The video tutorials on this page explore more of what you can do with SketchUp. If you are brand-new to 3D modeling, we recommend starting with our New User videos. Please note that these videos are narrated in English.
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Scenes in SketchUp allow you to save camera views, shadows, styles and many other settings, then animate those settings. Learn how to use scenes and about the various settings you can change.
We explored the basics of sections in one of the Toolbar videos, this video goes deeper into sections to show how to adjust the section display, embed multiple sections in groups and components and create section animations.
As a follow-up video to inference locking, this video shows how to combine a series of roof forms together using inference locking. Please keep in mind, this isn't a video on roofs, but an example of various inference locking techniques.
An introduction to adding attributes to components.
An introduction to using the copy attribute with Dynamic Components.
An introduction to assigning "on-click" attributes to a Dynamic Component.
You can create quick and easy copies as well as repeated copies, or arrays.
Although there isn't an actual mirror tool in SketchUp, it is easy to mirror anything with the scale tool.
Using layers in SketchUp is different than many other applications. This video covers how you should use layers, the layer dialog box as well as some layer tips.
The way SketchUp infers to other geometry is one of the key features that makes working in SketchUp so fast and easy. It is a key concept that every SketchUp user should understand, and takes some practice to become proficient in, but you'll be so much better for doing so.
This video covers multiple tools in showing how you can be accurate and precise in SketchUp.
Autofold is part of the move tool, activated by pressing the Alt key or Apple key on a Mac. Autofold let's you move a point, edge or surface in any direction automatically creating fold edges as needed to do so.
Inference locking is the ability to draw or move in only one locked direction in SketchUp. This video will teach you how to use this technique and show a few examples of inference locking in use.
Matching a photo allows you to import and align the SketchUp axes to match the photo perspective. With this done, you can create models using the photo as a direct reference. This video covers the basics of importing and aligning the axis to start modeling.
The video continues to build on the information presented in Match Photo Part 1. Here we cover importing multiple images and modeling from those. Then we show how to start with a SketchUp model, and align a photo to it so you can see your model in it's real-world context.