Saturday, January 30, 2010

LAD202/ 3D modelling with SketchUp/ session 1

The following features are explored in session 1:
  • Interface of SketchUp (Check instruction videos here & here )
  • Concept of 3D modelling & Introducing navigation tools: Zoom, Orbit and Pan (Check instruction video here )
  • Introducing drawing tools: lines, surfaces, circles, rectangles, arcs, and polygons. (Check video here )
  • Introducing modifying tools: Push/Pull, Move, Copy, Arrays, Rotate. Make use of the inference features. (check video here & here )
  • Use the Component and Group functions. (Check video here )
  • Using Template. (Check video here )
Before you start working with SketchUp,  download the Quick reference card from here and make a print of it.
If you wonder about the differences between the SketchUp Free and SketchUp Pro. Here you could find more.

Exercise 1 (Park bench) is available from here


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