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Sketchup Architect From 2D to 3D

How to build a 3D Model from a 2D cad plan and render
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 51m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Learn how to create professional 3D architectural models: This Course is Taught by Thomas Soltren, Thomas has been modeling in SketchUp for over 10 years creating architectural models. This course is intended for students who have taken a beginner intro course for SketchUp or who have a basic understanding of SketchUp.  This course is intended to give students a fast and effective way to model. We go through each step as we will progressively build our model home. The home is a design by Thomas Soltren, I residential modern home.  This course will also briefly go over rendering you completed home design using a free software “Twilight Renderer v2”.  We will go through some quick Tips to create a presentable rendering of your home design.
In this course we will begin with a 2D cad plan and go through step by step how to build a 3D architectural model. 
We will go over each step in the Architectural design process:
We will go over
•Building site terrains
•First floor and second floor walls
•Adding Windows and creating components
•Creating and importing Doors,
•Adding standard and custom materials
•Adding and modifying shadows.
•Adding cabinetry
•Creating Roofs
•How to use the stamp tool
•Editing layers / Tags
•Importing a Cad File into SketchUp
•Rendering your model in Twilight Renderer
•How to add Lighting with Twilight

We will also go over many useful tips to help you build models quickly and effectively.  
If you have been struggling to build models quickly and professionally this course is for you.
As your instructor I will be able to answer any questions you may while taking this course simply send me a a message and I will answer as soon as possibly
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You will learn

✓ Students will learn how to quickly build simple to complex 3-D models in sketch up
✓ Build 3-D Architectural models with terrains doors windows and materials


• Should have sketchup make or pro software

This course is for

• Anyone wanting to learn sketchup and build models in 3D
Architectural Designer
I have 20 years experience working and studying in the architectural field, I have designed dog houses to multi-million dollar homes and commercial buildings.  The last 5 years I have focused primarily on 3D modeling.  My 3D models are used for design development, marketing, Investor presentations and submittals for plan approval.  I have built over 1,000 3D models and I have found SketchUp to be the best tool for the job.  I decided to create this course to share some of the methods that I have used and continue to use to quickly model my projects.  I look forward to working and hearing back from students who take this course. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 51m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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