SketchUp: Rendering with V-Ray 3
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp features interactive rendering technology that allows users to see results immediately upon changes to the model. In this course, Brian Bradley both introduces and helps to solidly ground you in your ability to use the tools and features found in the powerful V-Ray for SketchUp rendering solution. After he familiarizes you with the V-Ray interface, Brian demonstrates how to add illumination to your scenes using the program’s versatile lighting tools. He shows how to work with different light types for adding both artificial light and natural-looking daylight. In addition, he covers the V-Ray camera, materials, map types, render elements, FX tools, and more.
- Gamma handling in V-Ray 3 for SketchUp
- Working with interactive rendering
- V-Ray light types
- Working with irradiance mapping
- Rendering animations
- Working with the V-Ray camera
- Using the Materials UI
- V-Ray FX tools
- Stereoscopic 3D rendering
- Using V-Ray objects
SketchUp: Concept Drawings with Photoshop
Learn how to transform 3D models into presentation-worthy concept drawings by adding Photoshop to your SketchUp workflow. The course shows how to export SketchUp layers for Photoshop, and switch to this powerful image editor to enhance shadows, line quality, color, texture, and depth. Instructor George Maestri also shows how to add water effects and foliage, and finalize the drawing. By the end of the course, you'll have a valuable technique you can use to create concept drawings for architecture or any other CAD work.
SketchUp: Modeling Exteriors from Photos
This course takes you step-by-step through how to use SketchUp to create a texture-mapped 3D model of building exteriors using photos. Learn how to leverage photo-matching features to enhance and evolve a model from several vantage points. Scott Onstott demonstrates how to rough in building volumes and roof slopes, handle complex roof scenarios, adjust the model to match perspectives, work with textures, use a library of materials and more.
- Roughing in building volumes
- Using multiple photos for mapping
- Matching the perspective in the photos
- Roughing in a roof slope
- Modeling and extruding roofs
- Intersecting objects
- Constructing complex roofs
- Hiding edges
- Working with materials and textures
- Using fixed and movable pins
- Accessing the SketchUp material library
- Completing texture mapping
SketchUp: Modeling Interiors from Photos
Not sure which furniture will mesh with your design? With SketchUp, a 3D modeling program, you can take your architectural and material design ideas from your head to your screen. In this course, instructor Scott Onstott shows you how to use the Pro version of SketchUp to explore possible design scenarios using photos and 3D models. Scott explains how to match SketchUp's coordinate system to the perspective implied in multiple photographs, allowing you to use photos to create 3D models. He demonstrates how to model objects like fireplaces, windows, doors, and walls from photo models, alter photo textures in SketchUp and retouch them in Photoshop, and model new textured objects. He also illustrates how to use a combination of layers, scenes, and materials to explore alternative designs.
- Matching photos to spatial coordinates
- Modeling 3D objects from photos
- Altering photo textures
- Modeling new objects
- Exploring different design scenarios
SketchUp Pro: Kitchen Design
Have you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Design the kitchen of your dreams with SketchUp. This course teaches you how to design a new kitchen that fits your existing space using this easy-to-use 3D drawing program. Scott Onstott shows how to model and digitally demolish your current kitchen to make room for the new design, and start adding new cabinets, counters, appliances, fixtures, and lighting, as well as modern, must-have features such as a standalone island. Plus, learn how to create an animated walkthrough with first-person navigation and animation. Along the way, you can learn how to work with SketchUp layers, groups, components, styles, scenes, and ready-made models from the 3D Warehouse.
- Importing a 2D sketch of your kitchen
- Modeling the current kitchen
- Designing the new kitchen
- Altering walls
- Building an island
- Adding counters and cabinets
- Inserting appliances and fixtures
- Designing materials
- Adding lighting
- Adding navigation and animation
SketchUp: Tips & Tricks
Discover how to use SketchUp more effectively. In this weekly course, George Maestri covers a wide variety of topics and shares tips that can help you use this powerful application to efficiently and quickly create detailed 3D models. Tune in and start boosting your SketchUp skills.