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SketchUp 8 is the latest version of the massively popular 3D modeling package from Google. The Pro version of SketchUp adds many valuable features for the professional user including advanced importers and exporters, Dynamic Component authoring, Style Builder, and Layout to the already outstanding tools found in the free version. This course is designed to spotlight the new features in version 8 and extensively cover the Pro version features. Author and artist Jason Maranto puts a particular emphasis on designing compelling user interactions with Dynamic Components and creating page layouts using your SketchUp models in Layout. This easy-to-follow course will really help you to maximize SketchUp Pro's potential. Work files are included. Get started now by clicking the links below!
Hello and welcome to Google SketchUp Pro Version 8. My name is Jason Maranto and I will be your guide for this training. Before we begin I should tell you that I've already done a training series for the free version of SketchUp 7, and since almost all of that series is still valid for Version 8 I'm not going to cover any of the basic functionality of SketchUp again. Any changes between the two I will cover in the first few chapters of the series to get you caught up quickly. So, why go Pro? After all SketchUp is free and the Pro Version cost about 500.00. Well there are a few very good reasons, first you can only create Dynamic Components in the Pro version and Dynamic Components are an incredibly powerful feature that will take your productivity to a new level when you master them. Second, LayOut only comes with the Pro version and it has a ton of power for everything from drafting to presentations to page layout, all directly utilizing your SketchUp models, scenes and styles natively. Third, the new Solids feature is a huge productivity booster by giving you access to superfast Boolean operations. And last of all if you want to create the look of your own hand-drawn sketches for presentations of your SketchUp models there is no better way to do that than Style Builder and it only comes with the Pro version of SketchUp. In addition to all of that the Pro version also comes with several additional importers and exporters not available in the free version, which will allow you to move your 3D assets from program to program more efficiently. Also, a slightly hidden benefit of the Pro version is a C PlusPlus API, in the free version there is only the Ruby API, which is used for the vast majority of plug-ins to SketchUp. With the inclusion of the C PlusPlus API in the Pro version, third party developers have even more power to develop support for SketchUp. An excellent example of this would be a Maxwell Render, which is a wonderful render engine that has a SketchUp Pro plug-in which utilizes the C PlusPlus API to reduce the time of export of a SketchUp file to Render in seconds instead of taking minutes like it would with a Ruby API, which is certainly attractive to deadline sensitive professionals. And if that wasn't enough you also get direct tech support from SketchUp as well, truly SketchUp Pro is money well spent and my goal with this training series is to help you get even more than your money's worth, I hope you enjoy it and thank you.
- Course: Google SketchUp Pro 8
- Author: Jason Maranto
- SKU: 34195
- ISBN: 1-936334-75-5
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Animation & 3D
- The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.