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Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual [Paperback]

Chris Grover

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Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Basic SketchUp Skills
    • Chapter 1: Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model
    • Chapter 2: Starting Off in Two Dimensions
    • Chapter 3: Drawing in Three Dimensions
  • Part II: Building a House
    • Chapter 4: Drawing a Basic House
    • Chapter 5: Working Smarter with Groups and Components
    • Chapter 6: Changing Styles and Applying Materials
    • Chapter 7: Organizing with Outliner and Layers
  • Part III: Advanced Construction Techniques
    • Chapter 8: Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me
    • Chapter 9: Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components
    • Chapter 10: Matching Your Photos in SketchUp
  • Part IV: Adding Realism and Movement
    • Chapter 11: Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth
    • Chapter 12: Saving Views and Animating with Scenes
  • Part V: Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects
    • Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Printing
    • Chapter 14: Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components
    • Chapter 15: Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro)
    • Chapter 16: Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro)
  • Part VI: Appendixes
    • Installing SketchUp and Getting Help
    • SketchUp Menu by Menu
  • Colophon
|The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What You Can Do with SketchUp; Entering the Third Dimension; About This Book; About the Outline; The Very Basics; About MissingManuals.com; Part I: Basic SketchUp Skills; Chapter 1: Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model; 1.1 Firing Up SketchUp for the First Time; 1.2 Creating Your First SketchUp Document; 1.3 Bench: Starting Your First Model; 1.4 Selecting Objects; 1.5 Turning Your Bench Seat into a Component; 1.6 Assembling the Bench Components; 1.7 Placing Components with Precision; 1.8 Painting Your Bench with Materials; 1.9 Adding to Your Scene; Chapter 2: Starting Off in Two Dimensions; 2.1 Drawing Lines with the Line Tool; 2.2 Erasing Lines and Surfaces; 2.3 Drawing Polygons and Circles; 2.4 Drawing Circles; 2.5 Creating Complex Shapes; 2.6 Drawing Rectangles and Arcs; 2.7 Using the Freehand Tool; 2.8 Moving Objects; 2.9 Editing Geometry; 2.10 Tools Tour; Chapter 3: Drawing in Three Dimensions; 3.1 Navigating 3-D Drawings; 3.2 Finding 3-D Inferences; 3.3 Using the Push/Pull Tool; 3.4 Surface Orientation and Surface Colors; 3.5 Using the Move Tool in 3-D; Part II: Building a House; Chapter 4: Drawing a Basic House; 4.1 Locking an Inference; 4.2 Working with Sloped Surfaces; 4.3 Making Doors and Windows; 4.4 Using the Offset Tool; 4.5 Building a Roof with an Overhang; 4.6 Initial Landscaping: Front Walk and Driveway; Chapter 5: Working Smarter with Groups and Components; 5.1 Creating a Group; 5.2 Creating Components; 5.3 Speeding Up Construction with Arrays; 5.4 Editing Components; 5.5 Using the Make Unique Command; 5.6 Exploring the Components Window; 5.7 Using the Flip Along Command; 5.8 Exploding Components and Groups; 5.9 Deleting Components; 5.10 Using Dynamic Components; Chapter 6: Changing Styles and Applying Materials; 6.1 Changing Face Styles; 6.2 Applying Colors and Materials (Windows); 6.3 Applying Colors and Materials (Mac); 6.4 Changing Face Styles: Take 2 (Mac and Windows); 6.5 Working in the Styles Window; 6.6 Editing and Modifying Styles; 6.7 Modifying Styles Using the Mix Tab; Chapter 7: Organizing with Outliner and Layers; 7.1 Organizing with Outliner; 7.2 Building Stairs: The Divide and Conquer Method; 7.3 Working with Layers; Part III: Advanced Construction Techniques; Chapter 8: Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me; 8.1 Making Construction Lines; 8.2 Using the Protractor Tool; 8.3 Using the Follow Me Tool; 8.4 Preselecting the Path for the Follow Me Tool; 8.5 Making Spheres with Follow Me; 8.6 Making Complex Profiles Follow a Path; 8.7 Following Complex or Irregular Paths; 8.8 Making Stairs and a Railing; Chapter 9: Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components; 9.1 Making Groups and Components; 9.2 Understanding SketchUp's Sticky Behavior; 9.3 Editing a Group; 9.4 Creating Components with "Glue to" Options; 9.5 Copying and Placing Components; 9.6 Placing Components in Your Model; 9.7 Editing Components; 9.8 Saving Components for Reuse; 9.9 Swapping Components in Your Model; Chapter 10: Matching Your Photos in SketchUp; 10.1 How Photo Match Works; 10.2 Shooting Photos for Photo Match; 10.3 Importing a Photo for Photo Match; 10.4 Calibrating the Photo Match Image; 10.5 Building a Model from a Picture; 10.6 Applying an Image to a Model; 10.7 Creating 3-D Details from a Texture Image; 10.8 Finding Models with Photo Textures; Part IV: Adding Realism and Movement; Chapter 11: Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth; 11.1 Flicking the Light Switch; 11.2 Changing Shadow Angles; 11.3 Controlling the Strength of the Shadows; 11.4 Choosing Whether Faces and Edges Cast Shadows; Chapter 12: Saving Views and Animating with Scenes; 12.1 Creating a Scene; 12.2 Studying Shadow Movement with Scenes; 12.3 More Ways to Move the Camera; 12.4 View Cross-Sections with Section Planes; Part V: Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects; Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Printing; 13.1 Importing 3-D Models; 13.2 Importing 2-D Images; 13.3 Exporting from SketchUp; 13.4 Exporting from SketchUp Pro; 13.5 Exporting Animations; 13.6 Printing SketchUp Views; Chapter 14: Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components; 14.1 Finding Components in the 3D Warehouse; 14.2 Creating a Dynamic Component (SketchUp Pro Only); 14.3 Sharing Components; Chapter 15: Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro); 15.1 Style Builder Overview; 15.2 Creating Images for New Sketchy Edge Styles; 15.3 Editing Strokes in Style Builder; 15.4 Opening a New Style in SketchUp; Chapter 16: Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro); 16.1 Workflow for a LayOut Project; 16.2 Starting Up LayOut; 16.3 LayOut Program: The Quick Tour; 16.4 Manipulating Your Model in LayOut; 16.5 Printing from LayOut; 16.6 Presenting from LayOut; Part VI: Appendixes; Installing SketchUp and Getting Help; Installing SketchUp; Getting Help for SketchUp; SketchUp Menu by Menu; File; SketchUp Menu (Mac Only); Edit; View; Camera; Draw; Tools; Windows; Help; Colophon;

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