|About the Book|
This is my first volume of a whole series of e-books I will publish on SketchUp by Google, adding an English edition to SketchUp Sketchbook Vol.1 published earlier this month in German.As you might know I wrote some real books before - on Photoshop,MoreThis is my first volume of a whole series of e-books I will publish on SketchUp® by Google®, adding an English edition to SketchUp® Sketchbook Vol.1 published earlier this month in German.As you might know I wrote some real books before - on Photoshop®, Cinema 4D® and Vectorworks® -, all of them published by Springer WienNewYork.Now I feel it‘s time to go one step further and proceed cool 3D stuff even faster to you via e-books - a way to serve you with digestible portions of tutorials coming at an affordable price.SketchUp® by Google® is a 3D tool you really should know - it’s easy to use, yet a very powerful tool which really allows you to model most of the stuff you need. Mind you, SketchUp® is a modelling tool, no software made for plan drawing - so depending on your workflow it is used best when making first designs, presenting them and producing well structured 3D data to process in render software (here you’ll have to stick to SketchUp® Pro).SketchUp® perfectly closes the gap between pencil sketching and technical CAD construction, being a digital tool allowing for easily drawing 3D scenery - if you’re new to SketchUp® you might like to see a short video on rendertalk.de where I present you with my first steps into 3D sketching. It is so simple and intuitive that even those people may use it who in their offices or firms have, after all, lost control over the CAD design process their employees are possessed with all day long - so often longing for just a simple yet impressive presentation of their ingenious design they may show their clients.Everyone who can handle an e-mail or internet client can get along with SketchUp®, and since it works even without working through bulks of tutorials there is enough time left for all those other things making up professional life: talking, reading newspapers, having dinner with clients etc.SketchUp®’s simplicity is basically achieved by a strict reduction to things really necessary to start drawing 3D. Yet - as I said before - it may be tuned to a very powerful tool by using additional plugins, a vast amount of them being available even for free.Along with it’s simplicity SketchUp® is very cheap, and a free version allows for getting in touch with it without spending anything but some seconds of download time - I will talk about the differences between free and Pro later on.I will show you how to set up your personal SketchUp® interface, present you with some basic shortcuts and how to work with correct dimensions before we start creating a 3D model of House Moller by Adolf Loos in Vienna and getting used to organized work using basic SketchUp® tools.