Download Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover PDF

By Chris Grover

So that you can discover ways to create three-D types utilizing Google SketchUp, this lacking handbook is the proper position to begin. choked with step by step tutorials, this interesting, reader-friendly advisor may have you growing unique three-D items, together with construction plans, furnishings, landscaping plans--even characters for laptop games--in no time.

Google SketchUp: The lacking Manual bargains a hands-on journey of this system, with crystal-clear directions for utilizing each characteristic and plenty of real-world examples that will help you decide up the sensible talents you wish. discover ways to use the fundamental instruments, construct and animate types, and position your items in Google Earth. With this booklet, you are going to:

* research your means round the SketchUp workspace, and discover the diversities among operating in 2-D and 3-D
* construct easy 3-D shapes, shop them as reusable elements, and use SketchUp's Outliner to teach or cover them as you work
* take on a classy version development with plenty of element, and observe timesaving instruments for utilizing many components
* Animate the version by means of developing an inside walkthrough of your building
* gown up your version with reasonable fabric shading and shadows, and position it in Google Earth

It's effortless to start. simply obtain this system from, and stick to the directions during this booklet. You'll develop into a SketchUp grasp in a jiffy.

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Chapter Chapter 1 1 Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model At first glance SketchUp doesn’t look much different from other programs you use to work with photographs, drawings, or even words. You have menus, toolbars, and a large work area. The difference, of course, is that SketchUp’s work area is a window into a three-dimensional world where you can build just about anything. It can be as big as the Empire State building or as small as an iPod. By using SketchUp you can design your new beach house inside and out, and build all the furniture for each room.

So if you click an edge and then use the Move (M) tool, you change the shape of your object because you’re moving a single edge. The faces adjacent to the edge you’re moving change shape, and your object shrinks or grows accordingly. Go ahead and try it on your board now—you know you can’t wait. Use Esc or Ctrl+Z (c-Z) to undo any weirdness and to return your 2 × 12 × 72-inch seat to its former shape. • Double-clicking a face selects the face and all adjacent edges. • Double-clicking an edge selects the edge and the faces that it bisects.

Fortunately, SketchUp asks whether you want to save the current document before closing it. Windows also closes the current document if you try to start a second SketchUp document from a file. You can work around SketchUp’s single-minded behavior—start up two copies of the SketchUp program. For example, in Vista, while you have a SketchUp document open, press the Windows key. Your cursor is automatically placed in the Start Search box as shown in Figure 1-8. Type SketchUp and you see a list of SketchUp-related files.

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