SketchUp training
Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp training

1 day
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

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 arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. We can provide your training in-class at one of our centres, at your venue, or online.

Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

In-class courses are proceeding as normal at all centres during the lockdown that started on 5 November 2020. To read more, see Training during lockdown.

We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Expert trainer

Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby, a highly experienced instructor who uses SketchUp extensively in his professional work.

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.

Prerequisites

Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of SketchUp, i.e. have attended our Introduction to SketchUp course or have equivalent knowledge.

SketchUp version

Training can be based on any recent version of SketchUp to suit you, running on Windows or Mac.

General information

General information

Course times

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

Payment for SketchUp training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

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.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

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

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Rod Cleasby

Rod Cleasby Autodesk Certified Instructor

Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments. 

AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.

Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.

Course content

Course content

What are textures in SketchUp 3D

 

The Paint Bucket

Making new materials

Adding new bitmaps

Controlling the size of textures

Updating textures

Exporting textures

Importing textures

 

What makes a tileable texture

How texture maps are made

Practice making tileable textures

 

Textures for LightUp

Bump maps

Normal maps

 

Textures for V-Ray

Diffuse maps

Glossy maps

Displacements maps

 

Positioning textures

Projected textures

Sampling textures

 

Limits to graphics and bitmaps

How to control sizes

How to mitigate hardware issues

 

Creating new scenes

Re-naming scenes

Re-ordering scenes

Omitting scenes from animation

Updating scenes

 

Style toolbar

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

Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a SketchUp course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the SketchUp training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp courses are presented by expert instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using SketchUp.
  • If you don’t have access to SketchUp software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.

 

It's business as usual during lockdown. All centres remain open for in-class courses. See Training during lockdown.