This blog is not intended to discuss architecture but rather to
explore and learn an excellent yet free 3-D modeling software from
Google: SketchUp. However with its surprisingly ease of use, this
application might be just the one you need to reveal "the architect
The users of this Sketchup tutorial are absolute beginners who do
of any 3D modeling software or anyone else who wants to learn SketchUp
from square one. What you need is just a general knowledge of
using Microsoft Window applications, a little bandwidth and a lot of
time to have fun. Anything else is free ...
This Sketchup tutorial blog is structured more like a book with sections and chapters, than journal like postings as you would see in a normal blog. Therefore you can use this blog as you usually do when reading an e-book. The main organization of this Sketchup tutorial is as follows:
- Main Page. The Home page of this blog will always be this Welcome post. At the top of this page, news regarding updates to this blog will be posted along with information regarding SketchUp updates released by Google, or any news that I believe is relevant to this blog readers.
- The Left column. The left column is the Table
of Content of this book, which will be divided into
Sections and Chapters. Except for the first two sections (Welcome
and What is SketchUp), all Sections and Chapters
designed as step-by-step tutorials and that are to be done in
sequential order as each chapter is started where previous chapter left
off. However, a link to a base model is provided at the beginning of
each chapter in case you want to start directly with the chapter.
- The right column. This column will contain a General
section. Here we will discus Tips & Trick and SketchUp techniques
which are too lengthy to be part of any of the chapters. Another
section in this column is Freebies.
Every now and then I would post 3-D models and components that I have
created that might be of interest.
Each posting in this column can be read separately since each is an individual topic by itself.
This is a "show and tell" Sketchup tutorial. For each step
in the modeling process, there will be a general explanation in how
tool you need to use to finish the step. At the end of each step,
an animation is shown to have a clear understanding how it is done in
SkecthUp. I also provide you with a detailed list of steps taken in the
animation (especially in the first few chapters). In order not to
clutter the pages, these detailed steps are hidden until you click the
"Detailed Steps" button .
It is expected that by doing this Sketchup tutorial you can make 3d
your current and/or planned home and.or can seek inspiration from
sources to put into your SketchUp model .
As I am also writing a sister blog in Bahasa Indonesia, I hope this is not a way too tall order.