mastersketchup.com - easy to follow tutorials by Matt Donley. Really easy. Sometimes I have no patience to watch youtube lessons, some of them are far too slow and boring. Matt Donley have got a talent to explain the essentials in a minimum words. I was very pleased to realize that I know many of those tricks, but there were several vital bits, for example I was looking for the way to align the objects and I found it here. I will definitely come back to explore every tutorial on his web site.
Another great web resource for tutorials, tips and tricks. SketchUp is my unbeatable choice for 3D modelling, but what to choose for rendering? When I make time to explore this site I will know the answer
Check out these video tutorials on YouTube: starting from very basics, good voice over and clear picture.
I am waiting for my marks… waiting… WAITING…
There is another stuff to do while I am waiting. Sketch book, Curtains book, History of Styles book and 3D modelling. I found the book I was looking for – it is Rendering in Sketch Up by Daniel Tal. The book serves as a beginner rendering manual and reference guide to further develop rendering skills. The great thing is that it gives a review for several rendering plug ins. It exists in kindle version too, but I personally did not get used to the kindle bookmark system yet, so after some hesitation I bought the paper one. I just paid for it at Amazon, in customer reviews they say it is easy to read, I hope I will find it easy too as there are more than 600 pages in it
I have to move my milestone for another month again… But yesterday I found a great news on the student forum:
We have made the decision that any students with previous CAD experience are now able to submit their work on CAD from the start of the course. If however you do not have experience please submit your hand drawings as usual.
Assistant to the Head of Open Learning
So I am using sketch up for my home cinema project and feeling a bit more motivated
I discovered it today, a new render for SketchUp, there is free version exists. Looking great, video tutorials available. Will try this weekend.
My dearest friend Elvira just bought an apartments in a brand new block in Almaty. There are 100 square meters generally and only one bedroom. She wants to rearrange the space making two bedrooms for herself and her little daughter.
My friends and relatives are kindly let me to practice with their interiors. My parents in Novosibirsk do some refurbishment in their new flat. To save the space they demolished the wall between bedroom and hall and intending to build the storage instead. The storage will work as the wall too.
As soon as I started to rework my axonometry (project 3.2) I found that I do not like this bathroom anymore. It is not contemporary enough, I feel that the space can be used better, customer wanted the limestone or glass basins, the gap between bath and wall is too narrow. I need to rework it totally from the scratch. I know it is stupid to create more work for myself when nobody asked. But I know what is going to happen next – I will hate this project more and more and I would not be happy with final view of rendered axonometry. Interior design supposed to be my dream job, so it is just not right to work on something I do not like anymore. Several steps back – start from concept board and walls.
Some time ago I found the web site of Helena and Adam Michel who create a stunning interiors in SketchUp and render them in SU Podium. These are the best interiors made with SketchUp and Podium I have seen so far. Couple days ago I found that they offering training in 3D visualisation. I will go there to learn this magic.