Best Sketchup Courses

Find the best online Sketchup Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Sketchup Courses.

Sketchup Architect Beginner Fast Track

Learn the fundamental tools necessary to model with SketchUp

Created by Thomas Soltren - Architectural Designer

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Students: 22516, Price: Free

Students: 22516, Price:  Free

This course is designed for beginners and those who want to gain a solid foundation with SketchUp.  We will go over getting started with SketchUp and how to use the most common tools used to build architectural models.  We will also go over some useful tips I have learned along the way.  Lets get started

VR in Unity: A Beginner’s Guide

Go from "I've no idea what I'm doing" to "I've very little idea what I'm doing", for FREE.

Created by Mark Suter - High School Teacher

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Students: 17583, Price: Free

Students: 17583, Price:  Free

Make CORN HOLE in VR!

Intended for absolute beginners, this is a guerrilla-style approach to getting a VR app up and running quickly, with very little peripheral teaching of WHY were doing any of it. Sections 1 + 2 don't involve any actual coding, and get you started quickly. Coding takes place in the (in development...my students co-producing with me left for summer break! The nerve!) section 3 and beyond.

I teach a high school "Intro to Programming" class, and I'm making this to help them, and maybe others at the same time. This is all recorded in my classroom, March, April, May of 2018.

I planned to resume adding to this course in Sept 2018 and Spring 2019 with more Graphical User Interface (GUI) development and some beginner level coding, but have shifted effort into making a more polished version of this course for Unity itself. It will also be free, and published on the Unity site around May 2019.

You should dabble in Unity beforehand, maybe try the "Roll-a-Ball" tutorial on Unity's website just to familiarize yourself with the Unity interface.

I will be using Unity software, version 2017.3.

Lumion for Architects

Learn basic to advanced techniques of using Lumion with Sketchup to render a fully animated architectural video.

Created by Sam Lytle - 3D Visualization Specialist and Owner of Civil FX

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Students: 15421, Price: Free

Students: 15421, Price:  Free

Lumion is a powerful tool for architects, landscape architects and other designers and is making its way into more and more studios and offices. The ease of the interface and workflow within this software along with the ability to make 3D models from a variety of software programs look fantastic makes Lumion great resource to have.

While almost anyone can pick up Lumion and learn the basics, there are also more advanced techniques that some users aren't even aware of. In Lumion for Architects we approach this software with the expectation that you will learn the basics along with a few tricks that will really take your renders and animations to the next level including the grid technique that allows construction phasing and other animations, time lapse videos and how to use advanced move for technical animations.

One of the best parts about this course is that the 3D models are available as part of the course work. You can join Sam step-by-step as you assemble the same museum that you will see in the instructional videos and he even shows you how you can show off your final render with the world.

While this course is designed with an architect in mind, it will be valuable for anyone trying to get the most out of Lumion. As a matter of fact, while Sam owns his own 3D visualization studio, he is an engineer by trade rather than an architect. (If you are an architect, no hard feelings... right?)

We look forward to you joining us in Lumion for Architects!

Master SketchUp – A Definitive Guide From Infinite Skills

A easy to follow SketchUp course that teaches using practical examples.

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 14622, Price: $49.99

Students: 14622, Price:  Paid

This SketchUp 2013 training course from Infinite Skills teaches you how to model a home from scratch using this popular 3D modeling program. This tutorial is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUP or 3D modeling is required.


You will start by learning the basics of the drawing tools, and then quickly jump into learning to create different roof types. This course will show you how to organize the model, including creating the second floor and additional openings, using the outliner, and viewing layer states of the model. This video tutorial will show you how to create the different parts of a home, including the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to add furniture using the 3D warehouse and model the furniture from a photograph. You will then move to creating the exterior of the home, from setting the building in place to adding solar panels. Finally, Dan will show you various exporting options and how to create a rendering and animation.

By the completion of this computer based training course, you will be comfortable using many of the basic and complex tools in SketchUp. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

The Maxx You Project How To: Design a Uniquely-You Space

Interior designer and television host Genevieve Gorder will teach you her design secrets to help unlock your best you.

Created by The Maxx You Project How To - maxx you with us

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Students: 13056, Price: Free

Students: 13056, Price:  Free

Join interior designer and television personality Genevieve Gorder as she teaches you how to design a space that brings out your best you. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, Genevieve will share with you her design secrets that she’s picked up along the way. Her 5 rules that rule will serve as a roadmap on your next interior design project. You will put her lessons into practice, so you can design a space for the unfiltered, authentic you.

Are you ready to design from the heart?

This class is a part of The Maxx You Project, which is a community that encourages women to embrace their own individuality – together. You can join the growing community in The Maxx You Project Facebook Group.

The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design

Become an Expert in Modelling, Rendering and Post-Production with Sketchup, Vray and Photoshop in under 7 hours

Created by Manish Paul Simon - Architect | 3D Artist | BIM Consultant

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Students: 11407, Price: $109.99

Students: 11407, Price:  Paid

You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup & Vray course for Interior Design. With over 10,000+ students enrolled and hundreds of 5 star reviews to date, these comprehensive Sketchup & Vray tutorials cover everything you'll ever need.

