(PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week introduced its “Learning SketchUp 2013 Tutorial,” an introductory course teaching fundamental skills and best practices for new users designing in this popular 3D modeling program.
SketchUp is a 3D modeling program with applications in architecture, engineering, film, and game design. Key features include user friendly navigation and an online 3D Warehouse of model assemblies which SketchUp users can use in their own designs and contribute to.
Infinite Skills’ Learning SketchUp 2013 Tutorial teaches all the fundamental tools and techniques for getting started with SketchUp, providing a foundation of SketchUp skills that can be applied to any design practice.
Course author Daniel Brown is a recognized expert trainer for SketchUp and currently runs his own 3D modeling and training service, DV-3D. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Brown became a contractor for Google, working with SketchUp on Google Earth. He also wrote the curriculum and trained nationally for Google’s’ SketchUp training program.
Following a brief introduction, explaining basic navigation features such as toolbars and working with templates, Brown starts with the basics of drawing in SketchUp, covering tools for creating lines, arcs, circles, and more.
Brown then begins guiding students through the design of a house, starting with the roof, setting up measurements, organizing the model, and creating all the standard features of a house like doors and windows, kitchen installations, a fireplace, and more.
Brown then shows students how to use the 3D Warehouse by importing furniture models from its store of assemblies into the design, and then demonstrates how to finish the house by completing its exterior.
Once the design is complete, Brown dedicates several chapters to creating presentations with your SketchUp design, starting with a look at creating scenes and styles from the model, and going on to produce a rendering composite in Photoshop, add lighting and reflections to increase realism, and, finally, to create a presentation using Layout.
“SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling programs on the market,” Brown says. “This course is designed for beginners, and it will set you up to become an expert in any design profession.”
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Learning SkechUp 2013 training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its Learning SketchUp 2013 Training Video either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $49.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.