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The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design

Learn the practical skills & techniques required to create a Modern Home with Sketchup, Vray Next & Photoshop
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 56m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

You’ve just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup & Vray course for Exterior Design. These comprehensive Sketchup & Vray tutorials cover everything you’ll ever need to become the best Architect out there.
This course is designed to jumpstart your Sketchup,Vray & Architecture Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step with a Real-Life Residential Project and get you up & running to design your favourite Residential Home efficiently, quickly and in the right way.
Why this Course?
•Comprehensive coverage of the essentials tools to design a Residence like walls, openings, elevations, stairs & more – Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Sketchup workflow.
•Downloadable Resources – Exercise files like ****Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step.
•Learn from an Expert – I’ve been using Sketchup for over 10 years and I will be sharing all my skills and secrets which has helped me model faster, efficiently and most importantly, amaze clients.
•Monthly Updates – This course will be updated on a monthly basis with new high quality tutorials and resources and you will get an in-depth understanding of how to design a modern contemporary bedroom, modular kitchen & more.
•Taught by an Architect & BIM Consultant – We not only learn about modelling & rendering in Sketchup, but you will also learn useful interior design tips, standards, and secrets along the way from the instructor who has over 6+ years experience in the Industry.
•Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library – All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Exterior Design space worth over 150$. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials.
Who is this Course For?
•Architects
•Architecture Students
•Design Professionals who want to learn 3D
•Construction Professionals
•Anyone with an interest in 3D Modelling in Sketchup
•Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup
•Real Estate Agents
•Agencies and Corporations – If you want to get team members within your company up to standard, we can do that for you..
•3D Artists – If you want to build a reputation as a 3D Artist this program will give you that foundation.
•Beginner to Advanced Sketchup Users
(note that this course will be taught on the Windows version but the same techniques can be applied in Mac as well)
What you will Learn?
It is crucial that when you learn Sketchup, you start with the right fundamentals (which is also easy to pickup). Once you’ve picked up on the fundamentals of 3D Modelling, we jump into more advanced topics using specific Sketchup plugins, to take your modelling to the Next Level.
This course is divided into Four Sections
Prior to Section 01, we will have the introduction and how to install Sketchup, Vray & all the essential plugins
Section 01 – An Introduction to Sketchup
In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals
•We will learn about the Sketchup Interface & it’s simplicity.
•Understand most-used common tools
•Importance of modeling with Groups & Components.
•Assign shortcuts & learn to model faster & efficiently.
•Create Sections & export views into CAD drawings
Section 02 – Sketchup (Modeling a Contemporary Residence
In Section 02, we will learn to model our entire home in Sketchup as per residential standards.
•We will start this section with a brief introduction to Residential Design & the importance of vastu in residences.
•We will learn to import our CAD drawing into Sketchup
•How to model walls, openings, floor slabs, roof slabs, doors & windows in Sketchup
•How to model Balcony doors & railings in sketchup
•Learn to create a dog-legged stairs in Sketchup
•Create a Parametric Glass Facade using plugins like curviloft, bezier spline, joint push tool & more.

We then learn some Landscape Modelling Techniques Taught in this Section.
•Learn to model Site & its surroundings in Sketchup.
•Learn to model Terrain using the Sandbox tools & Artisan Tools in Sketchup.
•Learn to use the Laubwerk plugin to add trees & plants to scene.
•Setting up Camera Angles using Scenes in Sketchup
Section 03 – Vray Next for Sketchup
In Section 03, we jump into the world of photorealistic rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup.
•We will be introduce to the Vray Interface & the Vray Asset Editor
•Learn to set up lights in Vray (Photographic Approach with the Archgyan Lighting System)
•Create a Studio, add 3D Warehouse models, adjust lights  & materials, and create a final render of our Hyundai Car in the Studio.
•Create a Vray Library and Apply Materials.
•Final Adjustments in Sketchup & Vray Next
•Finally rendering of our scene with appropriate render elements for post-production in photoshop.
Section 04 – Post-Production in Photoshop
In Section 04, we enhance our render even more through post-production techniques in Photoshop
•Learn to bring in render elements the right way into photoshop & apply the right blending effects.
•Adding Skies & Trees in the background.
•Using Brushes in photoshop & locking layers.
•Adding Cutouts like humans & animals into the scene.
•Adding a Concrete Texture to Walls, Roads & Footpaths.
•Final Adjustments in Photoshop using adjustment layers.
By the end of this section, you will have created an amazing Modern Residence in under 2 hours. But that’s not all!! 
This is not a create and forget course. We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to future section on a monthly basis. We will be updating our course description here as and when we release new tutorials and downloadable resources.
Special Features Provided
•Downlodable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings
•Exclusive Student Group on Facebook
•Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library for Exterior Design
By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray Next, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.

You will learn

✓ Learn the core Sketchup skills required to model a Home faster & more efficiently.
✓ Learn how to use certain Sketchup Plugins to take your modeling skills to the next level.
✓ Understand Vray lighting, materials, settings, render elements & more to create amazing Photorealistic Exterior Renders
✓ Learn from a Real-Life Residential Project as we model & render a Contemporary Home, Site, Surroundings & more, STEP-BY-STEP.
✓ Understand Residential Design standards and styles required to design homes functionally and efficiently.

Requirements

• A computer with either Windows or Mac to install all the software & sketchup plugins to model & render your Dream Home.
• A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and plenty of excitement about the awesome new Sketchup modeling & Vray rendering skills you will acquire in this Exterior Design course.
• Nothing else! It’s just you, your computer and your hunger to get started today.

This course is for

• Architects
• Architecture students
• Design professionals who want to learn 3D
• Anyone with an interest in 3d
• Construction Professionals
• Real Estate Agents
• Agencies and Corporations – If you want to get team members within your company up to standard, we can do that for you.
• 3D Artists – If you want to build a reputation as a 3D Artist this program will give you that foundation.

How much does the The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $16.99. And currently there is a 76% discount on the original price of the course, which was $69.99. So you save $53 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $16.3 of 58 SketchUp courses on Udemy.

Does the The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design course, but there is a $53 discount from the original price ($69.99). So the current price is just $16.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Manish Paul Simon a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Manish Paul Simon has created 4 courses that got 1,993 reviews which are generally positive. Manish Paul Simon has taught 16,214 students and received a 4.4 average review out of 1,993 reviews. Depending on the information available, Manish Paul Simon is a TRUSTED instructor.
Architect | 3D Artist | BIM Consultant
Hi there! I’m a Bangalore-based Architect, 3D Artist, author, and consultant, who’s been teaching on Udemy since 2019. I’m also an Autodesk Certified Professional and I’ve been part of the Architecture & Interior Design Industry for more than 5 years now.

After graduating from School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada in 2015, I went on to work with eminent Architects throughout India for over 5+ years. I have played many a role during this process right from being an Architect, to a 3D Artist, Interior Designer and very recently as a BIM Consultant for a large MNC. I have gained immense experience over the years and I am now passionate about sharing this knowledge with you.

My goal as an instructor is to create comprehensive step-by-step courses that break down not only the software that us Architects use but also the thought process and the guidelines that we follow when we approach design. I like to build the kind of material that I myself would have loved to have when I was starting out.

I’m passionate about teaching and would love to help in bringing out the “designer” within you. See you in a course soon!

P.S. I also host a podcast show called the Archgyan Podcast which you guys can check out on any major podcast platform like Itunes, spotify, etc and on our website.

9.2

CourseMarks Score®

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Freshness

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Feedback

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Content

Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 56m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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