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SketchUp 2013 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 6 hours of easy to follow SketchUp 2013 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 2013 tutorial videos by clicking a blue link below:
  • Tutor: Dan Brown
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Video lessons: 110
  • Product code: 01867
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Latest SketchUp Course: SketchUp 2015 Tutorial
Gain an in-depth insight into this innovative 3D modeling software and become at ease with the basic and complex tools that are at your disposal with the help of these beginners SketchUp 2013 tutorial videos.

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert 3D trainer Dan Brown presents step by step training videos that provide demonstrations and explanations of how to use the complete SketchUp toolset, making the most of the powerful new features for the 2013 offering and to share some widely recognized industry best practices that are sure to boost your skills and productivity.

Through almost six hours of professionally created video training, the tuition starts with a tour of the 2013 workspace and the location of the most commonly used tools. Throughout the instruction, trainer Dan frequently uses and makes reference to real SketchUp models, which are included with the DVD/online purchase that help you to easily keep pace with his on-screen actions. Once the basic concepts have been covered, the instruction moves onto explaining about the different roof types, using the drawing tools, moving around in 3D, how to organize your model, lessons on adding furniture, learning to create scenes, exporting from SketchUp, best practices for adding lighting and so much more.

The complete course contents is listed below and you can start learning about this 3D Modeling tool right now. Click any of the blue linked lessons to sample free video tutorials and discover how effective this hands on teaching method is...
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Setting Up The Template
Setting Up The Toolbars
How To Access Your Working Files

Drawing Tools: The Basics
Line Tool
Rectangle Tool
Circle Tool
Polygon Tool
Arc Tool
Freehand Tool

Creating Different Roof Types
Navigating In 3D
Push, Pull And Move Tool
Using Follow Me - Complex Roof Pitches
Creating A Mansard Roof
Creating a Gambrel Roof

Massing The Home
Tracing Your Wall Dimensions - Line Tool
Extruding Your Walls - Push, Pull And Offset
Creating Doors And Openings
Clean Up - Using The Eraser To Remove Unwanted Edges

Organizing The Model
Why Groups?
Creating The Second Floor
Creating Additional Openings
Hide Model And Other Useful Shortcuts
Using The Outliner
Using Layers To Control Visibility
Viewing Layer States Of The Model
Field Of View

Importing And Editing Textures
Dividing Faces To Create Your Rooms
Area Tool For Calculations
Using Paint Bucket For Floor Texture
Importing And Applying A Texture
Positioning An Imported Texture
Editing Texture Colour In SketchUp
Editing A Texture In Photoshop
Hide Edges And Lines With The Eraser Tool

Creating The Ceiling
Creating The Ceiling
Assigning Layers Within Groups
Adding Detail
Creating Crown Moulding
Copy And Paste In Place

Creating The Staircase
Why We Use Groups And Components
Creating The Staircase
Adding Riser Detail
Making A Unique Bottom Step
Adding Spindles With Move And Copy
Adding Railing
Review Of Components And Nested Groups

Creating Doors And Windows
Creating Doors
Creating The Front Window Frame
Double Hung Windows
Installing Bit Tools Plugins
Creating Walls And Door Openings
Using The Window Feature

Creating The Fireplace
Starting At The Base
Building The Mantle
Mantle Columns
Mantle Support
Adding Textures

Creating The Kitchen
Base Cabinets
Wall Cabinets
Cabinet Doors
Creating The Countertop
Adding Materials
Adding Appliances
Adding The Fridge And Sink

Adding Furniture
Using the 3D Warehouse - Lesson 1
Using the 3D Warehouse - Lesson 2
Using Form Fonts
Using The Podium Browser
Creating A Library

Model Furniture From A Photograph
Setting Up To Match A New Photo
Creating The Massing Model
Applying Textures
Adding Detail
Saving And Placing Into The Model

The Exterior
Creating The Exterior
Setting The Building In Place - Geolocation
Reset Axis To Align Building
Creating The Front Facade
Adding Context
Get Photo - Google Street View
Using 3D Text
Add Solar Panels With Skelion Plugin

Preparing The Model With Scenes And Styles
Creating Scenes And Updating
Scenes For Animation
Section Cut For Interior Elevations
Creating A Group
Creating The Animation

Exporting Options
JPEG And PNG Files
DWG Elevation And Plan - Pro Feature
KMZ For Google Earth
Collada Files
Animation Options

Creating A Rendering Composite In Photoshop
Add Final Touches
Export - Display Options
Stacking Images In Photoshop
Multiply And Opacity
Saving The Image

Creating A Photorealistic Rendering With SketchUp Podium
Adding Lighting
Add Reflections To Existing Textures
Model Presets - Create A Preview Rendering
Rendering A High Quality Image
Post-Processing In Photoshop

Creating A Presentation With Layout
What Is Layout?
Adjusting The Model Settings
Adding Annotations And Dimensions
Adding Additional Pages And Content
Updating The Model References
Presenting And Saving

About The Author
About The Trainer
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Once purchased, you will receive 110 SketchUp 2013 training videos (listed left), lasting a total of 6 hours and the working files.

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Need to Train Multiple Users?
This SketchUp 2013 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

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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 2013 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 2013. Show your boss or potential employer!
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