Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Lydia Cline
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Size: 18.3 MB
Book DescriptionThe interior designer’s guide to harnessing the power of SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro
Already a popular tool for architects, SketchUp is now finding its way into the professional interior designer’s toolbox. This clear and practical guide shows both PC and Mac users how to use SketchUp’s tools to model interior spaces and furniture, apply manufacturer textiles and finishes, print underlays for hand rendering, and create presentations and animated walkthroughs for clients.
SketchUp for Interior Design offers step-by-step guidance for beginners, covering everything from understanding the interface to creating construction documents with LayOut. Explaining the many ways interior designers can use SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro, the book covers:
- Manipulating tools to model floor plans, multi-level interior spaces, and stairs
- Applying colors, textures, and photo-texturing
- Editing textures inside SketchUp with Photoshop
- Organizing models with layers and the Outliner
- Finding and editing components from the 3D Warehouse
- Installing plug-ins from the Extension Warehouse
- Manipulating dynamic components
- Creating a LayOut document
With step-by-step tutorials and practical tips SketchUp for Interior Design: 3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning will teach you how to create models that are detailed, organized, easy to work with, and manageable in size for optimal computer performance.
The book includes access to online exercises, models, and 39 tutorials that expand on the book’s projects.
SketchUp is becoming increasingly important in the design world, often even replacing AutoCAD for the serious designer. But it isn't a simple program to learn, so a book like SketchUp for Interior Design is super to have. The book is broken up into 9 chapters and covers everything from drafting and modeling rooms and furniture, adding color and texture and navigating all of the plug-ins and powerful additions that makes SketchUp so powerful. The book is full of easy to understand pictures and diagrams, and walks you through all of the information you need to become proficient at SketchUp in a really easy to understand way.
--Kristine Lofgren, Amazon Customer Reviews