Sketchup For Visualisation


This course for intermediate users is targeted towards architects and designers that want to delve deeper into Sketchup's imaging capabilities. We look at the more complex operations in Sketchup and introduce a number of techniques that utilise Sketchup's style palette to enhance the "Sketchy" rendering possibilities from its standard output. We look at fly-through animations, using the base program and alternative methods that produce better results, as well as photomontages (compositing) and the use of an inexpensive but very popular 3rd party rendering plugin that is easy to use while still producing excellent results. All classes use the professional version, Sketchup Pro, and this course uses secondary image editing and video editing software.

These items are covered in the course:

    • Basic image generation, and resolution variation
    • Dissection of the styles palette, line settings, watermarks and image options
    • Use of image editing software to create different effects
    • Composition and framing tips to enhance your imaging
    • Setup and generation of sketchy fly-through animations
    • Photomatching tool operation
    • Preparation for photomatching, site considerations and photo taking tips
    • Advanced texturing
    • Preparation of textures, use of image files in rendering and alpha channel
    • Finding graphic resources online and creation of your own materials and components
    • Photorealistic rendering using Twilight Render and Sketchup
    • Photorealistic texture attributes and settings
    • Use of daylight and artificial lighting
    • Explanation and use of environment maps
    • Photorealistic fly-through animations

Please note that you will require access to the following additional third party software to complete this course successfully:


Image Editor (Note other Photoshop clones may be used)
Pixelmator AUD$50
Animation Compiler
VirtualDub AUD$Free
Rendering Plugin

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Should you have any questions or require assistance, the course includes 12 months Skype/email/phone/video support from the date of purchase.

Online Course: AUD$275

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