Books

  • 3D Printing with SketchUp
    Marcus Ritland

    Starting with an overview of 3D printing technologies, you will learn how to design SketchUp models for 3D printing, set up a template for 3D printing, explore the specific requirements for a 3D printable model, and look at the essential SketchUp extensions for 3D printing. You will start by printing a simple 3D model, progress to importing images that can be used to make 3D models, and move on to tweaking the model for specific 3D printers.
    This book delves into the most important concepts for designing 3D printable models, from wall thickness and modelling solids, to using available models and adapting them to your needs.

  • Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting (2nd Edition)
    Alex Schreyer

    After a SketchUp refresher, this user-friendly handbook covers component-based modeling for assembly, scheduling, collaborative design, and modeling with a BIM approach. It demonstrates the use of plugins for 3D modeling, fabrication, data integration, and analysis (energy efficiency, etc.), as well as rendering in SketchUp, enhancing with Photoshop, and combining with hand-drawn content. It also offers easy tutorials for creating complex geometry using Ruby coding. Includes end-of-chapter exercises, access to a robust companion website containing videos, sample files, and plugins

  • Building Blocks of SketchUp
    Robert Lang

    “Building Blocks of SketchUp” is the best way to learn the basics of 3D Modeling with SketchUp. With 260 pages of illustrated text, with 50 embedded video lessons this enhanced PDF format book will get you started, whether you are a teacher of elementary school students, an AutoCAD veteran architect or a hobbyist who wants to plan your next project.

  • Construction Documents using SketchUp Pro and LayOut
    Paul Lee

    Produce fully-fledged construction files from 3D model-centred information. Create wire-frames of your model that describe the "CAD" detail. Learn how to make this information appear in plan, section and elevation scenes. Then use this information in LayOut to create top quality construction files.

  • Create Scenery & Props with SketchUp
    John Romeo

    Create Scenery & Props with SKETCHUP® Plus V-RAY® iBook is an Interactive Digital Portal to access video tutorials, images, text, and supporting information controlled by the reader/viewer. 
     

  • Designing Kitchens with SketchUp
    Adriana Granados

    You will learn how to drag and drop cabinets that are different sizes, selecting the door style and finishes, and how to create new components in blink of an eye. You will also learn other topics as how to create your own parametric components capable to change size, material and dimensions or create a fast design using pictures or images. If you wonder how you can choose certain items a cabinets company offers, and how will you get the detail of the door style and color to be what you want, you will find those answers in this book. Tiles, backsplashes, countertops and a quick exploration adding lighting effects to designs with freeware and shareware alternatives will complete your knowledge to succeed in your daily professional life.

  • Einfach SketchUp - Besondere Funktionen und Tools für Fortgeschrittene und Profis
    Ebba Steffens, Holger Faust

    Das weiterführende Buch mit Beschreibungen und Workshops zu den besonderen Werkzeugen und Funktionen von SketchUp Pro
    Teil 1: LayOut - Plangestaltung und Präsentation | Teil 2: Style Builder - Eigene Stile gestalten und erstellen | Teil 3: Google Earth, Street View und mehr SketchUp im Zusammenspiel mit diversen Internet-Diensten zur Modell-Präsentation | Teil 4: Dynamische Komponenten
    Broschiert: 134 Seiten
    Eigenverlag: 5. aktualisierte Auflage Februar 2016
    ISBN 978-3-00-048512-1
    Sprache: Deutsch
    Größe: 21 x 14,8 cm

  • Einfach SketchUp - Eine Gebrauchsanweisung
    Ebba Steffens, Jens Lüthje, Holger Faust

    Grundlagen-Buch zu SketchUp mit Workshops zum Selbststudium und vielen Tipps und Tricks auf 444 Seiten in der 5. überarbeiteten, deutschen Auflage
    Das SketchUp-Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile: Teil 1 - Grundlagen und Befehle | Teil 2 - Basisworkshop mit einem durchgängigen Beispiel zum Selbststudium | 
    Teil 3 - Zusatzworkshops für Fortgeschrittene
    Zahlreiche Tipps, Hinweise und spezielle Zusatzworkshops runden das Buch ab. Auch fortgeschrittene Anwender entdecken immer wieder neue Ideen für die tägliche Arbeit.

    Broschiert: 444 Seiten
    Eigenverlag: 5. überarbeitete Auflage, April 2016
    ISBN 978-3-00-052172-0
    Sprache: Deutsch
    Größe: 21 x 14,8 cm 

  • Google SketchUp for Game Design
    Robin de Jongh

    The book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building a complete game level using SketchUp with many props and textures. This book is designed for anyone who wants to create entire 3D worlds in freely available game engines such as Unity 3D, CryEngine, Ogre, Panda3D, Unreal Engine, and Blender Game Engine. It also targets all those who wish to create new levels and assets to sell in game asset stores or use in visualization or animation.