>>> Updated at the end of February 2021 (BRAND NEW VRAY 5 + SKETCHUP 2021 SECTION on how to create a Photorealistic Chic Bedroom) <<<

Shruti says, "Yes, I absolutely love this course and have gained so much knowledge ever since I started these lessons. Would definitely recommend this to my friends who would like to brush up on their basics as well as learn the fine details in designing on a software like Sketch up."

Aparna says, "Just Wonderful! Before this course, I only know how to click interactive render without even adding any lights or settings. Now I know, whats Interactive and Main rendering is, lights, materials, plugins, settings etc. Loved learning this course and also instant clarification of doubts."

Jhoe says, "Excellent SketchUp course! The instructor utilizes the power of SketchUp and Vray with Post-Production...and very easy to follow. Highly recommended!"

This course is designed to jumpstart your Sketchup, Vray & Interior Design Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step with a Real-Life Apartment Project and get you up & running to design your favorite Interior Design space efficiently, quickly and in the right way.

Why this Course?

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essentials tools to design a bedroom, modular kitchen & more - Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Sketchup workflow.

  • Downloadable Resources - Exercise files like Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step.

  • Learn from an Expert - I've been using Sketchup for over 10 years and I will be sharing all my skills and secrets which has helped me model faster, efficiently and most importantly, amaze my clients.

  • Monthly Updates - This course will be updated on a monthly basis with new high quality tutorials and resources and you will get an in-depth understanding of how to design a modern contemporary bedroom, modular kitchen & more.

  • Taught by an Architect & Interior Designer - We not only learn about modelling & rendering in Sketchup, but you will also learn useful interior design tips, standards, and secrets along the way from the instructor who has over 6+ years experience in the Industry.

  • Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library - All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Interior Design space worth over 150$. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials.

Who is this Course For?

  • Interior Designers

  • Architects

  • Students of Architecture & Interior Design

  • Hobbyists

  • Construction Professionals

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Modelling in Sketchup

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup

(note that this course will be taught on the windows version but the same techniques can be applied in Mac as well)

What you will Learn?

It is crucial that when you learn Sketchup, you start with the right fundamentals (which is also easy to pickup). Once you've picked up on the fundamentals of 3D Modelling, we jump into more advanced topics using specific Sketchup plugins, to take your modelling to the Next Level.

This course is divided into Six Sections

Prior to Section 01, we will have the introduction and how to install Sketchup, Vray & all the essential plugins

Section 01 - Introduction to Sketchup

In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals

  • Introduction to Sketchup Interface

  • Introduction to Sketchup Tools.

  • Introduction to Sketchup Default Tray

Section 02 - Sketchup (Modeling a Contemporary Bedroom)

In Section 02, we will start with the fundamentals

  • We will learn to import images & CAD into Sketchup

  • How to model our walls, floors, ceilings, doors & windows.

  • How to model our Bedroom Placeholders

  • How to model our Wardrobes, Study Tables, & TV Units.

    We then learn some Advanced Sketchup Modelling Taught in this Course

  • Learn to model Beds using the  Artisan Tools & SubD

  • Learn to model Curtains using Clothworks

  • Learn to model Blankets & Pillows using the Clothworks tool.

  • Create a Studio and import from 3D Warehouse the Right Way!

  • Create a Bean Bag in the Studio

Section 03 - Introduction to Vray Next for Sketchup

In Section 03, we jump into the world of photorealistic rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup.

  • We will be introduced to the Vray Interface & the Vray Asset Editor

  • We will learn how to set-up Vray Lights in our Bedroom and use an important lighting system. (Photographic Approach with the Archgyan Lighting System)

  • We will learn to create Vray materials like metal, cloth, wood, glass, glossy, matte laminate sheets.

  • We will also learn to use Vray-Fur to create rugs & carpets, Vray-Infinite plane, Render elements, ands loads more.

  • Finally we learn how to render our final image using vray settings and also learn post production techniques using Photoshop.

Section 04 - Model & Render a Swing Wardrobe with Sketchup & Vray Next (Added in March 2020)

In this bonus section, we will learn how to create a Swing Wardrobe in Sketchup as per interior design standards. We will learn the importance of composition and how to render the swing wardrobe in a Studio setting using Vray Next.

Section 05 - Design & Render a Modular Kitchen with Sketchup 2020 & Vray Next (Added in April 2020)

In this section, we will learn to model and render a Modular Kitchen. We will learn about the various standards, vray materials, lights and more to create an amazing looking Night Render of our Kitchen. We will also learn how to change material colours on Photoshop instead of re-rendering them on Sketchup.

Section 06 - Design & Render a Contemporary Bathroom (Added in May 2020)

Here's what you will learn in this section

  1. Create a Vray Library in the Vray Asset Editor
    This will help you create your best Vray Library which you can reuse for all future work, modeling & rendering. Plus, I will be sharing the Exclusive Archgyan Vray Library with you.

  2. Creating Multiple Options in the Same View
    You will learn to create multiple options for the same views by leveraging Tags (Layers) & Scenes. This is going to be super useful for all those Interior Designers out there.

