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Google Sketchup Training Class


This course just takes you further down the rabbit hole is intended to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the process and benefits of expanding and exploring the interoperability of SketchUp with the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth.  SketchUp is a great design program and used in conjunction with the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth.  You can quickly design and efficiently locate your project geographically on the Google Earth for accurate sun studies, context studies, fast massing studies, city planning or whatever geographic or demographic information that can be incorporated into your design.

If you are unfamiliar with SketchUp Pro and/or Layout check out the YouTube video to see what's possible.

This class is part of GeniusDV's 2 day SketchUp Training course.

Prerequisite for this class:
Due to the complexity of the information that is covered in the SketchUp for Geomodeling course. Please review the course descriptions for Essentials One and Essentials Two,
SketchUp Advanced Skills, and Advanced Landscape courses prior to enrolling in the SketchUp for Geomodeling course.  These classes  are not necessary prior to enrollment in SketchUp for Geomodeling course but due to the complexity of information in this advanced class it is highly recommended to very comfortable with SketchUp, the 3D Warehouse and have an understanding of Google Earth before taking this class.

To be successful in this course, you should already be able to:
• Define fundamental geometric terms including: polygon, parallel, perpendicular, axes, and arc.
• 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.

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)

Course Objectives
This course will help participants understand fundamental principals of
SketchUp as a 3D modeling software. Participants will learn how to create
3D objects quickly with basic and intermediate tools, as well as how to control
model precision. Participants will learn to use image texturing to depict details
of a model to reduce work and file size, as well as altering images in other
applications for more efficient texture rendering. Participants will learn the
process of tagging geo-referenced information to a 3D model using SketchUp.
This course will also provide participants the techniques they need to review
and improve their 3D model quality and complexity for better final geomodeling

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Create 2-dimensional (2D) geometry in a 3-dimensional (3D) environment
• Create and manipulate surfaces from lines, circles, polygons, arcs, etc.
• Create and manipulate surfaces in 3D
• View and navigate your model in 3D
• Understand and leverage stickiness in the model
• Maintain coplanar geometry and use/lock inferences
• Use the Push/Pull Tool, and Follow Me Tool
• Generate forms quickly and apply materials
• Create and use Groups and Components
• Understand the difference between a Group and a Component
• Edit Groups and Components
• Utilize photographs in your model
• Manipulate images/textures with Texture Tweaker
• Create materials and use the Materials Browser
• Align building to terrain data
• Upload your model to the Google 3D Warehouse
• Import site information (imagery and topography) from Google Earth
• Position and export models to Google Earth