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Adele Young

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SketchUp Tutorials (by Series)

  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Level 1: Drawing & Editing Fundamentals

    SketchUp Level 1: Drawing & Editing Fundamentals

    • 01:22:34
    • 14

    Been meaning to learn SketchUp? Or you've picked up the basics but are pretty sure you're doing things the wrong way? Get started by learning the right way to use the fundamental drawing, editing and navigation tools.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Level 2: Organized Modeling

    SketchUp Level 2: Organized Modeling

    • 01:26:23
    • 13

    Find out how to create well organized 3D models, plus learn techniques to avoid common pitfalls for new SketchUp users.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Level 3: Get the Right Look

    SketchUp Level 3: Get the Right Look

    • 01:18:28
    • 27

    Learn the best ways to style your model to get everything looking just the way you imagined.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Level 4: Draw & Edit Intermediate

    SketchUp Level 4: Draw & Edit Intermediate

    • 26:54
    • 7

    You know the fundamental tools in SketchUp. Learn strategies for applying your skills to more difficult, everyday modeling problems.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Level 5: Draw & Edit Advanced Topics

    SketchUp Level 5: Draw & Edit Advanced Topics

    • 49:30
    • 7

    Discover the lesser known features of SketchUp that make it possible to create just about anything you want.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 1: 3D Models from As-Built Measurements & Drawings

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 1: 3D Models from As-Built Measurements & Drawings

    • 02:02:04
    • 15

    Learn the best workflow for starting your SketchUp models from measurements, floor plan PDFs and AutoCAD files (.dwg & .dxf).


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 2: Simplified, Custom Doors & Windows

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 2: Simplified, Custom Doors & Windows

    • 55:27
    • 6

    Find out how to build custom door and window components quickly and efficiently.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 3: Base & Crown Molding with Follow Me & Profile Builder

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 3: Base & Crown Molding with Follow Me & Profile Builder

    • 44:10
    • 4

    Discover how to use both the Follow Me tool and the Profile Builder extension to add base and crown molding to a room.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 4: Real-world Colors & Materials

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 4: Real-world Colors & Materials

    • 01:16:57
    • 10

    Bring your space to life with real-world paint colors, realistic finishes and custom materials.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 5: Leverage 3D Warehouse to Furnish a Room

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 5: Leverage 3D Warehouse to Furnish a Room

    • 01:46:53
    • 10

    Learn the best way to find amazing furnishings on the 3D Warehouse, plus understand how to edit anything you find to match your specific needs.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp for Interiors Level 6: Awesome Presentation Images & Renderings

    SketchUp for Interiors Level 6: Awesome Presentation Images & Renderings

    • 01:20:33
    • 10

    Understand how to create compelling sketches, renderings and construction documents from a finished SketchUp model.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: LayOut Level 1: Create Simple Plans & Elevations

    LayOut Level 1: Create Simple Plans & Elevations

    • 47:37
    • 5

    Get started in LayOut by learning the right way to use the fundamental drawing, editing and navigation tools to put together quick and powerful presentations.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: LayOut Level 2: Master the SketchUp to LayOut Workflow

    LayOut Level 2: Master the SketchUp to LayOut Workflow

    • 02:10:57
    • 17

    Find out the best workflow for setting-up all of your construction drawings, and the best methods for keeping them accurate.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: LayOut Level 3: Create a Custom Template

    LayOut Level 3: Create a Custom Template

    • 40:29
    • 5

    Streamline LayOut by learning to leverage Templates, including custom Titleblocks, Document Settings and more.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: LayOut Level 4: Create Detailed Construction Documents

    LayOut Level 4: Create Detailed Construction Documents

    • 04:05:56
    • 22

    Discover the lesser known tips and tricks in LayOut that make it possible to create and manage even the most complex drawing sets.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 1: Complete Intro to Rendering

    Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 1: Complete Intro to Rendering

    • 01:59:04
    • 27

    Start by learning the easy way to combine SketchUp, Shaderlight & Photoshop to render stunning images in a fraction of the time.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 2: Lighting & Materials Fundamentals

    Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 2: Lighting & Materials Fundamentals

    • 01:40:37
    • 15

    Learn how to light your model and add realistic reflections and finishes in Shaderlight.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 3: Render an Interior

    Photorealistic Rendering with Shaderlight Level 3: Render an Interior

    • 47:15
    • 8

    Practice using Shaderlight to render a simple interior vignette, plus learn tips and tricks to turn a partial model into a beautiful rendering.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 1: Complete Intro to Rendering

    Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 1: Complete Intro to Rendering

    • 02:08:28
    • 32

    Start by learning the easy way to combine SketchUp, Podium & Photoshop to render stunning images in a fraction of the time.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 2: Lighting & Materials Fundamentals

    Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 2: Lighting & Materials Fundamentals

    • 01:48:32
    • 17

    Learn how to light your model and add realistic reflections and finishes in Podium.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 3: Render an Interior

    Photorealistic Rendering with Podium Level 3: Render an Interior

    • 48:53
    • 8

    Practice using Podium to render a simple interior vignette, plus learn tips and tricks to turn a partial model into a beautiful rendering.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Fundamental Tools & Concepts

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Fundamental Tools & Concepts

    • 44:50
    • 11

    When you break it down, even the most complex shapes are just a series of smaller, more simple modeling steps. Start by learning the core SketchUp functions to employ in more complicated modeling situations.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Artisan Organic Toolset

