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Turn your imagination loose on architectural and interior design with SketchUp. Go beyond a basic knowledge of SketchUp with expert instructors, try your hand at a few projects, and explore rendering and visualization.
Develop the knowledge you need to build your SketchUp expertise.
Create projects using your SketchUp skills.
Discover techniques for rendering and visualizing your designs.
Get started with SketchUp. Learn about the essential tools offered in the 2019 version of this powerful software, and explore techniques for modeling and organization.
2h 20m • COURSE
SketchUp for Architecture with Paul J. Smith
Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp for architecture, from creating a site plan to adding the walls, doors, windows, floors, and details that make a house a home.
5h 36m • COURSE
SketchUp for Interior Design with Ed Cotey
Find out how to use SketchUp to visualize an interior design project quickly.
2h 16m • COURSE
SketchUp Pro: Modeling a Lamp with Paul J. Smith
Learn how to create a detailed model of a house lamp in SketchUp Pro—and add new organizational and design techniques to your 3D modeling toolbox along the way.
3h 21m • COURSE
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Components with Scott Onstott
Learn how to use and create dynamic components in SketchUp Pro: from fences that automatically add pickets as you scale to cabinets with animated drawers.
3h 13m • COURSE
SketchUp: Rendering with V-Ray 3 with Brian Bradley
Learn about tools and features in the rendering solution V-Ray for SketchUp. Discover how to navigate the interface, add illumination to scenes, and work with the V-Ray camera.
4h 56m • COURSE
SketchUp: Rendering Using Twilight with Scott Onstott
Learn how to work with Twilight and Sketchup to prepare and optimize 3D models, materials, lighting, and environments for photo-realistic rendering, post-processing, and animation.
2h 29m • COURSE
You'll learn SketchUp skills with these experts
Tammy Cody is an interior designer and instructor specializing in design documentation and 3D visualization.She runs SketchUp for Interior Designers, where she helps other designers learn SketchUp specific to the interior design workflow. She teaches online and at live trainings throughout the country. Tammy is also the owner of Cody Design Studio, her interior design practice in San Luis Obispo, California. Tammy enjoys just about everything outdoors from 14,000 feet to sea level.
Paul Smith worked in the design arena for over 25 years before taking up a post as a lecturer in the UK.
He has worked on projects in sectors such as retail, music studio design, education, and domestic and commercial design. Always passionate about design and design detailing, he has been a user and fan of SketchUp since version 4. Paul loves teaching architecture and engineering students about the design process and is always encouraged by the enthusiasm students have when using SketchUp to realize their designs. He also teaches courses in SketchUp and Revit to local businesses through the university. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, skiing, cycling, and hill walking.
Ed Cotey is a commercial interior designer, construction project manager, CAD consultant, and professor.
Ed's company, AutoSpec Corporation, provides development work, training, and technical CAD consulting to manufacturers. It also offers architectural, project management, and interior design services. Ed is an Autodesk Certified Instructor at Harper College Autodesk Training Center and teaches courses on interior design, AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. He has taught hundreds of architects, engineers, and interior design students. See some of Ed's work at his company website, www.autospeccorp.com.
Scott Onstott is a trainer specializing in the CAD, BIM, 3D, and real-time software used in the AEC industry.Scott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer who has been teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software since 1999. He provides both online and international on-site training. He is the author of more than a dozen technical books, has taught over a thousand students face-to-face, and has spoken in various public venues on AutoCAD, 3ds Max, SketchUp, and Photoshop. Scott lives in British Columbia with his family. Visit his websites at http://grok.academy and http://www.scottonstott.com.
Brian Bradley is a self-taught 3D artist and business owner.
Brian started experimenting with creative software and 3D applications around the end of 1993, wondering whether or not he could make a living working with such cool tools! By 1998 he had started his own multimedia business, working on projects ranging from flying logos to graphic design for clothing and vehicles to entire product and architectural visualization projects.
While learning the tools of his trade, Brian developed a keen awareness of the need for well-explained, high-quality training that could make software tools accessible and open to anyone who wanted to learn them. In 2007 he turned the attention of his family business toward the full-time teaching of the graphic design and production tools he loves to others.