Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with SketchUp, the inexpensive 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to game design. George Maestri covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and how to model objects from scratch. Plus, learn how to texture objects and create simple animations.
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
Creating camera views
Shading faces and edges
Scaling and rotating objects
Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
Making 3D text
Labeling a drawing
Working with 3D components
Applying materials and mapping textures
Rendering and animating your work