Learn the basics of SketchUp: navigating around the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures.
Learn how to start drawing, designing and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modelling tool-kit used for everything from interior design to architectural rendering to game design. In this BRD course we take learners through the basics of SketchUp: navigating around the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures. We demonstrate how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D and 3D formats.
This course can be successfully completed by anyone with a standard level of ICT knowledge and skills.
What is the target audience?
Anyone with an interest in learning SketchUp or technical drafting principles.
- - The SketchUp Interface
- - Manipulating Objects
- - Drawing in SketchUp
- - Measuring and Labelling
- - Staying Organised
- - Working with Components
- - Working with Materials
- - Materials on the Mac
- - Working with Textures
- - Rendering and Animation
- - Summary
Certificate of Completion presented to all learners who have completed our courses.
Thank you to everyone at BigRockDesigns for the really great course in SketchUp. Paul the trainer was able to customise the course to our exact requirements, every question was clearly answered. His knowledge was excellent. A trainer who uses the application in the real world makes all the difference.
Fiona Brennan Designs
Wonderful course in SketchUp. I attended the Belfast course in 2018 - I travelled from county Clare to attend. Course was well-structured and the trainer was very knowledgeable on the subject with loads of real-world exercises included in the course.
Its not essential, but we would recommend you have the application installed on your own computer and have played around with it.
As an application it is more simplistic than Revit, 3ds Max or Maya. But this does not prevent the user creating excellent artwork with the right direction. It would be the easiest 3D application to learn at a reasonable price.