Architectural Design with SketchUp: Component-Based Modeling, Plugins, Rendering, and Scripting

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 20, 2012 - Architecture - 320 pages
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“… the book is wonderfully illustrated with full color and descriptive images that complement each tutorial or exercise. Alex’s teaching background really rings through as every item is nicely structured and very informative.  Overall Alex’s  book is a winner. Well structured, illustrated and most of all easy to read and understand. While the overall theme is based in architecture, the techniques can be applied to any discipline and the wide range of topics covered are excellently delivered.”

-Richard O’Brien, CatchUp Editor, the official SketchUcation newsletter





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  • Handy sidebars throughout the book cover fundamentals and background information
  • End-of-chapter exercises help readers master new skills and techniques
  • A robust companion website includes helpful videos, sample files, and plug-ins
 

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Contents

How Does SketchUp Fit into the Designers Toolbox?
Using SketchUptoInform YourDesigns
UsingPlugins Effectively
Rendering inSketchUp
Creating GeometryUsing RubyScripting
SketchUp Quick Reference Cards
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ALEXANDER C. SCHREYER is a Lecturer in the Building and Construction Technology program and the Architecture + Design program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He teaches AEC CAD/BIM modeling and visualization, courses in materials and methods of construction, and structural design of wood. He is currently an active member of the SketchUp beta-testing team, and owns the popular blog alexschreyer.net.

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