Google SketchUp For Dummies
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- Considerably easier to use than other 3D software, Google SketchUp has found a niche in architecture, landscaping, real estate development, furniture building, and other design professions
- The fun and friendly approach assumes no previous 3D modeling experience and explains the basic concepts involved in 3D modeling
- Shows readers how to build a 3D model, print it, share it, export it to another professional design package, export it to Google Earth, and create a 3D animated tour
- Helps readers harness the power of Google SketchUp so that they can populate Google Earth with 3D buildings, monuments, and other sculptures
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with SketchUp.
Chapter 1: Meeting Google SketchUp.
Chapter 2: Establishing the Modeling Mind-set.
Chapter 3: Getting Off to a Running Start.
Part II: Modeling in SketchUp.
Chapter 4: Building Buildings.
Chapter 5: Keeping Your Model Organized.
Chapter 6: Going Beyond Buildings.
Chapter 7: Modeling with Photographs.
Part III: Viewing Your Model in Different Ways.
Chapter 8: Changing Your Model’s Appearance with Styles.
Chapter 9: Working with Light and Shadow.
Chapter 10: Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp.
Part IV: Sharing What You’ve Made.
Chapter 11: Working with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse.
Chapter 12: Printing Your Work.
Chapter 13: Exporting Images and Animations.
Chapter 14: Exporting to CAD, Illustration, and Other Modeling Software.
Chapter 15: Creating Presentation Documents with LayOut.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Work-arounds.
Chapter 17: Ten Plugins, Extensions, and Resources Worth Getting.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Discover Even More.