your network.

An unlimited number of users can access the training with a pre-determined number viewing the tuition at any one time.

Training Multiple Users

Load onto your server
Deliver on your network or existing learning management system

For companies and educational establishments wanting multi user access to training resources, we offer this SketchUp course to do just that.
Now you can integrate training or technical support within your own computer network, or allow employees or students to gain access to training and support from home or any other location that they can gain access to your organizations network.

The courses can be played over a LAN using a standard browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox.
The movies are viewed using Adobe Flash (same method as YouTube) and are slightly compressed in order to not clog the network.
All advanced and the "for dummies" courses are available via this multi user solution and can be copied directly to a hard disk for faster access and the access page may be customized, if needed, using a html editor.

More than one title can exist on your server and the supplied player will automatically show titles that are available.
Simply purchase more user licences (supplied as files) and drop them into the folder. This will automatically increase the number of users allowed onto the system. All purchases are backed up by excellent after-sales support team and easy to follow instruction manual.
You can order multi user online or speak to our knowledgeable sales team.
(Per 10 user concurrent licence)
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Prove Your Capabilities
Once a course is completed you can download a free certificate.

This certifies that you have started from the beginners level, have now viewed all instruction. The certificate advises you now possess essential skills and an in-depth knowledge of SketchUp. Show your boss or potential employer!
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