Google sketchup 7 for dummies [electronic resource] / Aidan Chopra.

Chopra, Aidan.
1st edition
Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley Pub., Inc., c2009.
--For dummies.
--For dummies
1 online resource (461 p.)
Three-dimensional imaging.
Computer-aided design.
Electronic books.
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Google SketchUp is the exciting free software package that makes 3D available to everybody. Whether you need to build 3D models for work, or you've just always wanted to explore 3D modeling, Google SketchUp was made for you. Still, it does take a bit of understanding to get started, so turn to Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies. In classic For Dummies tradition, Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right away. You'll learn to:Set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your fir
Google SketchUp® 7 For Dummies®; About the Author; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I Getting Started with SketchUp; Chapter 1 Meeting Google SketchUp; Things You Ought to Know Right Away; Where SketchUp Fits in Google's World; Comparing SketchUp to Other 3D Modeling Programs; What You Should (and Shouldn't) Expect SketchUp to Do; Taking the Ten-Minute SketchUp Tour; Chapter 2 Establishing the Modeling Mind-Set; It's All about Edges and Faces; Drawing in 3D on a 2D Screen; Warming Up Your SketchUp Muscles
Selecting What You Mean to SelectChapter 3 Getting Off to a Running Start; Setting Things Up; Making a Quick Model; Slapping on Some Paint; Giving Your Model Some Style; Switching on the Sun; Sharing Your Masterpiece; Part II Modeling in SketchUp; Chapter 4 Building Buildings; Drawing Floors and Walls; Staring Down Stairs; Raising the Roof; Chapter 5 Falling in Love with Components; Grouping Things Together; Working with Components; Taking Advantage of Components to Build Better Models; Discovering Dynamic Components; Chapter 6 Going Beyond Buildings; Extruding with Purpose: Follow Me
Modeling with the Scale toolDigging Around in the Sandbox; Chapter 7 Keeping Your Model Organized; Taking Stock of Your Organization Options; Seeing the Big Picture: The Outliner; Discovering the Ins and Outs of Layers; Putting It All Together; Chapter 8 Modeling with Photographs; Painting Faces with Photos; Modeling Directly from a Photo: Introducing Photo-Matching; Part III Viewing Your Model in Different Ways; Chapter 9 Working with Styles and Shadows; Changing Your Model's Appearance with Styles; Working with Shadows; Chapter 10 Presenting Your Model Inside SketchUp
Exploring Your Creation on FootTaking the Scenic Route; Mastering the Sectional Approach; Part IV Sharing What You've Made; Chapter 11 Working with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse; Getting the Big (3D) Picture; Taking the Ten-Minute Tour of Google Earth; Building Models for Google Earth; Becoming a SketchUp All-Star with the 3D Warehouse; Chapter 12 Printing Your Work; Printing from a Windows Computer; Printing from a Mac; Printing to a Particular Scale; Chapter 13 Exporting Images and Animations; Exporting 2D Images of Your Model; Making Movies with Animation Export
Chapter 14 Creating Presentation Documents with LayOutGetting Your Bearings; Getting Set Up; Simplifying Layout with Layers; Bringing in Everything You Need; Presentation-Perfect Images; Living Life after LayOut; Part V The Part of Tens; Chapter 15 Ten SketchUp Traps and Their Workarounds; SketchUp Won't Create a Face Where I Want It To; My Faces Are Two Different Colors; Edges on a Face Won't Sink In; SketchUp Crashed and I Lost My Model; SketchUp Is Sooooo Slooooooooow; I Can't Get a Good View of the Inside of My Model; A Face Flashes When I Orbit; I Can't Move My Component the Way I Want
Bad Stuff Happens Every Time I Use the Eraser
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