  3. Create New Materials
    We will learn about various new maps like the falloff maps, edges maps and more. We will learn to create bathroom wall tiles using in-built Vray Maps and much more.

  4. Add Vray Lights in a New Way
    We will learn how to add lights in a new way and help you easily change the direction, cone angles & the penumbra angle of spotlights.

  5. Leveraging VFB History

    We will learn to render a photorealistic bathroom plus we will learn to leverage VFB History to check out before & after of Renders.

Section 07 - Advanced Modeling in Sketchup

In this section will learn to use plugins to create beanbags, tufted headboards, parametric shapes and a whole lot more.

Section 08 - Student Q/A Videos

We help enhance your renders and point out areas of improvement which benefits other students as well.

Section 10 - Model & Render a Photorealistic Chic Bedroom (BRAND NEW SECTION - UPDATED ON FEB 2021)

In this section, we will learn to use the latest versions of both Vray and Sketchup, namely Vray 5 and Sketchup 2021 respectively, to model, render and post produce a Contemporary Chic Bedroom. We will also showcase some additional plugins which come in really handy while designing interiors such as profile builder, floor generator and sketchuv. Towards the end of the section, we create an additional sectional perspective render which would definitely "wow" your clients.

This is not a create and forget course. We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to future section on a monthly basis. We will be updating our course description here as and when we release new tutorials and downloadable resources.

Special Features Provided

  • Downloadable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings

  • Exclusive Student Group on Facebook

  • Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library for Interior Design

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray Next, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.

Design a Room with Google SketchUp Make 15.3

A guide to model and texture the room

Created by Andrew Magdy Kamal - Founder of Mentors4EDU

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Students: 7098, Price: Free

Students: 7098, Price:  Free

This course teaches you how to use Google Sketchup 15.3, which is one of Google's premium design software. We are specifically teaching you different elements, texturing and overall creating a room. This will provide you with the basic fundamentals behind Google Sketchup as well as Make 15.3. The course is divided into 6 videos and put as a 30 minute introductory course to teach you the basics you need to know to start using Sketchup today.

  1. Learn User Experience
  2. Get Introduced to Elements and Texturing
  3. Learn the basic features of Google Sketchup

So what are you waiting for!!! Get started today, and you will be glad you did!!!

SOLAR ENERGY Design Course(With SketchUp & PVSYST)

ON_GRID Solar Energy Course. Components, Site survey, Design, SOFTWARES,Pricing ,Technical & finanical Reports

Created by Noor Aldeen Najdeah - PV Department Manager at Climatech Sa

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Students: 6279, Price: Free

Students: 6279, Price:  Free

  • The Solar Energy course (from zero to complete design), will give you exactly what you need to know about solar system to start your career path or build your own system

  • One of the MOST IMPORTANT features of this course is that you will learn the design through specialized design software (PVSYST & SketchUp) through which you can visualize the shape of the system and analyze the shadow, and calculate the energy yield

  • In this course, you will learn what the solar system is and what its main components are, and explain each of them in a practical way

  • You will also learn the installation procedure of the practical system, aesthetics, and appearance

  • With the practical examples, you will be able to build full Visualization about the real field and how you can deal with it professionally

  • You will learn how to price the system and the calculation of simple Payback period

  • You will also be able to make a technical and financial report professionally for your customers or the company you work with

Design your Room Using Sketchup

Learn the principles of interior design and how to use SketchUp to make a 3D model of a bedroom's layout and décor.

Created by Rebecca Robeson - Interior Design Guru

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Students: 4958, Price: $19.99

Students: 4958, Price:  Paid

This course will guide you through two exciting elements of design: the SketchUp 3D modeling program and the interior design principles that have allowed the instructor and interior designer, Rebecca Robeson, to create award-winning bedrooms.

If you're interested in interior design, even if it's just to improve the way your home flows and feels, this fun course will show you how to apply basic design techniques that will make your home look like it was professionally designed.

Master Basic Interior Design Principles You Can Easily Apply

  • Create a virtual model of a sample bedroom using SketchUp
  • Learn how to properly arrange furniture to make the most of a bedroom space
  • Choose the best paint colors, accessories, and lighting for a bedroom

Use the SketchUp 3D Modeling Program to Design the Perfect Bedroom

Whether you're an interior designer, someone who's interested in interior design, or someone who simply wants to make their home look its best, this course will show you how to download and use the easy-to-learn interior design program, SketchUp, to design a samplebedroom.

Once you're comfortable designing this sample bedroom, you can then use the same principles to create your own dream bedroom as well as other rooms throughout your home.

Contents and Overview

The first half of this course will focus on how to use SketchUp.

You'll download it, set up your toolbar, and create the walls of your room. You'll also master the paint tool, as well as the doors, windows, and component library.

Once the room is set up as a 3D model, you can move on to the second half of the course, which focuses on decorating a bedroom virtually before tackling it in the real world.

You'll begin with furniture placement so you can set every piece of furniture, from your bed to your nightstand, in its optimal place. This includes choosing the right wall that your bed should be placed against.

