If you’re looking for the best 3D modeling software, you’ve come to the right place. SketchUp 2015 is the latest release from Trimble, and it’s packed with new features and improvements. Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, SketchUp is easy to use and provides everything you need to create stunning 3D models.
SketchUp 2015: New Features
In SketchUp 2015, we’ve focused on making you more productive. We’ve also listened to your suggestions and created some great new features. Here are some of the highlights:
– Puppet Warp: This new feature lets you easily deform part of your model by “warping” it around a virtual armature.
– Smarter Dimensions: We’ve made it easier to control the placement and appearance of dimensions in your model. You can now also use dimensions to create construction geometry.
– Layout Text Editing: You can now edit text directly in LayOut without switching back to SketchUp. Just double-click on a text box to start editing.
– High-Resolution Export: We’ve got you covered if you need to export your SketchUp models at a high resolution. You can now export PNG images up to 4x your monitor size.
SketchUp 2015: Tips & Tricks
This helpful guide provides tips and tricks for SketchUp 2015, the powerful 3D modeling software. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, you’ll find plenty of helpful information here.
This guide covers the following topics:
-Getting started with SketchUp 2015
-Drawing and editing in SketchUp 2015
-Working with groups and components in SketchUp 2015
-Adding textures and colors in SketchUp 2015
-Creating landscape designs in SketchUp 2015
-Making photo-realistic images in SketchUp 2015
SketchUp 2015: Beginner’s Guide
When it comes to intuitive 3D modeling software, it doesn’t get much easier to use than SketchUp. The latest version – SketchUp 2015 – is packed with new features but still manages to be easy for anyone who’s never done any 3D modeling before. In this SketchUp 2015: Beginner’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to the world of 3D modeling in SketchUp. You’ll learn the basics of how to navigate around your model, how to use some of the critical tools, and how to start creating your 3D designs from scratch.
SketchUp 2015: Intermediate Guide
SketchUp 2015 is a powerful yet easy-to-use 3D modeling tool designed for architects, engineers, construction professionals, and landscape architects. This guide will help you get the most out of SketchUp 2015 and take your skills to the next level.
You’ll learn how to:
-Model in 3D using SketchUp 2015
-Create accurate models using dimensions and inference lines
-Use groups and components to model complex geometry efficiently
-Apply textures and colors to create realistic renderings
-Generate 2D drawings from your 3D models.
SketchUp 2015: Advanced Guide
This is a guide to the advanced features of SketchUp 2015. If you’re new to SketchUp or want to learn the basics, check out our other guides first.
In this guide, we’ll cover the following:
– The new tools and features in SketchUp 2015
– How to use SketchUp’s advanced modeling tools
– Tips and Tricks for power users
– How to extend SketchUp with plugins
This is a guide for installing and using SketchUp 2015 plugins.
Not all SketchUp 2015 plugins are compatible with the Windows and Mac versions of SketchUp 2015. If you are using a Mac, please check the plugin developers’ website to see if they have a version of the plugin that is compatible with your operating system.
To install a SketchUp 2015 plugin:
1. Download the plugin file from the internet.
2. Unzip the file if it is in a zipped format.
3. Open SketchUp 2015 and select ‘Window’> ‘Preferences’ (Microsoft Windows) or ‘SketchUp’> ‘Preferences’ (Mac OS X).
4. In the Preferences dialog, select ‘Extensions.’
5. Click the ‘Install Extension’ button at the bottom of the dialog.
6. Locate and select the plugin file on your computer and click ‘Open.’
7. The plugin will now be installed and should appear in the list of installed extensions.
This guide provides an overview of the rendering process in SketchUp 2015. Use this guide to create photo-realistic or stylized images from your SketchUp models.
The first thing you need to do is set up your SketchUp model for rendering. This involves adding materials and lighting to your model and adjusting your camera view.
Once your model is set up, you can choose a renderer and start rendering your image. SketchUp 2015 includes the default Ray Trace renderer and the new Artistic Style Renderer.
The Ray Trace renderer produces photo-realistic images, while the Artistic Style Renderer produces images with a more hand-drawn look.
Rendering an image can take some time, depending on the complexity of your model and the quality of the image you’re trying to produce. However, SketchUp 2015 includes a new feature called On Demand Rendering that lets you render only the parts of your image that you’re working on, so you don’t have to wait for the entire image to render before you can see your results.
Once your rendering is complete, you can save it as an image file (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc.) that can be shared with others or used in other applications.
SketchUp 2015 has a new feature that allows you to create animations directly in SketchUp. This guide will show you how to use the new Animation tools to create an animation of a simple bouncing ball.
1. Create a new SketchUp file.
2. Using the Rectangle Tool, draw a square.
3. With the square still selected, go to Edit>Push/Pull and pull the square up into a 3D cube.
4. With the Cube still selected, go to Window>Animation and click the Create Animation button.
5. In the Animations window that appears, click on the Add Animation button and choose Position from the menu that appears.
6. In the Add Position Animation window, ensure that the Cube is selected in the drop-down menu and then click on the OK button.
7. Now, to animate the Cube, we need to set keyframes at different points in time. A keyframe is a snapshot of an object’s location at a specific time in an animation. To set a keyframe, ensure your Timeline is visible (go to Window>Timeline). Then, move your cursor to the point in time where you want to set a keyframe and click on the Set Keyframe button (which looks like a small circle).
8. You should see a small yellow dot on your Timeline; this indicates that a keyframe has been set then.
There’s a new SketchUp in town! The 2015 edition brings a slew of improvements, not the least of which is better collaboration. With the new Trim/Extend tool, for example, you can trim and extend objects without selecting them first. And when you make a change to one object, the others update automatically — no more fiddling with layers and particular views!
To learn more about how to take advantage of these new collaboration features in SketchUp 2015, check out our step-by-step guide below.
1. Set up your project
Before collaborating on a SketchUp model, it’s crucial to set up your project correctly. That means creating a shared folder where all team members can access the latest version of the model.
2. Assign tasks
Once your project is set up, it’s time to start assigning tasks. To make things easier for everyone, creating a task list that outlines who is responsible for what is helpful. That way, everyone knows what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.
3. Make changes and track progress
Making changes to a SketchUp model is easy — use the new Trim/Extend tool! As you make changes, be sure to track progress using the Revision History feature. That way, you can easily see who made what changes and when they were made.
4. Resolve conflicts
You may have conflicts if two people try to change the same thing simultaneously. To resolve these conflicts, open up the model and revert to an earlier version. Then, have each person make their changes again, one at a time, until everyone is happy with the final version of the model.
SketchUp 2015 is a powerful yet easy-to-use 3D modeling program that can be used for everything from designing buildings and landscapes to creating illustrations and presentations. The secret to SketchUp’s versatility is its intuitive tools and user-friendly interface, which make it easy to create anything you can imagine.
This guide will walk you through the SketchUp workflow from start to finish so that you can take advantage of all SketchUp offers. We’ll cover everything from creating your first model to adding texture, lighting, and animation. By the end of this guide, you’ll be a SketchUp pro!
- Operating System: Windows 7 or later, or macOS 10.10 or later
- CPU: 1 GHz processor or faster (dual-core recommended)
- Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
- Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB of memory and support for OpenGL 3.0 or later
- Display: 1024×768 resolution or higher
- Hard Drive: 500 MB free disk space for installation and additional space for storing models and textures
- Internet connection: Required for installation, licensing, and to use some features such as 3D Warehouse and Extension Warehouse