Rendering in SketchUp

From Modeling to Presentation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design

Author: Daniel Tal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047064219X

Category: Architecture

Page: 628

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Provides step-by-step instructions on how to create 3D graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs for architecture, interiors, and site designs.
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SketchUp For Dummies

Author: Aidan Chopra,Rebecca Huehls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119336228

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.
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SketchUp for Builders

A Comprehensive Guide for Creating 3D Building Models Using SketchUp

Author: John G. Brock

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119484006

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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The only comprehensive SketchUp guide written for builders and contractors SketchUp is a 3D modeling application used in areas ranging from civil and mechanical engineering to motion picture and video game design. Three-dimensional modeling is of obvious value to the building industry—yet resources for transforming architectural designs into reality is surprisingly limited. SketchUp for Builders is the first comprehensive guide designed specifically for builders and contractors, providing step-by-step instructions on incorporating 3D modeling into all phases of the construction process. Author John Brock draws from his 30 years of experience as a custom home designer and builder to provide practical advice on how to understand what you are building before it is built. This valuable guide demonstrates how to eliminate cost overruns, construction delays, and design flaws by integrating SketchUp modeling into your workflow. Emphasizing real-world practicality, this book covers all of the essential components of modeling a 3D construction project, from SketchUp fundamentals and object basics to importing construction drawings and increasing project efficiency with extensions and plugins. All phases of construction are clearly explained, including foundations, walls and floor systems, roof and mechanical systems, and exterior and interior finishes. Supplies a constructability process for efficient and cost-effective build projects Offers step-by-step guidance for creating construction documents, renderings, animations, virtual reality tours, and more Integrates SketchUp into all stages of the construction process Provides access to resources such as web tutorials, blogs, and the online SketchUp community Demonstrates how to generate construction documents with accompanying Layout software SketchUp for Builders: A Comprehensive Guide for Creating 3D Building Models Using SketchUp in an indispensable source of information for contractors and builders, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, construction professionals, and anyone seeking to create 3D models of the design and construction process.
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Drawing Shortcuts

Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology

Author: Jim Leggitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118280733

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 4718

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The updated edition of a contemporary approach to mergingtraditional hand drawing methods with 2-dimensional and3-dimensional digital visualization tools. Jim Leggitt?s Drawing Shortcuts shows how communicatingwith hand drawings combined with digital technology can beingeniously simple, and this new edition makes an already populartechnique even better. Completely expanded with new chapters and awealth of supporting images, this Second Edition presents practicaltechniques for improving drawing efficiency and effectiveness bycombining traditional hand drawing methods with the latest digitaltechnology, including 3-D modeling with SketchUp. This book?sstep-by-step approach will sharpen and streamline your techniqueswhether you draw for pleasure, school or your designprofession. Easy-to-follow instructions cover every aspect from the basicsof drawing?such as composition, color, shading, hatching, andperspective?up to the most current technologies Incorporates Google SketchUp, Google Earth, computer generatedrenderings, digital scanners and printers Features new visuals from accomplished drawing experts Special new ?Gallery? section highlights the creative processwith step-by-step examples of drawings Complete coverage of the ?Overlay and Trace Method,? ?SimpleComposite Method,? ?Advanced Composite Method,? and ?Digital HybridDrawings? New matrices show alternative drawing techniques for specificvisual effects such as Linework and Shading, Selecting the RightViews, Perspectives and Paraline Drawings, Drawing Detail, CameraLenses, and Drawing Tools Generously enriched with detailed process drawings, examples, andmore than 500 full-color images, Drawing Shortcuts, SecondEdition will have you creating top-quality drawings faster andmore effectively.
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