SketchUp for Interior Design: 3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning

Author(s): Lydia Cline


A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designers Already a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book 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. Each chapter includes clear explanations and helpful illustrations to make this an ideal introduction to the topic. Includes downloadable sample models and a tutorial video Features sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners Provides instruction on using SketchUp in both PC and Mac formats

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Foreword Chapter 1: What Is SketchUp and How Do Interior Designers Use It? What Is SketchUp? Who Uses It? Is It Easy to Learn? What Is SketchUp Used For? Difference between Traditional CAD Drawings and Models How SketchUp Displays the Model Types of Models What SketchUp Make (free) Can Do What SketchUp Pro Can Do Designers Using SketchUp Summary Further Resources Chapter 2: Getting Started Hardware, Operating System and Browser Requirements The Video Card The Space Navigator 3D Mouse Use a Tablet PC Download SketchUp Make The Workspace Run Multiple SketchUp Files at the Same Time Save Options Backup Files Summary Further Resources Chapter 3: Exploring the Interface Select or Change a Template Add the Large Tool Set The Select Tool The Rectangle Tool The Inference Engine The Push/Pull Tool Impute Numbers The Pan and Orbit Tools Modifier Keys The Escape Key The Zoom Tool The Views Toolbar: Generate Orthographic Drawings Select with Selection and Crossing Windows Select with Single/Double/Triple Clicks and the Shift and Control Keys The Move Tool Customize the Desktop Make a Custom Template The Help Function Manage Dialog Boxes Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 4: Modeling Furniture, Cabinetry and Accessories Faces and Edges The Eraser Tool and Erasing The Pencil and Freehand Tools The Move Tool Stickiness Groups Causes of a Non-Filling Face Color-Coordinate the Model's Lines with the Axes by Changing the Edge Style Setting Model a Table Model a Bookcase Model a Clock with Radial Array Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 5: Drafting, Modeling and Furnishing a Floor Plan Prepare a Raster File for Import Draft a Plan by Tracing a Raster Image Trace Interior Walls Edge Styles Again From Plan to Model Flashing Planes Draft a Plan from a Paper Sketch Interior vs. Exterior Models Components in Single vs. Double Sided Walls Create Plan and Elevation Views Model a Building from an AutoCAD Plan Interact with Revit, 20-20, and Other Programs "Clipping" (Disappearing Geometry) Model a Sloped Ceiling with the Protractor Tool Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 6 Modeling a Two-Story House Interior Model the Shell and First Floor Model the Second Floor Model the Living Room Model a Quick Cabinet Model Crown Molding with the Follow Me Tool Model a Stairs Guard Edit a Downloaded Staircase The Outliner Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 7 Painting with Colors, Textures and Photo-Matching What is Painting? Paint with Native SketchUp Materials Paint with Textures Paint the Stairs Import Swatches from Other Models Put New Colors and Textures Into the Software Check Face Orientation on Painted Surfaces with Entity Info and Face Style Apply a Real-Life Design Scheme to the Model Import a Texture Import an Image Photo-Match an Interior Space Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 8 Enhancing and Presenting the Model Annotate the Model: Dimensions and Text Dimension a Floor Plan Scenes The Walk-Through Tools What are Dynamic Components? Save vs. Export Enhance with Other Software Enhance with Hand Rendering Why SketchUp Runs Slow Summary Further Resources Exercises Chapter 9 Plug-ins and LayOut What's a Plugin? LayOut SketchUCation Forum

General Fields

  • : 9781118627693
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : January 2014
  • : 193mm X 137mm X 73mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 729
  • : 304
  • : illustrations
  • : Lydia Cline
  • : Paperback