  • Google SketchUp for Site Design
    Daniel Tal

    Filled with tutorials, this book focuses on the start and completion of projects that include rich detail and expression. How to approach modeling site plans, buildings and site elements: from modeling each of these exterior environment elements to piecing them together to generate a singular and expressive model. Culminates with tutorials demonstrating effective and simple ways to include grades and terrain using the Sandbox tools and how best to integrate the entire approach with AutoCAD and SketchUp. Extra on-line resources such as YouTube tutorials and free tutorial and example models from 3D Warehouse.

  • Google SketchUp Workshop
    Laurent Brixius

    16 real-world professional-level projects including parks, structures, concept art, and illustration. Variety of projects: architectural visualization, landscape design, video game and film conception, and more. 

  • Modeling with SketchUp for 3D Printing
    Bonnie Roskes

    This book contains step-by-step projects that show how to design and print dozens of different models you can then create in any 3D printer. The fun design projects demonstrate tools, techniques, and essential plugins that every 3D print modeler needs to know about. Start with a basic name plate, add some fun puzzles and tiles, finish with complex models like Lego bunk beds and DNA.

  • Modeling with SketchUp for Interior Design
    Bonnie Roskes

    This textbook contains step-by-step projects that show how to create stunning interior spaces in SketchUp. Starting with modeling an empty room, you'll learn how to find and modify furniture models, model furniture and accessories from scratch, work with colors and materials, present comparative design options, model cabinetry and kitchens, and create labeled and dimensioned working drawings.

  • New Woodworker's Guide to SketchUp
    Robert W. Lang

    This new edition of "Woodworker's Guide to SketchUp" is a digital publication in enhanced PDF format includes all new images and embedded video content. The text has been revised and expanded with streamlined techniques and new content on building models from photos, using the Solid Tools in SketchUp Pro, and plug-ins from the Extension Warehouse. 

  • Real World Google SketchUp 7
    Mike Tadros

    Expert SketchUp instructor Mike Tadros shows you his techniques for using SketchUp in a professional, production-oriented environment, allowing you to finish drawings faster and get better results, whether you work alone or in a multiperson studio. Starting with customizing SketchUp preferences for maximum efficiency, Mike takes you through a professional SketchUp workflow--from setting up your workspace to installing Ruby scripts to importing CAD files and images to managing libraries to exporting your finished product.

  • Remodeling With SketchUp: Measure and Draw Your Existing Space
    Mike Tadros

    Remodeling with SketchUp; Measure and Draw Your Existing Space, is the first installment of a series of eBooks designed to get you up and running with the design of your next project using SketchUp, the world's most popular 3D Computer Modeling software. SketchUp is easy to learn, easy to use, and most of all, it's FUN! This interactive eBook includes full color illustrations, how-to videos, and sample SketchUp files to ensure an engaging, informational, and interactive learning experience. This eBook takes you through the essential first steps of your remodeling project: the process of taking accurate measurements, and creating a detailed 3D model of your existing space. Whether you are a professional designer, or a homeowner; new to SketchUp, or have already begun to use it on projects, you are sure to enjoy this book and learn tons of time-saving techniques along the way!

  • Rendering in SketchUp
    Daniel Tal

    Instructions for creating 3D photoreal graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs. Universal method for models including architecture, interiors, and site design models, handling textures and materials, component details, exterior and simulated lighting, render settings, and Photoshop post-processing.

  • Render[in] - Einfaches Rendering mit SketchUp
    Ebba Steffens, Holger Faust

    Die Darstellung fertiger Modelle hat in SketchUp immer einen gezeichneten, skizzenhaften Charakter. Um ein SketchUp-Modell hochwertiger bis hin zu fotorealistisch darzustellen und mit Lichtquellen auszuleuchten, muss man auf ein Zusatzprogramm zurückgreifen, wie es Render[in] ist.  Das deutschsprachige Handbuch mit Beschreibungen zum Rendering, zu allen Einstellungen und Anleitungen für das Arbeiten mit Leuchten und Lichtquellen

  • SketchUp & Twilight for Interior Designers: A Workbook
    Kimberly-Ann Debling

    Turning beginner SketchUp users into Pro SketchUp Interior Designers. 

    This book shows Interior Designers how to organise their models with Layers, Styles and Scenes.
    Then the book shows how to use Twilight Render to create photorealistic images of their designs ready to use in their portfolio or with their clients. Lighting, reflective surfaces and realistic materials are a breeze with the Twilight plugin and the book goes into just enough detail to make the reader comfortable and confident with its use.

  • SketchUp - A Design Guide for Woodworkers
    Joe Zeh

    SketchUp is a fantastic design tool for woodworkers. It can save you time, materials and money by letting you test your designs before you even make your first cut. But, as with any computer software, there is a learning curve. This comprehensive guide provides you with the specific advice that you need in order to use the program effectively. Created from a woodworkers perspective, SketchUp: A Design Guide for Woodworkers helps you create beautiful furniture designs and reduces chances of costly construction errors.

