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Sketchup – Introduction

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Learn how to start drawing, designing, and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modelling tool-kit used for everything from architectural rendering to game design. In this Bigrockdesigns course, we will take learners through the basics of SketchUp: navigating around the interface,
manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures.

We will demonstrate how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D, 3D formats and more

The SketchUp Interface

  • Interface basics
  • Navigating in SketchUp
  • Walking around in SketchUp
  • Creating camera views
  • Shading faces and edges
  • Creating shadows and fog
  • Using scenes to create multiple views
  • Configuring toolbars
  • Configuring toolbars for the Mac

Manipulating Objects with Sketechup Traning

  • Selecting and moving objects
  • Scaling and rotating objects
  • Manipulating faces and edges
  • Advanced selection tools

Drawing in SketchUp

  • Line tool fundamentals
  • Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
  • Eraser tools
  • Using the Rectangle tool
  • Creating rotated rectangles
  • Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
  • Using the Offset tool to create outlines
  • Drawing curved and freehand shapes
  • Creating circles and polygons
  • Softening and smoothing edges
  • Using the Follow Me tool & Creating 3D text

Measuring and Labelling

  • Using the Tape Measure to create guidelines
  • Using the Protractor tool
  • Creating sections
  • Creating labels
  • Dimensioning

Staying Organized with Sketchup Training

  • Grouping objects
  • Working with layers
  • Using the Outliner and Entity Info
  • Working with Components
  • The Component window
  • Creating components
  • Using the 3D Warehouse
  • Using the Component Options window
  • Using the Interact tool

Working with Materials

  • Applying materials
  • Editing materials
  • ̥Creating materials

Materials on the Mac

  • Applying materials on a Mac
  • Editing materials on a Mac
  • Creating materials on a Mac

Working with Textures -Sketchup Training

  • Mapping textures interactively
  • Mapping curved objects
  • Projecting maps on curved objects
  • Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
  • Drawing a structure from a floor plan

Rendering and Animation

  • Applying styles
  • Creating styles
  • Exporting in 2D and 3D

Duration:       1 Day (Wednesday, Autumn DATE TBD – 9.30am to 5pm)

Venue:           New Horizons, Strand Street Great, Dublin

Cost:            €140 per participant

To book your place contact Maureen@dppskillnet.ie.


September 25
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Design, Print & Packing Skillnets


New Horizons
22 – 24 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
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