A great design also encompasses the right wall colors and artwork, so you'll tackle how to select the best wall colors, and you'll understand the role that art plays in your design so you can choose the right pieces to display.

Accessories and lighting, as well as area rugs and window treatments, will serve to complete the look of your sample bedroom and bring everything together, so you'll learn how to find complementary décor and where to place it.

By the end of this course, you'll know how to use SketchUp to create customized designs for every room in your home, not just your bedroom. You will be ready to move on to the next level by creating your own completely scaled bedroom, providing you the opportunity to design your own virtual reality dream bedroom.

You'll even be invited to post screenshots of your design on the Robeson Design Facebook page to show off your new skills.

Vray Next + Sketchup 2019: Creating a Kitchen for Beginners

Learn to model and render a photorealistic Kitchen with this Archgyan Course.

Created by Manish Paul Simon - Architect | 3D Artist | BIM Consultant

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Students: 4549, Price: $99.99

Students: 4549, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will learn how to model and render a photorealistic Kitchen in sketchup from scratch. We break it down step by step and help you model the right way. This course is divided into two sections, where the first section will be about modeling the right way in Sketchup. In the second section, we introduce you to Vray and show you the right steps to be followed to get a photorealistic render. We also have a bonus video, where we cover how to do a 360° panoramic render which you can use for Virtual Reality.

Towards the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup and you will be well on your way to create stunning renders & images with Sketchup & Vray.

SketchUp for Woodworkers: bring your designs to life in 3D

Learn professional techniques which make even complex projects easy to model in SketchUp.

Created by Simon Rodway - Drawing software professional, designer and journalist

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Students: 3814, Price: $19.99

Students: 3814, Price:  Paid

Let me teach you the basic methods I use in SketchUp as a professional illustrator and designer with 20 years experience in woodworking magazines!

I have drawn thousands of woodworking projects for magazines in the UK, US and Europe, and currently illustrate 2 top UK titles, Furniture and Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Crafts.

SketchUp has been a big part of this process. It is a great drawing program, and although its hard to find, you can still download the FREE version called SketchUp Make.

Just in case you are having trouble finding Sketch Make, the free version you can install on your computer, search for SketchUp Make in Google and follow the instructions. This is a different and much more powerful version of SketchUp to the online browser based SketchUp Free.

Learning the basic tools is just the start though. You can save yourself so much time and effort by using a few simple methods I show you in the course.

Using these techniques, you will find it much easier to design and draw your own projects!

Drawing in 3D can be huge fun, seeing something you have imagined coming to life.

It can also be a bit daunting at first, and without a clear structure to guide you, its possible to get a bit lost. This is why you need my course.

(Update, February 2018: link for students who want to learn basics first added)

Learning Sketchup for Beginners

Learn how to use Sketchup quickly and easily

Created by Todd Wilberdon - Graphic Designer

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Students: 3736, Price: $19.99

Students: 3736, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the course, Learning Sketchup for Beginners!

As the course name suggests, the tutorial series is intended to be easy. Being the instructor I have done my best to visually show you how to use every essential tool, and how to complete your first mini project step by step. After completing this course you will know the software well enough to show off a new talent at work or design something you have always been trying to visualize.

 The course is broken into two main components. First you will learn each essential tool one by one. Then you will create from scratch a complete mini house both inside and out.

If you are a person who has recently felt that being able to draw 3D architecture would be a huge asset to your bag of skills, then this course is for you. And don’t worry! This course is truly simple. 

So thank you for considering to learn Sketchup with this simple hour and a half course. Sketchup is a very valuable skill to have so why not begin learning Sketchup today?

Design your Garden using SketchUp

An effective guide to create amazing 3D garden designs for yourself or for your clients.

Created by Daniel Moreno - Architect and Real Estate Analyst

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Students: 3710, Price: $24.99

Students: 3710, Price:  Paid

Design your Garden using Sketchup will give you the tools to create amazing gardens: SketchUp 3D modeling software complemented with landscape design principles.

If you are a gardener, a landscape architect, or you just like gardening in your house, Design your Garden using SketchUp will show you how to implement this principles in a 3D model to create professional designs.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.

Because of its simplicity, SketchUp can be used by anyone of any age. The only requirement is having the skills and an enormous desire to learn.

Contents

  • The first section of Design your Garden using Sketchup is focused on the installation of the software, setting up the 3D Workspace and getting familiar with the Basic Tools. This course was recently updated to SketchUp 2021.

  • The second section of Design your Garden using Sketchup is focused on building the Sample Site, where you're going to work in. In this section you are going to get acquainted with the 3D Warehouse (a large virtual library where you can find all kinds of 3D material to download and use in your SketchUp models), and with the housing project that I preapared just for you!

  • The third section of Design your Garden using Sketchup is focused on the Landscape Design Principles, applied to a sample house backyard. In this section you will learn how to give your garden Distribution and Structure according to Sun Position and Shadows given from the Sketchup's Geo-Location Tool.

  • The fourth section of Design your Garden using Sketchup is focused on the Design itself. In this section you are going to learn how to make a Garden’s Masterplan (schematic design based on the need and use of your space). After this, you are going to learn in detail how to design and model the Garden's Paths, where to put your Plants, how to model your Terrace and and where you can put your Swimming Pool.

