Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Specialty Book: Modeling with SketchUp for Interior Design

The second book in the SketchUp Specialities Series is now officially released! (The first book is Modeling with SketchUp for 3D Printing.)

Drum roll....

Modeling with SketchUp for Interior Design

This book is an updated version of the book I wrote for Pearson Press back in 2011, when SketchUp 8 was current. This book is changed a bit and updated for SketchUp 2014. (If you're working with an earlier version of SketchUp, the projects in the book still work the same way; only a few icons have changed.)

If you're an instructor, the book works perfectly as a textbook. Each section contains a step-by-step project, followed by a "Model It Yourself" project that reinforces concepts, and can be used as class or home assignments. There are 40 of these projects. And each chapter comes with a set of review questions.

What's covered in this book? You can see the entire book's contents here, and here is a list of topics:
  • Modeling an empty room
  • Furnishing a room with 3D Warehouse models, correcting common model errors
  • Modeling furniture from scratch (straight and curved pieces including tables, sofas, cabinets)
  • Working with colors and materials (changing base colors, resizing, texture positioning)
  • Working with digital images ("free pin" positioning, tracing, modeling based on a photo)
  • Kitchen design (dynamic components, cabinet plans, counters and sinks)
  • Model presentation (layers and scenes, presenting multiple design or material options, walk-throughs)
  • Working drawings (labels, dimensions, plans)
  • Additional resources (tutorials, models, rendering applications)
If you're an instructor and you're interested in viewing an evaluation PDF of this book, please email us to receive a copy. Be sure to let us know where and what you teach.

Here's the link again for this great new book. Enjoy!


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