SketchUp 2014 for DummiesBook - 2014
SketchUp 2014 For Dummies is a user-friendly guideto creating 3D models, adding textures, creating animatedwalkthroughs, and more, using one of the most popular 3D modelingprograms on the market. Fully updated to align with the release ofSketchUp, the book guides you through the interface, tools,techniques, and tricks in SketchUp and SketchUp Pro, on bothWindows and Mac platforms. Written for designers with no prior 3Dmodeling experience, the book provides beginner- tointermediate-level instruction in this powerful program.
With a strong emphasis on usability rather than features,SketchUp has found widespread success around the world. Availableas a free download, the program allows you to get comfortable anddevelop your skills before investing in the Pro version'sadditional features. SketchUp 2014 For Dummies getsyou up to speed fast, beginning with an overview of the basicconcepts of 3D modeling before getting down to business with thesoftware. Organized for easy navigation, the book can also serve asa handy desk reference for more experienced designers gettingacquainted with the latest update. Topics include:Using SketchUp 2014 to create 3D models Printing on a plotter or 3D printer Sharing designs via SketchUp 3D Warehouse Exporting to another design package
The book also walks you through the creation of a detailed setof plans, and demonstrates how to give virtual "tours" of yourdesign. A 16-page color insert illustrates the possibilities, andmay just trigger your inspiration. Whether you're a designer,architect, engineer, or hobbyist, SketchUp 2014 For Dummies gets you started quickly.