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SketchUp BootCamp: Creating Interiors with SketchUp

Learn SketchUp with this Comprehensive, Easy-to-follow, and Fun Guide to Designing and Presenting Interior Spaces.
Instructor:
Diane Dieterich
717 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Understand how to communicate with SketchUp to create any 3D model.
Utilize SketchUp to efficiently model interiors for design planning and presentation

Do you need to add some digital modeling skills to your toolbag of design tools but are concerned about the time and expense of mastering a program? SketchUp has a low learning curve but produces incredible results. It’s easy enough that they teach it in elementary schools, but powerful enough to be utilized by most architecture and design firms. I focus on teaching the most efficient way to use SketchUp and the most important tools for you to quickly add SketchUp to your workflow for designing and presenting interiors to your clients…or for your own home.

Quickly Learn the Best SketchUp Tools for Modeling Your Home

Part 1 covers the basics of SketchUp and best use practices for all its tools

Step-by-step projects include:

  • A seris of mini-projects to learn all the basic tools

  • Building a simple cabin from a hand-drawn floorplan

  • Importing and placing components from the 3D Warehouse

  • Learning the basics of applying materials

After this initial section, you’ll have a solid grounding in SketchUp to begin creating some simple models.

Part 2 refines your skills by working on a condo model.

You’ll learn:

  • Creating a building from a floorplan

  • Working with groups, layers, and scenes as your model becomes more complex

  • Other resources for finding and creating custom materials

  • Working with dynamic components

  • Using shadows and styles to improve how SketchUp displays

  • Utilizing the FollowMe Tool to create complex geometry such as crown moldings

  • Creating Sections, Elevations, and simple dimensioned drawings

  • Exporting Images

By the end of the series, you’ll be comfortable creating detailed interiors in SketchUp and you’ll have learned to enjoy drawing with SketchUp!

SketchUp is an Easy-to-learn yet Powerful Tool that still is Incredibly Fun to Use.

This course has 35 lessons and 5.5 hours of content. It includes an 85 page manual that we follow step-by-step throughout the course that you can refer to later. You can watch the lessons over and over until you master each.

By the end, you will confidently be able to create whatever you like with SketchUp. This class provides a great overview of how to use SketchUp efficiently and provides extra specific information relevant to interiors, such as importing real materials, kitchen design, and creating final images for clients. I teach SketchUp is a series of small projects adding skills in each one. I start with a general overview using the basic skills, move on to a small cabin, and then create a condo from a floorplan. Since I’ve taught this class to hundreds of students, I know the questions that will arise and the problems you might have, and I’ve tried to proactively answer them in the course.

SketchUp is a design language that you and your customers can understand. With HGTV a permanent fixture in the mind and expectations of clients, you need to master a program that will help communicate and convince your clients of your design solutions.  If you’re searching for a job in the design field, you’ll find many positions that require you to have a familiarity with SketchUp.  SketchUp is an easy-to-learn and affordable software that still is a powerful design tool to utilize in investigating possible solutions to a design problem.

Intro: Hello and Setting up Your WorkSpace and a Quick SketchUp Tour

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Intro

Part 1:1. How SketchUp Works

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Part 1:1. How SketchUp Works

Part 1:2. Basic SketchUp Tools

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Part 1:2. Basic SketchUp Tools

Part 1:3. Rectangle Tool, Moving Around, and Inferences

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Part 1:3. Rectangle Tool, Moving Around, and Inferences

4. Push / Pull Tool, Selection Boxes, and the Move Tool

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4. Push / Pull Tool, Selection Boxes, and the Move Tool

Part 1:5. Copy Command, Grouping, Scaling

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Part 1:5. Copy Command, Grouping, Scaling

Part 1:6. Views Toolbar

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Part 1:6. Views Toolbar

Part 1:7. Drawing a Cabin from a Hand-drawn Plan

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Part 1:7. Drawing a Cabin from a Hand-drawn Plan

Part 1:8. Copying with Array

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Part 1:8. Copying with Array

Part 1:9. Arc Tool and Saving the Model

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Part 1:9. Arc Tool and Saving the Model

Part 1:10. 3D Warehouse and Placing Components

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Part 1:10. 3D Warehouse and Placing Components

Part 1:11. Rotate Tool

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Part 1:11. Rotate Tool

Part 1:12. Groups vs. Components

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Part 1:12. Groups vs. Components

Part 1:13. Paint Bucket Tool

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Part 1:13. Paint Bucket Tool

Part 1:14. Styles Toolbar

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Part 1:14. Styles Toolbar

Part 1:15. Adding a Door

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Part 1:15. Adding a Door

Part 1:16. Creating a Window

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Part 1:16. Creating a Window

Part 1:17. Adding a Roof

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Part 1:17. Adding a Roof

Part 2:1. Drawing from a Floorplan

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Part 2:1. Drawing from a Floorplan

Part 2:2 Adding Window and Door Openings

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Part 2:2 Adding Window and Door Openings

Part 2:3. Grouping Floors and Walls

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Part 2:3. Grouping Floors and Walls

Part 2:4. Creating a Ceiling

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Part 2:4. Creating a Ceiling

Part 2:5. Importing Textures

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Part 2:5. Importing Textures

Part 2:6. Dynamic Components

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Part 2:6. Dynamic Components

Part 2:7. More About Components

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Part 2:7. More About Components

Part 2:8. Furnishing the Room

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Part 2:8. Furnishing the Room

Part 2:9. Navigating Through the Model and Scenes

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Part 2:9. Navigating Through the Model and Scenes

Part 2:10. FollowMe Tool

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Part 2:10. FollowMe Tool

Part 2:11. Creating Crown Moulding

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Part 2:11. Creating Crown Moulding

Part 2:18. Making Dimensioned Plans

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Part 2:18. Making Dimensioned Plans

Part 2:19. Styles

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Part 2:19. Styles
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Part 2:16. Styles

Part 2:20. Shadows

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Part 2:20. Shadows

Part 2:21. Exporting 2D images, More Resources, and a Fond Farewell

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Part 2:18. Exporting 2D images and a Fond Farewell
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