Learn to create custom textures, materials and styles that you can use in your SketchUp models, adding sophistication to your scenes
SketchUp offers a range of textures as standard, but it probably doesn’t have everything you’re looking for. This course teaches advanced techniques for creating custom textures, materials and styles that you can use in your SketchUp models.
Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.
The course can be tailored for each client to be relevant to the type of models and visualisations you require.
SketchUp courses are hosted by experts in 3D design, CGI and the production of visualisations and rendered images. They have been providing training in SketchUp and similar applications to industry for over 20 years.
Training guide and certificate
Course delegates receive:
- A comprehensive training guide for SketchUp, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
- An e-certificate confirming successful completion of SketchUp training. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following SketchUp training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their SketchUp trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of SketchUp, i.e. have attended our Introduction to SketchUp course or have equivalent knowledge.
Training can be based on any recent version of SketchUp to suit you, running on Windows or Mac.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for Sketchup training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
What are textures in SketchUp 3D
The Paint Bucket
Making new materials
Adding new bitmaps
Controlling the size of textures
What makes a tileable texture
How texture maps are made
Practice making tileable textures
Textures for LightUp
Textures for V-Ray
Limits to graphics and bitmaps
How to control sizes
How to mitigate hardware issues
Creating new scenes
Omitting scenes from animation
Using standard styles
Editing styles and updating scene tabs
Creating new styles
Saving new styles
New style names
Adding sky and foreground
Display options for presentation
Display options for modelling
Drawing with endpoints and extensions
Profile options for style management
Purging unused styles
Changing styles pre or post animation
Style changes in animation
Using layers and styles to tell a story