Students will be introduced to a popular modeling/presentation software package used in architecture, engineering, and design firms. Topics include how to model buildings from floor plans, how to incorporate geolocation information from Google Earth in those models, and how to utilize the Google 3D Warehouse. Software used is the most current version of (free) SketchUp. 1 hr. lecture/wk.
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the software work environment.
- Set up the user interface.
- Create a model.
- Apply styles.
- Make groups and components.
- Make lathed and intersecting shapes.
- Organize the model.
- Apply embellishments.
- Present the model.
- Share and collaborate on models.
- Print the model to scale.
- Find plug-ins and extensions.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. SketchUp Work Environment A. Download SketchUp and launch from a desktop icon. B. Demonstrate the function of the drawing field, dialog boxes and context menus. C. Describe the function and use of the Value Control Box and menu bars. D. Utilize the Help Center and free online resources. II. User Interface A. Select template settings. B. Arrange the drawing field. C. Hide, view and dock tool bars. D. Customize the user interface. III. Model Creation A. Illustrate how “stickiness” works. B. Illustrate the inference engine. C. Show how the editing tools work. IV. Styles A. Define how to apply paint. B. Apply shade and shadow. C. Define how to apply color and texture. V. Groups and Components A. Define the difference between Groups and Components. B. Explore the Edit Component feature. C. Explode groups and components. D. Utilize dynamic components. VI. Lathed and Intersecting Shapes A. Make lathed forms with the “Follow Me” tool. B. Apply the “Intersect with Model” tool. C. Make organic forms. D. Illustrate how to use the "Sandbox" tools. VII. Model Organization A. Use the Outliner. B. Create and name layers. C. Purge layers. D. Move layer content to other layers. VIII. Embellishments A. Apply photo-matching. B. Edit textures. C. Model on top of photo textures. IX. Model Presentation A. Set the field of view. B. Create a scene. C. Create animation display. X. Sharing and Collaboration A. Demonstrate Google Earth. B. Bring geolocator information into a SketchUp model. C. Upload your model to the Google 3D Warehouse. XI. Printing A. Print to scale. B. Export to a jpg file. C. Understand the print dialog box options. XII. Plugins and Extensions A. Find and use popular plugins and extensions. B. Install and utilize fonts and scripts. C. Navigate a plug-in toolbar.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
Tests and Final Exam 15% - 25% Lab Assignments/Homework 75% - 85% Total: 100% 90 -100% A 80 - 90% B 70 - 80% C 60 - 70% D Below 60% F
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