Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-04
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Available for free on the Web, Google SketchUp brings 3-D modelling to a growing user base. Google SketchUp lets you create 3-D models of everything from new toys to your dream house. You can even share your designs with other users and place them in Google Earth. The online help is detailed, but hard to pick through, especially if you don't know what you're looking for. This "Missing Manual" shows you not just how to use the program's tools, but also how to apply them in real-world situations like presentations and Web sites. The book starts with an introduction to 3-D modelling, and moves on to power-user techniques like matching photographs and animating your models.

Author Biography

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits
Basic SketchUp Skills
Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model
Starting Off in Two Dimensions
Drawing in Three Dimensions
Building a House
Drawing a Basic House
Working Smarter with Groups and Components
Changing Styles and Applying Materials
Organizing with Outliner and Layers
Advanced Construction Techniques
Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me
Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components
Matching Your Photos in SketchUp
Adding Realism and Movement
Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth
Saving Views and Animating with Scenes
Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects
Importing, Exporting, and Printing
Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components
Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro)
Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro)
Installing SketchUp and Getting Help
SketchUp Menu by Menu
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