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martha
20th Jun 2007, 11:39 am
Hi i'm interested in 3d modelling and I found this software: google sketchup free (http://www.softspecialist.com/Google-Sketchup-Free-263/Google-Sketchup-Free.htm) . It was a big surprise for me to see that it is from google!? I am a beginner in graphics domain and I would like to get some good and very simple tutorials to start with this sketchup. Thanks

CADken
20th Jun 2007, 01:25 pm
Hi i'm interested in 3d modelling and I found this software: google sketchup free (http://www.softspecialist.com/Google-Sketchup-Free-263/Google-Sketchup-Free.htm) . It was a big surprise for me to see that it is from google!? I am a beginner in graphics domain and I would like to get some good and very simple tutorials to start with this sketchup. Thanks

first off, i wouldn't download the program from anywhere else besides the from the sketchup website itself (your message comes across spam, like those messages, "hey i found this site (site link) and they offer $500 gift cards for shoppping, has anyone tried this??"

you can download the program right from the website (http://sketchup.google.com/download.html), and when you download the program there is built in tutorials, not to mention the website (sketchup's) has an online forum and a lot of tutorials :thumbsup:

website:
http://www.sketchup.com/

training availability:
http://www.sketchup.com/?section=training

video tutorials:
http://sketchup.google.com/vtutorials.html

f700es
20th Jun 2007, 01:25 pm
Hi Martha, welcome to the forum. SketchUp is great, isn't it? Google only bought SketchUp they didn't develop it. There are a bunch of videos on the SketchUp website that will show you how to use SketchUp. I believe that you can also access these under the Help menu in SketchUp. If you have a specific question please ask us. We have several members here that are pretty good at SketchUp (myself, Boofredly and even CADTutor himself). Good luck and have fun :)

CADken
20th Jun 2007, 01:29 pm
Hi Martha, welcome to the forum. SketchUp is great, isn't it? Google only bought SketchUp they didn't develop it. There are a bunch of videos on the SketchUp website that will show you how to use SketchUp. I believe that you can also access these under the Help menu in SketchUp. If you have a specific question please ask us. We have several members here that are pretty good at SketchUp (myself, Boofredly and even CADTutor himself). Good luck and have fun :)

here's a house i did with sketchup and the assistance of AutoCAD:
http://cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12936

SU is a power tool and can be quiet beneficial once you learn the ropes, it's very easy and the interface is designed pretty well, so navigation is fairly simple. it just takes some time to learn :thumbsup:

f700es
20th Jun 2007, 01:36 pm
Yeah I remember that one. Very nice :)

martha
20th Jun 2007, 04:20 pm
Thank you CADken and f700es for your advices. I was just looking to save my time. An advice from a friend makes more than hours of browsing.
I was more than happy to find a free 3D software and I can say that I am quite enthusiastic about sketchup.

CADken
20th Jun 2007, 06:14 pm
Yeah I remember that one. Very nice :)

why thanks man!


Thank you CADken and f700es for your advices. I was just looking to save my time. An advice from a friend makes more than hours of browsing.
I was more than happy to find a free 3D software and I can say that I am quite enthusiastic about sketchup.

anytime! SU is a fun program and after you get used to it, it's very easy to use and it's impressive what it can come up with :thumbsup: