SketchUp training
Advanced Textures and Styles in SketchUp training

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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 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.

Expert trainers

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.

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 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.


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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.


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

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Live online training.