When you have finished Design your Garden using Sketchup you will be able to create wonderful Garden Designs and you will be ready to improve your own garden or get some clients to improve their's.

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"Very educational for users who don't have previous experience. The instructions are very clear and allow you to know basic and intermediate fundamentals of SketchUp, made absolutely for beginners".

(Sebastián Rodriguez)

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"Personally, I consider that this course teaches the basic notions of how to use SketchUp, focusing on understanding the basic tools to generate landscape projects and create new ones from this starting point, congratulations! Totally recommended, the teacher shows good dedication and excellent explanations!".

(Camilo Urrutia)

Esports in Education – Live Streaming Esports Tournaments

Exploring the Intersection Between Esports and Education

Created by Paul Richards - Chief Streaming Officer

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Students: 3584, Price: Free

Students: 3584, Price:  Free

The intersection between esports and education is a place where innovation and excitement flourish. Course Instructor Paul Richards takes us inside the world of esports in order to understand the new challenges and opportunities that are helping to change modern education. From a perspective of acceptance and encouragement, parents and educators have the chance to find common ground that can help students excel in a sport that they are passionate about. Competitive video gaming today already holds the power to create heroes. Richards examines why athletes who are admired for their determination and excellence are no different whether they are playing on a field or in a computer lab. The tremendous growth in esports is being fueled by the internet, live streaming, and global economic demand. The need for a strong educational system that can support positive student development in esports is imperative.

This book reviews the history of video gaming and sports to uncover how esports have evolved from a Teenage pass time to the international stage. Richards brings to light opportunities for technology-related career paths that students and educators are finding in the growing Esports industry. Richards explains in plain English how modern esports games require players to manage multiple economies, respond with split-second reaction times, and communicate with groups of players like a team of navy seals.

Richards draws on his experience with Broadcast Clubs in education to explain collaboration and career path opportunities for students. An inside view of a recent esports tournament which included a student-run broadcast team gives educators real-world examples of non-gaming yet tech-related roles that can get be used to get students involved. Richards teams up with the Center for Educational Innovation Esports program along with a host of other schools to provide diverse perspectives on what is working in esports and education today. As educators continue to embrace the esports movement students will benefit from learning opportunities that are fueled by passion, excitement, and opportunity.

Parents of video gamers will enjoy a recurring theme discussed in this book outlining strategies to create common ground between children, parents, and educators. These strategies apply whether kids are playing Fortnite or League of Legends. Richards outlines the history of video game studies to help illustrate the fundamental research parents and educators should understand in terms of video game literacy. Simple strategies can greatly increase the educational value kids can garner from their video gaming experiences. Perhaps sitting down and playing video games with your child isn’t such a bad idea after all? Getting the most educational value from video games requires a full understanding of the social development issues facing kids who simply play too many video games. This book addresses topics of interest from concerned parents and provides strategies for parents who want to curb their children’s video gaming addictions. Engaging students and preparing them for their interactions in the online world is perhaps the best way of shepherding the youth toward a positive future. This book serves as a wonderful guide and shareable reference for students, parents and educators alike.

Complete guide to SketchUp & Vray – Beginner to Advanced

A simple comprehensive SketchUp and Vray course to take you from beginner to a professional level

Created by Taneesh Patel - Electronic and Computer Engineer

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Students: 3515, Price: $99.99

Students: 3515, Price:  Paid

This SketchUp and Vray course teaches you everything you need to know. We will work together to go through everything in SketchUp and Vray, then after build a house from the ground up.

The main reason I made this course is  to show you how we can apply the skills you learn to make something so stunning and give that wow factor to anybody you show. In addition its been created so don't need any knowledge or prior experiences with SketchUp and Vray.

Consisting of 4 main parts, we will go over:

  1. Learning SketchUp

  2. Learning Vray

  3. SketchUp Extensions

  4. House build

Starting off with learning quick tips and tricks is vital for efficient modelling and this is exactly what this course offers. From the beginning we will look how to do everything logically as well as learning all the unique features to each tool. Every tutorial has been carefully planned out, to make sure you know everything you need to know, so you can reach your full potential.

In the build not only will we go over the main parts to create your house (living area, office, bathrooms, staircase, doors and windows, kitchen, bedrooms and so much more) but we will also go though how to organize your model properly, import free CAD drawings, export standard and rendered animations, realistic lighting environments, realistic textures and creating 360 degree panorama images to view online as well as in VR headsets!

You will also have access to free downloadable resources so you can follow along with me in every single tutorial.

This course is for anyone from enthusiasts to professionals, you just need a passion for wanting to learn SketchUp and Vray.

Learning SketchUp Pro 2015

A step-by-step guide to 3D modeling using this powerful but accessible design tool.

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 2599, Price: $49.99

Students: 2599, Price:  Paid

Are you looking to learn 3D design and modeling in a hands-on way? This course shows how to use Sketchup's many tools through a central project of modeling a home from scratch. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with SketchUp or 3D modeling is required.

