Expert SketchUp instructor Mike Tadros shows you his techniques for using SketchUp in a professional, production oriented environment, allowing you to finish drawings faster and get better results, whether you work alone or in a multiperson studio Starting with customizing SketchUp preferences for maximum efficiency, Mike takes you through a professional SketchUp workflow from setting up your workspace to installing Ruby scripts to importing CAD files and images to managing libraries to exporting your finished product In Real World Google SketchUp youll learn how to Turn your site plans, floor plans, and elevations into 3D SketchUp models Import your own digital photos and hand drawn imagery into SketchUp Create animated fly throroughs by saving scenes and exporting movie files Use Google Earth to create site models and utilize the Google 3D Warehouse to add elements to your models Get out of SketchUp with bonus video tutorials on the included DVD...
|Title||:||Real World Google SketchUp 7|
|Publisher||:||Peachpit Press 1 edition December 28, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||670 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Real World Google SketchUp 7 Reviews
This is not the book you should buy to learn SketchUp. For that I recommend two others: Start with Google SketchUp 7 for Dummies; follow up with Google SketchUp Cookbook if you want/need to know the program more in depth, say for your work. In either case, it's then that you should definitely read Mike Tadros' excellent Real World Google SketchUp 7. This book extends your understanding of the power of the program.
I bought the book because I saw SketchUp mentioned several times in woodworking magazines. It seemed like a great way to generate detailed drawings of shop projects, and it is. However, there's almost no chance that anyone can just download the software and figure out how to get much out of it without some guidance. This book helps a new user get started without the aggravation that just muddling around would produce.
I'm learning Sketchup so I can use it for a project in a foundation art-design class. I want my students and myself to have a solid grounding in the basics so we can use the program in more expressive ways.
I am a retired professional engineer, architect, and 3D graphics artist/instructor. I have been using SketchUp Pro for about 3 years mainly for creating Earth and space structures that I later import into Daz Bryce for rendering. This well written, light-hearted, and extremely thorough book is an essential asset for begineers and a valuable reference tool for anyone using SketchUp. Computer software manual writers can often times get over zealous with methods and confuse everyone but themselves. Fortunately Aidan Chopra is not one of those people. If you want to draw most anything you can imagine you need to do two things. First download the free version of SketchUp and second buy this book. You will be very pleased with both actions.
I recently taught a Google Sketchup introductory class to my Woodworking group - after sampling some of the video tutorials Aidan has available I sought out and purchased the book that references them (this book!). I've found it invaluable as a reference and recommend it to anyone thinking about using Sketchup - it's well written, simply presented and provides ample guidance for the self-learner. It also provided me with some good ideas on presentation when delivering a classroom session on the topic. I plan to present several more classes in Sketchup with a focus on the woodworker and small project design. The book can be used as reference with little adaptation. Sketchup is one of those programs that can be taken in small chunks for a beginner to get up and designing, or it can be explored in depth to produce some stunning presentations, integrated into an entire project plan with examples, production details, animation and movement, multiple perspectives and even cutlists for woodworkers (using the Cutlist plugin). Kudos to the conception and execution and to Aidan Chopra, both the writer of this guide and the Google Sketchup advocate.