SketchUp is a 3D modeling software for creating geometric 3D objects such as architectural models, scale models, interior design items, and functional parts. It’s a program that gives you the perfect mix of simplicity and quality: SketchUp is known for its user-friendly interface and short learning time. Upon completion of the exercises in this beginner’s guide to SketchUp, you will know the essential tips and tricks to create your own models in SketchUp. So let’s get started and learn the basics of this great 3D modeling software!
This tutorial will help you understand the basics of this powerful 3D modeling software. He will show you how to build a simple 3D object and how to use basic commands and tools in order to turn your ideas into the third dimension.
In this tutorial you will learn the very basics of SketchUp, including:
- How to prepare your workspace and get started.
- How to draw basic 2D shapes (lines, rectangles, circles, arcs).
- How to turn a 2D shape into a 3D object.
- How to move, push, pull, cut, rotate, scale, copy and delete objects.