You will start by learning how to set up the template and toolbars, as well as the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle and rotated rectangle, circle, and freehand tool. You will then jump into learning how to create different roof types. Dan will show you how to organize the model, create the second floor and additional openings, and import and edit textures. This video tutorial also covers how to create the ceiling, staircase, doors and windows, fireplace, and kitchen. You will learn how to use the 3D warehouse and add furniture, model furniture from a photograph, and create the exterior of the home. Finally, you will learn how to create a rendering composite in Photoshop, create a presentation with layout, and render and export.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools available in SketchUp to create your own 3D models.

Woodworking for Beginners

Projects for Beginners

Created by Marcus. R - Woodwoker for Beginners

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Students: 2510, Price: Free

Students: 2510, Price:  Free

If you've ever wanted to get into woodworking but you see that people own tools and equipment costing hundreds and thousands of dollars and you feel intimidated. Well tis course is perfect for you through out the course I will be providing woodworking project which anyone can do no matter your skill level or past experience. I show you step by step what tools you should buy and materials needed, in depth explanation on how to design your workpiece and the right way to then completing your projects.

The thrill of finishing a project no matter of how big or small it is a feeling you can't describe with words. People ask me all the time "hey did you make that" in disbelieve that I was capable of doing such a task and i kindly say back "yes I made that" that right there is one of the many joy in woodworking that you could find by taking the course.

A Beginner’s Guide To : Sketchup 3D modeling

Step by step tutorial for 3d modeling a home in sketchup for Architects

Created by mahdi tavasoli - Designer

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Students: 2383, Price: $89.99

Students: 2383, Price:  Paid

Sketchup is a great 3d Modeling software for everybody

Simple workspace and Time saving process of 3D modeling in Sketch up, made this software first choice of Architects for 3D modeling.

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN BASICS OF SKETCHUP SOFTWARE AND CREATING A HOME  3D MODEL FROM SCRATCH

After years of teaching sketch up.

I decide to create a sketch up course for Architects ,who want to learn sketch up from scratch.

In this course you will learn : basics of sketchup2019 -Sketchup tools-creating simple shapes - 3D modeling of a Building

In this course you will learn Sketchup in the easiest way .

In this course you don't need any previous knowledge about Sketchup.

So if you want to learn sketch up from scratch . Without any previous knowledge . DON'T MISS THIS COURSE.

in this course you will learn:

Selecting a template

Exploring the SketchUp interface

  1. Title bar

  2. Menu bar

  3. Getting Started toolbar

  4. Drawing area

  5. Status bar

  6. Measurements box

  7. Default panels

Learning how to use SketchUp tools

  1. line

  2. circle

  3. rectangle

  4. offset

  5. push pull

  6. move

  7. rotate

  8. follow me

  9. ....

Creating your first 3D model in SketchUp

Importing CAD files into the sketchup

Sketchup Architect Rendering with Twilight Render v2

Render a scene with Twilight Render v2

Created by Thomas Soltren - Architectural Designer

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Students: 2269, Price: $89.99

Students: 2269, Price:  Paid

Learn how to render a photo realistic scene in SketchUp using the FREE render Plug-in Twilight Render v2.  In this course we will go over setting up lights, environment and materials necessary for a photo realistic rendering. Students should have a good understanding of SketchUp and some familiarity with rendering. 

SketchUp Tutorial Video – A Practical Course

A Practical 7 Hour Hands-on Course That Teaches How To Use SketchUp Like A Pro

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 2251, Price: $49.99

Students: 2251, Price:  Paid

This SketchUp training course  teaches you how to use this 3D modeling program designed for architects, engineers, designers. SketchUp comes in two versions, a free and paid version. This tutorial can be used with either version, and is designed for the absolute beginner. No prior experience with 3D modeling programs, or SketchUp specifically, is required.

You will start by exploring the user interface for SketchUp, getting familiar and comfortable with navigating and where the tools are located. The course utilizes many Ruby scripts, which are provided in the working files, and he will show you how to install and use the scripts throughout the course. Some of the functions that you will be taught throughout this tutorial include; working with lines and shapes, how to make faces and surfaces, drawing edges, scaling your models, working with layers and using the architectural tools. You will also learn how to style your work, use color and texture on your models, create walkthrough animations and finally, how to export your work to share and present it.

By the completion of this computer based video course for SketchUp, you will be comfortable using the tools within the software to create and share 3D models. This video tutorial includes working files, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

SketchUp Make – From beginner to advanced

Design anything with the 3D modeling software, SketchUp.

Created by Konrad Vilhjalmsson - Online Instructor

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Students: 2078, Price: $39.99

Students: 2078, Price:  Paid

What is SketchUp?

SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling program out there that is used to visualize ideas. In fact, Sketchup is used in many professions such as architecture, interior designing, landscape architecture, video game designing and so on. 

Who is the ideal student for this course?

If you have no experience with SketchUp, what so ever. Or if you've played around with it for a little bit and just but want to get more acquainted with the program. Either way, this is the perfect course for you!

In this course, you will learn the following

In the first section of the course, you will learn how to use every main tool in SketchUp with confidence, as well as, learning a few advanced skills that you are going to use a lot in the future.  In the second section, I will then help you to create your first little cottage as well as designing the interior by yourself.