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Artisan Organic Toolset

    • 03:30:47
    • 34

    Artisan is an extension that provides subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools for Organic Modeling in SketchUp. Learn the fundamental tools plus strategies for working efficiently with Artisan.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Soap Skin Bubble

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Soap Skin Bubble

    • 14:22
    • 4

    Learn how to create tensile surfaces by skinning edges with the Soap Skin Bubble extension


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Curviloft

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Curviloft

    • 01:23:41
    • 20

    Generate complex and organic surfaces from contours with the Curviloft extension.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Shape Bender

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Shape Bender

    • 17:51
    • 4

    Shape Bender is an extension that allows you to bend a group or component to match an existing curve. Learn strategies for using Shape Bender to wrap complex shapes along custom paths.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Complex & Organic Modeling: Flowify

    Complex & Organic Modeling: Flowify

    • 30:03
    • 6

    Flowify is an extension that bends groups or components along a quad surface. Learn how to use it to map 3D objects to complex and organic faces to quickly solve intricate, organic modeling problems.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Shaderlight Webinar Series

    Shaderlight Webinar Series

    • 02:26:06
    • 3

    Shaderlight is a powerful yet intuitive photorealistic rendering program for SketchUp. This series walks you through the ins and outs of creating stunning, professional renderings using Shaderlight.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Measure & Draw your Space

    Measure & Draw your Space

    • 24:21
    • 12

    This series takes you inside a real-world kitchen remodel project to provide step-by-step instructions for measuring a room and translating the dimensions to SketchUp.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp and CAD

    SketchUp and CAD

    • 02:03:33
    • 29

    Nearly every design professional will need to wrestle with importing or exporting CAD to/from SketchUp. In this series, we teach you how to do both, as well as provide you several tips and tricks that are guaranteed to speed-up your SketchUp & CAD workflow.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: LayOut Q&A

    LayOut Q&A

    • 10:04:41
    • 9

    LayOut is a powerful tool for turning your SketchUp models into professional drawings and presentations. Over time, we have answered a lot of LayOut questions by webinar. This is a collection of question and answer webinar recordings that have touched on LayOut. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to LayOut and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: CAD and SketchUp Workflow Q&A

    CAD and SketchUp Workflow Q&A

    • 05:01:01
    • 4

    If CAD files are a part of your SketchUp-based workflow, chances are you have run into the same problems that we all have faced. Over time, we have answered a lot of CAD related questions by webinar. This is a collection of question and answer webinar recordings that have touched on CAD and SketchUp. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to CAD and SketchUp and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Rendering Q&A

    Rendering Q&A

    • 03:37:57
    • 3

    Interested in learning more about your SketchUp rendering options? Inside this series, we review VRay, SU Podium, IDX Renditioner and Piranesi and show you the basics of how to get started with each. Note: This is a collection of question and answer webinar recordings.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Advanced Modeling Tips & Tricks Q&A

    Advanced Modeling Tips & Tricks Q&A

    • 20:55:12
    • 18

    Have you ever seen something and wondered, "how would you model that in SketchUp?". We all have! Over time, we have answered quite a few of those types of questions in our webinars. This series is a collection of webinars that touched on advanced modeling tips & tricks for SketchUp. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to advanced modeling tips & tricks and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: SketchUp Plugins, Ruby Scripts & Extensions Q&A

    SketchUp Plugins, Ruby Scripts & Extensions Q&A

    • 05:46:51
    • 5

    One of the most powerful features of SketchUp is the ability to add extra functionality through the installation of Extensions (also known as: Plugins, Ruby Scripts, or Add-ons). Over time, we have reviewed some of the most popular extensions as a part of this series of question and answer webinar recordings. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to extensions and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: File Size Management Q&A

    File Size Management Q&A

    • 05:57:12
    • 4

    After working in SketchUp for a while, chances are that you will create a large file that begins to bog-down SketchUp and ultimately slow down your process. The good news is that there are some file management tips that can relieve some of the pain of working with large files. Take a look at this series of question and answer webinar recordings if you could use some pointers on working with bigger SketchUp files. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to file size management and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Creating Presentations Q&A

    Creating Presentations Q&A

    • 03:35:16
    • 3

    Looking for help with preparing your SketchUp model for Presentations and Animations? Check out this collection of question and answer webinar recordings that have touched on creating presentations from SketchUp. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to presentations and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Materials & Textures Q&A

    Materials & Textures Q&A

    • 12:39:22
    • 11

    Half of the battle of making your SketchUp model look nice lies in adding the right materials and textures. Fortunately for you, a lot of your peers have asked a number of questions on the topic already! Check out this collection of question and answer webinar recordings that have touched on working with materials and textures in SketchUp. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to materials or textures and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Dynamic Components Q&A

    Dynamic Components Q&A

    • 06:07:41
    • 5

    We recommend you start using and even making your dynamic components if you need objects in your model that have the smarts to change options like size, shape, color and more. In this collection of question and answer webinar recordings, we introduce the features and benefits of dynamic components in SketchUp. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to dynamic components and may also appear in other series.


  • SketchUp Tutorial Series: Geomodeling & Landscape Q&A

    Geomodeling & Landscape Q&A

    • 06:26:00
    • 7

    SketchUp is a great tool for working on landscape design or on designing structures in the context of their location in the world. Whether you need info on terrain modeling, working with satellite and geo-coordinates or learning how SketchUp can fit into a landscaping workflow, this collection of question and answer webinar recordings has you covered. Note: Some videos contain information unrelated to landscaping and geomodeling and may also appear in other series.