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SketchUp Training class overview

GeniusDV's SketchUp training class makes 3D modeling easy for anyone to learn.  After attending our SketchUp class you'll be able to use the software to work under real-world time constraints.  From broadcasters to architects and engineers, virtually every industry uses SketchUp to model and animate 3D objects and environments.

Show what a new building would look like on a real map.  Recreate and fly through the scene of an accident.  Visualize your set before you build it-complete with simulated weather conditions for the day of your shoot.  And get a head start with Google's 3D Warehouse, which is full of pre-built models of famous buildings and common objects.

Our two-day SketchUp training covers the entire authorized curriculum, from how to open the software to the most advanced techniques.  By the end of our course, you'll be able to create, animate, and display 3D environments at a sophisticated level.

Do you have a group of individuals that needs to be trained?  Then check out our flat fee 'on-site' SketchUp training options.

This class is part of GeniusDV's 2 day SketchUp Training course. *If you do not see our course schedule below, it's probably being blocked by a firewall. Please call 866-566-1881 for course schedule.

SketchUp 2-Day Training Class
Enrollment Fee: $795.00 (9am - 5pm each day)

Date(s)
Name of Student Enrolling


Benefits include

  • Hands-on training from Steve Gross
  • Certified courseware
  • Ongoing support
  • Framed certificate
  • Licensed Landscape Architect's in FL may receive 16 CE Credits.
Instructor

Steve Gross is a Trimble Certified Trainer and SketchUp beta tester.  Steve uses SketchUp on most of his major projects, including the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park and the new Transformers theme park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Schedule

We offer our SketchUp course approximately every month at our Orlando classroom, and we can also teach you at your own office.  Book a seat in our regularly-scheduled Orlando classes, or call (866)566-1881 for details about on-site training.

Here's a quick example of what's possible in SketchUp.

Day 1:

  • Starting a project
  • Setting up a project preferences
  • Geographically locate your project 
  • Creating a template
  • Modeling
  • Construction
  • Navigation
  • Organization


Modeling

  • Using lines, circles, polygons, arcs and surfaces to create 3D shapes
  • Understanding edges and faces and how to avoid common mistakes
  • Scale and precision
  • Push -Pull, move and follow-Me tool
  • Constraining object movement


Construction

  • Using tape measure
  • Dimensions
  • Protractor
  • Text
  • Scale and precision
  • Using axes


Navigation

  • Zoom
  • Pan
  • Views - Standard and their uses
  • Camera tools - field of view, creating cameras, position camera
  • Making/saving and editing scenes


Organization

  • Layers - what they do and how to use them
  • Making groups and components - what they do and how to use them
  • Scenes - creating, modifying and updating
  • Outliner

Day 2:

  • Developing your project
  • Advanced modeling 
  • Adding materials
  • Rendering
  • Creating animations
  • Using Google 3D Warehouse
  • Using Google Earth


Texturing

  • Applying materials
  • Making new materials
  • Adjusting material mapping on faces
  • Mapping materials to curved surfaces
  • Editing material


Rendering

  • Applying Styles
  • Editing styles
  • Creating styles 
  • Exporting 2D graphics 

Advanced Modeling

  • Modeling organic objects
  • Intersecting models
  • Using Sections
  • Using the Sandbox tools
  • 3D Text
  • Plug-in tools
  • Using Google Warehouse
  • Using Google Earth
  • Smoothing of faces using both soften smooth edges and the eraser tool
  • Photo match models
  • Using AutoCAD files
  • Exporting models to Photoshop CS4

Animations

  • Making animations from scenes 
  • Scenes - Transitions and delays
  • Export settings - frame sizes
  • Frame rates

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SketchUp's original tag line was "3D for everyone". This is the first class for everyone to take to learn SketchUp.

This course is designed as is with all the SketchUp classes, designed in conjunction with the official Google SketchUp learning platform to provide a fast understanding and a working knowledge of SketchUp. How it works. How to use it. What you can do with it. SketchUp is a user friendly 3D, graphic, design and animation software package that can do almost anything an architect or designer needs.

This class is part of GeniusDV's 2 Day SketchUp Training Course. *If you do not see our course schedule below, it may blocked by your companies firewall.  Please call 866-566-1881 for our course schedule.

SketchUp 2-Day Training Class
Enrollment Fee: $795.00 (9am - 5pm each day)
Date(s)
Name of Student Enrolling



Prerequisite for this class:
A desire to learn and an understanding of how to navigate in a typical computer program.

Students who enroll in this course will be eligible to receive 3 Continuing Education Learning Units (AIA - The American Institute of Architects), (ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects)

About the Course:
Visualizing spaces in three dimensions is critical to the success of the design of architectural spaces. The interplay of light, color, space, and form make exciting spaces function successfully. Traditional methods for exploring these issues are very labor intensive. Use of computer software has enabled quicker (and sometimes more accurate) study models to be generated, explored, and iterated more times in the design time available to you.

SketchUp enables you to draw using a familiar pencil and paper paradigm in a software context. The Mastering 3D Using SketchUp: Essentials One Training course provides students with an excellent choice for beginning to learn to use SketchUp. This course is intended for students with little or no 3-dimensional drawing or SketchUp experience, but who want to start to create 3-dimensional models using SketchUp.



To be successful in this course, you should already be able to:
•  Define fundamental geometric terms including: polygon, parallel, perpendicular, axes, arc, and array.
•  Define 3-dimensional drawing terms including: rendering, field of view, and point of view.
•  Demonstrate mouse skills including: double-click, single-click, drag, and right-click (context-click).