My promise to you

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you ever feel lost or just feel like you don't understand something specific then you can always post a question inside of the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to use SketchUp. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll try my best to fix it

Sketchup Architect From 2D to 3D

How to build a 3D Model from a 2D cad plan and render

Created by Thomas Soltren - Architectural Designer

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Students: 1964, Price: $119.99

Students: 1964, Price:  Paid

In this course we will begin with a 2D cad plan and go through step by step how to build a 3D model.  We will go over building terrains, walls, windows, doors, adding materials and shadows.  We will also go over many usefull tips to help you build models quickly and effectively.  

Sketchup 2020 Pro Course with free Revit & 3DS Max Course

Enrol for sketchup and get 3DS Max 2014, Revit 2019 and Sketchup Dynamic Components courses for free

Created by Amardeep Singh - Product Designer and Trainer

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Students: 1618, Price: $19.99

Students: 1618, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn all the commands in sketchup software except Ruby Console.  Not only that, if you enroll in this course you will get my 3 more courses for free ( Advanced Sketchup Modeling with Dynamic Components, 3DS Max 2014 and Advanced Revit Architecture)

Please watch the promo video as well the first lecture (About Interface) before enrolling for the course so that you know  how I teach

Please be informed that this course is taught  on SketchUp for Windows 2020 Version (not Mac).

Learn SketchUp Pro 2021 the Right Way!

An easy to follow SketchUp course that teaches good 3d modeling habits to master.

Created by Daniel Brown - Leading SketchUp Trainer | Designer | 3D Modeling Specialist

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Students: 1546, Price: $74.99

Students: 1546, Price:  Paid

This beginner SketchUp Pro 2021 course is created to have you learning proper techniques from the get-go! Start with good habits and begin learning SketchUp the right way.

Both PC and Mac versions of SketchUp Pro are shown throughout the course so that users get to see the UI correctly!

The course starts by going over the fundamental tools as well as setup of the template and toolbars. Next, you will build a simple interior living room space and develop the model into a document. Learn how to start from scratch, create a living room space and bringing up walls and push out door and window openings. Learn how to create groups and components as well as place furniture within the model. You will then add textures and materials to the model, learn how to import images and colors, and even artwork. You will also add details like trim and baseboards. You will also learn how to organize with SketchUp. Learn how to use tags to adjust the visibility of objects and create scenes to save camera positions for renderings or plans and elevations.

Lastly, we send the file to LayOut, SketchUp's paper space tool, where we will add pages, add a title block, labels, and dimensions to our design intent document.

The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Exterior Design

Learn the practical skills & techniques required to create a Modern Home with Sketchup, Vray Next & Photoshop

Created by Manish Paul Simon - Architect | 3D Artist | BIM Consultant

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Students: 1475, Price: $69.99

Students: 1475, Price:  Paid

You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup & Vray course for Exterior Design. These comprehensive Sketchup & Vray tutorials cover everything you'll ever need to become the best Architect out there.

This course is designed to jumpstart your Sketchup,Vray & Architecture Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step with a Real-Life Residential Project and get you up & running to design your favourite Residential Home efficiently, quickly and in the right way.

Why this Course?

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essentials tools to design a Residence like walls, openings, elevations, stairs & more - Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Sketchup workflow.

  • Downloadable Resources - Exercise files like ****Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step.

  • Learn from an Expert - I've been using Sketchup for over 10 years and I will be sharing all my skills and secrets which has helped me model faster, efficiently and most importantly, amaze clients.

  • Monthly Updates - This course will be updated on a monthly basis with new high quality tutorials and resources and you will get an in-depth understanding of how to design a modern contemporary bedroom, modular kitchen & more.

  • Taught by an Architect & BIM Consultant - We not only learn about modelling & rendering in Sketchup, but you will also learn useful interior design tips, standards, and secrets along the way from the instructor who has over 6+ years experience in the Industry.

  • Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library - All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Exterior Design space worth over 150$. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials.

Who is this Course For?

  • Architects

  • Architecture Students

  • Design Professionals who want to learn 3D

  • Construction Professionals

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Modelling in Sketchup

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup

  • Real Estate Agents

  • Agencies and Corporations - If you want to get team members within your company up to standard, we can do that for you..

  • 3D Artists - If you want to build a reputation as a 3D Artist this program will give you that foundation.

  • Beginner to Advanced Sketchup Users

(note that this course will be taught on the Windows version but the same techniques can be applied in Mac as well)

What you will Learn?

It is crucial that when you learn Sketchup, you start with the right fundamentals (which is also easy to pickup). Once you've picked up on the fundamentals of 3D Modelling, we jump into more advanced topics using specific Sketchup plugins, to take your modelling to the Next Level.

This course is divided into Four Sections

Prior to Section 01, we will have the introduction and how to install Sketchup, Vray & all the essential plugins

Section 01 - An Introduction to Sketchup

In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals

  • We will learn about the Sketchup Interface & it's simplicity.

  • Understand most-used common tools

  • Importance of modeling with Groups & Components.

