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"full of tips and techniques" (British Woodworking, October 2007) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
SketchUp brings 3D to everybody! Find out how, and start creating 3D models today
Maybe you need to build 3D models for work, or maybe you've just always wanted to explore 3D modeling. Well, Google SketchUp was made for you, and here's what you need to get up to speed right away. Learn to make buildings and other objects, print your models, export them to other programs (including Google Earth), create 3D animations, and more!
Hit the ground running set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first model
Develop a workflow set up basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing models with your friends, clients, and co-workers
Beyond buildings model non-boxy objects like terrain, simple characters, and household objects like furniture
Take a different view spruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realism
Create presentation documents use LayOut in SketchUp Pro to add text, callouts, and images; draw with vector tools; and print models to scale
Open the book and find:
What SketchUp can and can't do
How to add style to your model
Tips for building different types of roofs
How to add stairs, furniture, and landscaping
Effects that add realism to your models
How to build models for Google Earth
Ways to solve common SketchUp problems
Ten plugins, extensions, and resources to consider