3D Modeling Course Outline

Online Interior Design Class Overview

  • Unit 1
  • Unit 2
  • Unit 3
  • Unit 4

Unit 1 Introduction to 3D Modeling with SketchUp

  • Lesson 1: Foundation of 3D Modeling and SketchUp

    In Lesson 1: Foundation of 3D Modeling and SketchUp, you will be introduced to 3D modeling in SketchUp. After a brief introduction to SketchUp's beginnings, you will become acquainted with the recommended technology for using SketchUp, features and tools in SketchUp, as well as the SketchUp workspace.

  • Lesson 2 Extensions & File and Folder Management

    In Lesson 2: Extensions & File and Folder Management, you will learn about the many extensions and plugins in SketchUp. You will study how to recognize different file types and how to organize your work and streamline your workflow through file management

  • Lesson 3 The Building Materials of SketchUp

    In Lesson 3: The Building Materials of SketchUp, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of modeling. You will study how to draw in SketchUp using the line tools, shapes, and arcs. You will also delve into the different types of templates and how to use them as well as starting from scratch modifying your own template.

  • Lesson 4 Exploring Templates in SketchUp

    In Lesson 4: Exploring Templates in SketchUp, you will study how to make SketchUp your own as you learn about templates. You will see how you can develop templates to fit your design needs and improve your workspace in SketchUp. Finally, you will learn how to add animation to your work to really take your presentations to the next level.

Unit 2 Building, Organizing and Enhancing the Model

  • Lesson 5: Creating and Modifying a Material Collection

    In Lesson 5: Creating and Modifying a Material Collection, you will delve into creating and modifying materials. Materials are what bring your 3D models into the real world. You will also learn about styles and enhance your understanding of how they can further improve your model. Finally, you will be learning about Dynamic components.

  • Lesson 6: Model Organizational Tools

    In Lesson 6: Model Organizational Tools, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of Grouping House Geometry. You will be able to identify the difference between adding basic and dynamic components and modeling interiors and exteriors. Furthermore, you will work to understand the different modeling interiors and exteriors types.

  • Lesson 7: Designing Techniques

    In Lesson 7: Designing Techniques, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of Geo-modeling. You will study how to recognize the difference between drawing a basic house with a hipped roof and adding 3D detail. You will demonstrate the adding 3D detail feature to highlight details in your model.

  • Lesson 8: Creating Models from Drawings

    In Lesson 8: Creating Models from Drawings, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of creating and animating a scene. You will study how to recognize the difference between modeling a house using an as-built drawing and a floorplan or drawing.

Unit 3 Working with Materials and LayOut Interface

  • Lesson 9: Animations and Photorealistic Rendering

    In Lesson 9: Animations and Photorealistic Rendering, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of virtual and augmented reality. You will study how to recognize the difference between rendering photorealistic, virtual, and augmented reality. Furthermore, you will learn how to use SketchUp animations to enhance the model.

  • Lesson 10: SketchUp LayOut Essentials & Interface

    In Lesson 10: SketchUp LayOut Essentials & Interface, you will dive into the tool LayOut in SketchUp. We will discuss the essentials of LayOut and the interface. You will consider the elements and principles of a model, paper space, and line control. Furthermore, you will become familiar with LayOut’s interface.

  • Lesson 11: SketchUp LayOut Tools and Workspace

    In Lesson 11: SketchUp LayOut Tools and Workspace, you will continue to work in LayOut with your 3D model in a 2D environment. You will become familiar with the LayOut tools and work on how to print and export a LayOut document.

  • Lesson 12: Adding Pre-Made Content into LayOut

    In Lesson 12: Adding Pre-Made Content into LayOut, you will be creating a new LayOut document, learning about how to use pre-made elements to improve your LayOut document, inserting text, images, and tables, as well as studying how to connect a scene in LayOut. You will improve your workflow by understanding when it is best to create a model and when it is best to use a premade model.You will also gain a better understanding of scenes and how to connect them.

Unit 4: Designing Models and Adding Features

  • In Lesson 13: Hatching and 3D Text

    In Lesson 13: Hatching and 3D Text, you will be introduced to two key aspects of modeling: hatching and 3D text. You will study how to apply the fundamentals of hatching to annotate the model. You will identify the difference between basic pattern fills and hatching. Then, you will explore the creation of three-dimensional typography in the SketchUp application.

  • Lesson 14: Features of Title Blocks

    In Lesson 14: Features of Title Blocks, you will explore the fundamentals of adding text, lines, shapes, accents, and details to a model. You will explore how to recognize the difference between adding titles and using title block templates in your model. You will demonstrate and understanding of title blocks in professional application and best practices for adding them to your model.

  • In Lesson 15: Making a Model from Drafting Plans

    In Lesson 15: Making a Model from Drafting Plans, you look at the process of creating a 3D model from a drafting plan. Create 3D floor plans and elevations from an existing floor plan, whether a raster image or computer-aided drafting file. Explore best practices, practical applications, and professional concerns for this highly-valued skill.

  • Lesson 16: Import, Export and Print

    In Lesson 16: Import, Export and Print, you will look at an extremely important aspect of the SketchUp workflow. You will learn the principles and techniques of importing existing models into your work. Then, you will identify ways to create a deliverable of your work, whether by exporting your document or printing your work.