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Google SketchUp

ISBN-10: 0596521464

ISBN-13: 9780596521462

Edition: 2009

Authors: Chris Grover, C. Grover

List price: $34.99
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If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans -- even characters for computer games -- in no time. Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual offers a hands-on tour of the program, with crystal-clear instructions for using every feature and lots of real-world examples to help you pick up the practical skills you need. Learn to use the basic tools, build and animate models, and place your objects in Google Earth. With this book, you will: Learn your way around the SketchUp workspace, and explore the differences between working in 2-D and 3-D Build simple 3-D shapes, save them as reusable components, and use SketchUp's Outliner to show or hide them as you work Tackle a complicated model building with lots of detail, and discover timesaving tools for using many components Animate the model by creating an interior walkthrough of your building Dress up your model with realistic material shading and shadows, and place it in Google EarthIt's easy to get started. Just download the program from Google.com, and follow the instructions in this book. You'll become a SketchUp master in a jiffy.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 598
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

The Missing Credits
Introduction
Basic SketchUp Skills
Building a Bench: Your First SketchUp Model
Starting Off in Two Dimensions
Drawing in Three Dimensions
Building a House
Drawing a Basic House
Working Smarter with Groups and Components
Changing Styles and Applying Materials
Organizing with Outliner and Layers
Advanced Construction Techniques
Drawing a Hipped Roof and Using Follow Me
Advanced Techniques for Groups and Components
Matching Your Photos in SketchUp
Adding Realism and Movement
Adding Shadows and Placing Your Model in Google Earth
Saving Views and Animating with Scenes
Saving, Printing, and Sharing Projects
Importing, Exporting, and Printing
Finding, Creating, and Sharing Components
Designing Edge Styles in Style Builder (SketchUp Pro)
Presenting Your Model with LayOut (SketchUp Pro)
Appendixes
Installing SketchUp and Getting Help
SketchUp Menu by Menu
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