Hands on Training Class for learning Google SketchUp
SketchUp Pro Training class overview GeniusDV's SketchUp training services make 3D modeling easy for anyone to learn. After attending a SketchUp training 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.
An architectural visualization is an incredible way to promote or demonstrate your product. Take your SketchUp model(s) to an entirely new level in our Lumion 3D course.
If you are unfamiliar with SketchUp Pro, check out the YouTube video from a user to see what's possible.
GeniusDV offers three methods for learning SketchUp Pro.
Recent Training Testimonial: "Hi John, I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my training last week with Katya. She is amazing! I've undergone a lot of different types of training during my 40-plus years of work-life - government, corporate, small business - and Katya is among the top three best trainers I've had the pleasure of working with. She's patient and encouraging and always made me feel I was up to the challenge (even when I wasn't so sure myself!). And she made it fun. This training was worth every penny. It's going to make a big difference in the product I'm able to offer my clients. Warmest regards, Liz - Elizabeth Rand (cool CAD)
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.
Licensed Landscape Architect's in FL may receive 16 CE Credits.
Katya Kean is a freelance professional SketchUp designer that specializes in designing hyper realistic models for Google Earth. She has taught classes in SketchUp for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineers, Architectural firms, Major Dept Stores, City planners, educational facilities, and technology companies.
Matt Donley is the founder of MasterSketchUp.com, a popular online resource for learning SketchUp. He is also the author of the book SketchUp to LayOut. Matt uses his experience in the construction industry to help him connect with other construction professionals who are interested in learning SketchUp and LayOut.
Helen Ammon is a visual storyteller and specializes in designing scenic environments. Based out of NYC, her previous credits include design work for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, prop design for Walt Disney Imagineering, and set design for numerous NYC theatrical performances. She has also worked on unique projects ranging anywhere from The Bronx Zoo to a Circus in Times Square.
Starting a project
Setting up a project preferences
Geographically locate your project
Creating a template
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
Using tape measure
Scale and precision
Views - Standard and their uses
Camera tools - field of view, creating cameras, position camera
Making/saving and editing scenes
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
Developing your project
Using Google 3D Warehouse
Using Google Earth
Making new materials
Adjusting material mapping on faces
Mapping materials to curved surfaces
Exporting 2D graphics
Modeling organic objects
Using the Sandbox tools
Using Google Warehouse
Using Google Earth
Smoothing of faces using both soften smooth edges and the eraser tool