SketchUp intermediate training course, teaching existing users how to use more sophisticated features, and become more productive.
Building on the basics, this course teaches how to use commands for producing 3D models and visualisations of the quality associated with more expensive applications. Sessions cover:
- Further 3D modelling techniques.
- Creating and editing textures, scenes and styles.
- UVW mapping.
Delegates also learn a range of tips and tricks for becoming more productive using SketchUp.
Intermediate 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) Intermediate 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 training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in SketchUp.
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 Pro to suit you, running on Windows or Mac. Many of the techniques taught in this course can’t be carried out in SketchUp Make.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these 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 Intermediate SketchUp course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request Intermediate SketchUp course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
Beyond the basics – what is possible in SketchUp?
Intermediate modelling techniques
2D to 3D and Freeform
Controlling segments and face counts
Using Follow Me for Detailed modelling
Using Push Pull techniques
Layers and protocols
Choosing groups or components
Managing your textures
Controlling transition speed and delays
Tabs and updates
Understanding the Scenes Manager
Changing and updating scenes
Output for video
Getting to understand styles better
Saving and editing styles
Incorporating your style into your scene
2D graphics out
3D models out
Shortcuts for getting around SketchUp
Zoom, pan and rotate
Move, copy and scale
Where and how to add shortcuts
Understanding implied intersections
Magic Box modelling technique
Polygon modelling techniques
Projected UVW mapping
Adjusting mapping size
Adjusting mapping position
Mapping UVW origin
Shadows and daylight control
Using alpha channels
Preparing graphics with alpha channels
People and trees