Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques shows professional users of Google's popular 3D modeling software how to create compelling 3D graphics.Author George Maestri focuses on the features available in Pro that make SketchUp a valuable design tool. He demonstrates the new Dynamic Components and shows how using them can add interactivity to a model. He teaches how to create custom Dynamic Components from models, which is a feature unique to Pro. He also explores SketchUp Pro's companion application, LayOut, a presentation tool that retains the editability of models even when they're embedded in documents.Last but not least,George shows how to export and import objects to and from other programs, such as AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Exercise files accompany this course.

What You Study :


1. Working with Dynamic Components
The Component Options window
Using the Interact tool
Using metadata in the Component Options window
New Scrubber Controls
2. Creating Dynamic Components
Using the Component Attributes window
Exposing component attributes
Creating a drop-down list
Creating dynamic materials
Creating a dynamic picket fence
Creating a dynamic picket fence: Assembling the components
Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making pickets multiply
Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making fence posts multiply
Creating a dynamic picket fence: Customizing attributes
Adding interactivity: Motion
Adding interactivity: Rotation
Adding interactivity: Changing colors

3. LayOut 2.0
The LayOut interface
Drawing lines and arcs
Drawing rectangles
Drawing circles and polygons
Modifying line styles and color
Working with text
Inserting SketchUp models
Manipulating SketchUp models
Working with dimensions
Arranging and grouping objects
Creating scrapbooks
Creating presentations
Exporting and printing
4. Creating Styles with Style Builder
The Style Builder interface
Working with strokes

5. Importing and Exporting
Importing objects from AutoCAD
Importing other 3D objects
Exporting objects
Exporting objects for rendering