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Introduction to Google SketchUp



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The 2nd edition of Chopra's Google SketchUp provides key pedagogical elements, which help prepare readers for the workforce. The content provides real-world and applied material including better PowerPoint presentations and how-to animations. Additional features include updated content to reflect software upgrades and market use; new pedagogy elements and interior design; and more robust resources that will are appropriate for different users of Google Sketch. The book also addresses the similarities between the adapted title, Google SketchUp 8 for Dummies, and Google SketchUp 2. This includes a title that contains the core content and basic software how-to from For Dummies; revised TOC to reflect the course; and new material developed/written by writer and academic advisors/reviewers. This edition goes beyond the basic software use to teach on portions of SketchUp.

Table of Contents

1. Meeting Google SketchUp: A Brief Overview 1

2. Establishing the Modeling Mindset: Model Basics 19

3. Building Simple Models: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Model of a Doghouse 61

4. Modeling Buildings: From Drafting a Floor Plan to Adding a Roof 81

5. Keeping Your Model’s Appearance: Working with Components 135

6. Creating Everyday Objects: Tools, Techniques, and Tips 175

7. Keeping Your Model Organized: Using the Outliner and Layers 229

8. Modeling with Photographs: Using Photo Match to Build Models 247

9. Changing Your Model’s Appearance: Applying Styles and Shadows 285

10. Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp: Showing Off Your Model 325

11. Working with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse: Tying Together All of Google’s 3D Software 359

12. Printing Your Work: With a Windows PC and a Mac 389

13. Exporting Images and Animations: Making Image Files and Movies 409

14. Exporting to CAD, Illustration, and Other Modeling Software: Using SketchUp Pro 433

15. Creating Presentation Documents with LayOut: Presenting 3D SketchUp Pro Models on Paper and on Screen: Working with Templates and Scrapbooks 461

16. Troubleshooting and Using Additional Resources: Fixing Problems and Enhancing Your Model 517

Glossary 537

Index 543

Bonus Chapter. Building Your Own Dynamic Components

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