* You will need a basic 3-button scroll wheel mouse to use SketchUp efficiently.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Create 2-dimensional (2D) geometry in a 3-dimensional (3D) environment
• Create surfaces from lines
• Create surfaces from circles
• Generate surfaces from polygons
• Generate surfaces from arcs
• Demonstrate stickiness of geometry
• Create 3-dimensional geometry
• View a model in 3D
• Create surfaces from lines in 3D
• Demonstrate stickiness of geometry in 3D
• Create geometry with the Push/Pull Tool
• Move entities to manipulate geometry
• Maintain coplanar geometry
• Connect and generate forms
• Lock inferences
• Generate forms quickly
• Restore/Heal a surface
• Create a model, step-by-step
• Mirror a model
• Create an array
• Apply materials
• Create 3D Text
• Import (download) models from the Google 3D Warehouse
• Alter a model using Styles
• Import site information (imagery and topography) from Google Earth
• Position and export models to Google Earth

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This course is a continuation of Essentials One where you will apply what you learned in Essentials One.   You will learn how to efficiently build and organize your project with the use of groups, components, layers. You'll also learn how to build geometry in the most effective way. SketchUp is a fun program but if done wrong, it can be a very frustrating experience .

This course will show you what to do and what not to do so that you can easily create more and more complex projects while avoiding simple mistakes and at the same time increasing your design speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

Prerequisite for this class: It is highly recommended that students take the Essentials One course prior to enrollment in the Essentials Two course.

This class is part of GeniusDV's 2 day SketchUp Training course. *If you do not see our course schedule below, it's probably being blocked by a firewall. Please call 866-566-1881 for course schedule.

SketchUp 2-Day Training Class
Enrollment Fee: $795.00 (9am - 5pm each day)

Date(s)
Name of Student Enrolling



To be successful in this course, you should already be able to:
• Define fundamental geometrical terms including: polygon, parallel, perpendicular, axes, arc, and array.
• Define 3-dimensional drawing terms including: rendering, field of view, and point of view.
• Demonstrate mouse skills including: double-click, single-click, drag, and right-click (context-click).
• Demonstrate proficient use of the Line (pencil), Move, Erase, Orbit, Zoom, and Select Tools in SketchUp.

* You will need a basic 3-button scroll wheel mouse to use SketchUp efficiently.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Understand and leverage stickiness in the model
• Use Groups and Components to isolate geometry
• Know the difference between a Group and a Component
• Create a Component
• Demonstrate Component inferencing behavior and how to edit a Component
• Work with Component nesting, scaling, reloading, and use of the Components Browser
• Browse for and download Components from the Google 3D Warehouse
• Utilize Dynamic Components; use Component Options and Scale Tool to change behavior
• Combine Components to create a model in Google Earth
• Locate a site in Google Earth
• Import that site into SketchUp
• Insert a Component from a file
• Model from a photograph
• Match Photo
• Texture Tweaker
• Create materials and use the Materials Browser
• Use the Follow Me Tool
• Work with SketchUp Styles
• Apply
• Edit
• Mix
• Create a basic presentation with LayOut

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This course is designed for advanced SketchUp users who are already very familiar with most or all of Sketchup's basic commands. This class introduces the student to advanced modeling techniques, advanced tool techniques and advanced project management. In this class you will learn how and when to use styles, how to create your own Styles, the use of scenes for project views or to be used as keyframes for animations, create sun studies with precise geographic location, how and when to use shadows texture mapping, Using LayOut for advanced project presentation techniques and combining everything together with Google Earth. Everything you need to know to efficiently design and present your project - anyway you want.

Overview:
SketchUp is a powerful tool for communicating 3D design concepts in professional workflows. The advanced topics course is designed for experienced SketchUp users who want to investigate advanced topic areas including working with CAD, creating curved surfaces and employing advanced presentation techniques for SketchUp models. Detailed instruction in the use of Google LayOut for print presentations is provided. SketchUp's strength is its ability to integrate with other systems. Participants will be given a thorough review of the entire design environment.

This class is part of GeniusDV's 2 day SketchUp Training course. *If you do not see our course schedule below, it's probably being blocked by a firewall. Please call 866-566-1881 for course schedule.

SketchUp 2-Day Training Class
Enrollment Fee: $795.00 (9am - 5pm each day)

Date(s)
Name of Student Enrolling



Prerequisite for this class:
Due to the complexity of the information that is covered in SketchUp Advanced Skills - Please review the course descriptions for Essentials One and Essentials Two courses prior to enrolling in the Advanced Skills course. Essentials One and Two are not necessary prior to enrollment in SketchUp advanced Skills course but due to the complexity of information in the advanced class it is highly recommended to be very comfortable with SketchUp before taking this class.

Prior Skills:
To be successful in this course, you should already be able to:
• Define create basic geometric forms, including polygons, arcs and use more advanced features such as the FOLLOWME tool and TEXTURE TWEAKER.
• Use Groups and Components to isolate geometry, know the difference between a group and a component and understand component inferencing behavior and how to edit a component.
• Create materials and use the materials browser and libraries.
• Understand how to apply SketchUp Styles.
• Users should also have basic familiarity with use of LayOut for creating presentations.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Photomatch from multiple images and integrate a model into a site photograph
• Create and manipulate Curved Forms
• Import and Export CAD
• Understand and employ Ruby Scripts
• Effectively create a massing interior and exterior model from a CAD file.
• Efficiently organize groups, components, and layers to increase model performance
• Leverage Advanced Presentation Techniques
• Understand the uses of the Section Tool
• Apply Styles to showcase and present models in unique ways
• Make compelling presentations with Google LayOut from Scenes and Styles created in SketchUp

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