SketchUp 2014 For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons Inc
Aidan Chopra
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SketchUp 2014 For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to creating 3D models, adding textures, creating animated walkthroughs and more using SketchUp, one of the most popular 3D modeling programs on the market. The book is fully updated to align with the release of SketchUp and guides readers through the interface, tools, techniques and tricks in SketchUp and SketchUp Pro, on both Windows and Mac platforms. Written for designers with no prior 3D modeling experience, the book provides beginner- to intermediate-level instruction in this powerful program. The book is designed to get readers up to speed fast, beginning with an overview of the basic concepts of 3D modeling before getting down to business with the software. Organized for easy navigation, the book can also serve as a handy desk reference for more experienced designers getting acquainted with the latest update. Topics include:

  • Using SketchUp 2014 to create 3D models
  • Printing on a plotter or 3D printer
  • Sharing designs via SketchUp 3D Warehouse
  • Exporting to another design package

The book also walks readers through the creation of a detailed set of plans, and demonstrates how to give virtual "tours" of a design. A 16-page color insert illustrates the possibilities, and may just trigger an inspiration.