  • SketchUp - Applicazioni per architettura e design
    Alex Schreyer

    SketchUp non ha bisogno di presentazioni: è uno dei più famosi e utilizzati software di modellazione tridimensionale, può vantare centinaia di migliaia di utenti in tutto il mondo. 
    Grazie al suo sistema di lavoro molto intuitivo è facile da apprendere sia per i professionisti sia per gli studenti; dopo poco tempo si possono produrre modelli di edifici molto dettagliati e rendering di livello professionale. Molti però non vanno oltre le basi del suo utilizzo, di conseguenza una parte della modellazione avanzata (o rendering fotorealistico di buona qualità) viene affrontata con altri software, spesso con risultati mediocri. 

  • SketchUp - Guide pratique
    Laurent Brixius

    Conçu à l’origine pour les architectes, SketchUp est un logiciel de dessin en 3D simple, rapide et intuitif.
    L’objectif de cet ouvrage est d’apprendre par l’exemple. Les fonctions essentielles de SketchUp sont expliquées à l’aide d’exemples et d’exercices concrets couvrant une grande variété d’utilisations.
    La quasi-totalité de ces exercices sont réalisables avec SketchUp Make 2016, la version gratuite.
     
    Contenu :
    L’installation et la présentation de SketchUp.
    Les outils de base de dessin, de construction et de modification.
    Le placement des matières colorées et texturées.
    L’utilisation des groupes et des composants.
    Le géopositionnement et l’orientation du modèle.
    L’importation de plans CAO (au format DWG) et la production d’images fixes et animées.
    La modélisation étape par étape d’une villa, de l’enveloppe extérieure jusqu’à l’aménagement du jardin et des espaces
    intérieurs en passant par la création de meubles.

  • SketchUp 2013 for Interior Designers
    Daniel Stine

    The tutorials will introduce you to using SketchUp to create 3D models for interior design. Several pieces of furniture are modeled. The process is broken down into the fundamental concepts of 2D line work, 3D extraction, applying materials and printing. A real-world project is provided to explore and it is employed in the book to develop a walkthrough animation. Introduction to LayOut, manufacturer specific paint colors and wallcoverings, manufacturer specific furniture, manufacture specific flooring, photorealistic rendering using V-Ray,
    Working with AutoCAD DWG files, Working with Revit.

  • SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization
    Thomas Bleicher and Robin de Jongh

    Beginning with a quick start tutorial which will get you up and running with SketchUp 2014 quickly, you will move on to learning the key skills you will need to wow your clients with stunning visualizations through a series practical steps, tips and tricks.

  • SketchUp 2015 Hands-On: Basic and Advanced Exercises
    Bonnie Roskes

    This two-book set will take you from start to finish with SketchUp 2015. Detailed, step-by-step exercises will guide you every step of the way, from creating a simple house to understanding groups and components, modeling with digital photos, placing models in Google Earth, searching and uploading to SketchUp's 3D Warehouse, installing and using plugins, and much more! 

  • SketchUp 2015 Hands-On: LayOut
    Bonnie Roskes

    For SketchUp 2015 Pro users: your comprehensive guide to LayOut! This book will take you from start to finish with LayOut 2015. Detailed, practical, step-by-step exercises will guide you every step of the way, from exporting your SketchUp model into a presentation, to working with scenes, layers and styles to control what appears in each viewport. You'll learn how to create templates and title blocks, how to clip objects (both in SketchUp and LayOut), create text and "smart" labels, add hatches and patterns, work with scrapbooks, and how to create streamlined standard presentations and working drawings. 

  • SketchUp 2015 Hands-On: Student Coursebook
    Bonnie Roskes

    Designed for use in classroom setting, this book is based on the exercises in our pro-level SketchUp books. In addition to numerous illustrated, hands-on exercises, there are also over 50 independent projects to be used as classwork or homework assignments. 

  • SketchUp For Dummies
    Aidan Chopra, Rebecca Huehls

    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.

  • SketchUp for Interior Design
    Lydia Cline

    A practical introduction for interior designers and students. Covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients. Includes downloadable sample models and a tutorial video, sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners.

  • SketchUp For Kitchen Design
    Robert W. Lang

    "SketchUp For Kitchen Design" is published in enhanced PDF format with 49 video lessons embedded in the 195 pages of text. It is designed to teach the basics of 3D modeling by working through a typical kitchen project. After making a model of the room readers learn how to create models of cabinets, counters and appliances and how to make use of the resources in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse. Later chapters discuss rendering a complete model, generating images and standard drawings and the use of LayOut with SketchUp Pro. 

  • SketchUp Pro 2013 step by step
    Joao Gaspar

    This book aims to provide a high quality learning experience and it can be used with other versions like SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, Trimble's SketchUp Pro 2013, and SketchUp Make. All the described procedures are illustrated. At the end of each chapter there is a summary of the main topics addressed and exercises to be downloaded from this site.

  • SketchUp to LayOut
    Matt Donley

    Describes best practices for creating LayOut documents from SketchUp models. Matt shows his 5-point method for preparing models for layout, and goes on to showcase real-world examples and advanced techniques.

  • The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture
    Michael Brightman

    From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs. Includes in-depth coverage of LayOut and video tutorials on more advanced methods.