  • Assign shortcuts & learn to model faster & efficiently.

  • Create Sections & export views into CAD drawings

Section 02 - Sketchup (Modeling a Contemporary Residence

In Section 02, we will learn to model our entire home in Sketchup as per residential standards.

  • We will start this section with a brief introduction to Residential Design & the importance of vastu in residences.

  • We will learn to import our CAD drawing into Sketchup

  • How to model walls, openings, floor slabs, roof slabs, doors & windows in Sketchup

  • How to model Balcony doors & railings in sketchup

  • Learn to create a dog-legged stairs in Sketchup

  • Create a Parametric Glass Facade using plugins like curviloft, bezier spline, joint push tool & more.

    We then learn some Landscape Modelling Techniques Taught in this Section.

  • Learn to model Site & its surroundings in Sketchup.

  • Learn to model Terrain using the Sandbox tools & Artisan Tools in Sketchup.

  • Learn to use the Laubwerk plugin to add trees & plants to scene.

  • Setting up Camera Angles using Scenes in Sketchup

Section 03 - Vray Next for Sketchup

In Section 03, we jump into the world of photorealistic rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup.

  • We will be introduce to the Vray Interface & the Vray Asset Editor

  • Learn to set up lights in Vray (Photographic Approach with the Archgyan Lighting System)

  • Create a Studio, add 3D Warehouse models, adjust lights  & materials, and create a final render of our Hyundai Car in the Studio.

  • Create a Vray Library and Apply Materials.

  • Final Adjustments in Sketchup & Vray Next

  • Finally rendering of our scene with appropriate render elements for post-production in photoshop.

Section 04 - Post-Production in Photoshop

In Section 04, we enhance our render even more through post-production techniques in Photoshop

  • Learn to bring in render elements the right way into photoshop & apply the right blending effects.

  • Adding Skies & Trees in the background.

  • Using Brushes in photoshop & locking layers.

  • Adding Cutouts like humans & animals into the scene.

  • Adding a Concrete Texture to Walls, Roads & Footpaths.

  • Final Adjustments in Photoshop using adjustment layers.

By the end of this section, you will have created an amazing Modern Residence in under 2 hours. But that's not all!! 

This is not a create and forget course. We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to future section on a monthly basis. We will be updating our course description here as and when we release new tutorials and downloadable resources.

Special Features Provided

  • Downlodable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings

  • Exclusive Student Group on Facebook

  • Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library for Exterior Design

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray Next, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.

SketchUp to LayOut

The essential guide to creating construction documents with SketchUp Pro & LayOut

Created by Matt Donley - SketchUp Teacher

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Students: 1412, Price: $49.99

Students: 1412, Price:  Paid

You know how to use SketchUp to create 3D models of your projects, but you need to create a 2D presentation of your model in order to communicate your design to other people. With SketchUp Pro, you have the ultimate tool for creating just that; LayOut.

LayOut is the companion program that comes with SketchUp Pro. It takes your 3D model and creates 2D snapshots of your model and places them onto "pages" so you can add dimensions, annotations, and other information in order to create a complete set of construction documents.

This course gives you a complete introduction to LayOut, teaching you all the basics you need to know in order to create a presentation of your model. In addition, you'll learn how to prepare your SketchUp model for LayOut. Have complete control over the look of you LayOut viewports by properly organizing your SketchUp model and creating scenes.

After learning how to create a LayOut document, you'll also learn advanced techniques in SketchUp for creating section cuts, hatch patterns, and poche effects.

This video course includes the SketchUp to LayOut PDF ebook which has all of the lessons from this video course, and other valuable tutorials which you can follow. You'll also get the CAD hatch material library and style library so you can apply traditional hatch patterns to your model.

By the end of this course, you'll have a complete understanding of how to create a SketchUp model specifically for LayOut, as well as how to create a full set of construction documents inside LayOut.

Learn the Basics of Sketchup for Beginners

Learn how to do basics of Modelling, Texturing, Grouping, Making Scenes, Making Presentation Layout, Giving Dimensions

Created by Sixon C Sunny - Founder and Principal Designer at Buildon Ideas

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Students: 1399, Price: Free

Students: 1399, Price:  Free

In this course you will learn how to start using Sketchup, customise the interface as required, start using the tools and techniques in SketchUp and do the basic modelling, texturing, grouping, giving dimensions, making presentation layouts, setting scenes and cameras etc..

  • You will learn from where you can download and install Sketchup

  • Customise the interface to suite your requirements by arranging and activating various toolsets required.

  • Learn how to move to Navigate in Sketchup and move rotate and scale objects in SketchUp

  • Learn how to create a basic model in Sketchup and Create groups and Components which helps us to organise the scenes

  • Learn how Create Scene setup and know to do camera settings to take Various Out from Sketchup using the Default Method

  • Learn How to Create Presentation Layouts using the various outputs created in Sketchup and designing the layout using Sketchup Layout

SketchUp Pro 2018 for Beginners

Learn the fundamental tools necessary to model with SketchUp

Created by Thomas Soltren - Architectural Designer

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Students: 1062, Price: $19.99

Students: 1062, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to use the complete large tool set for SketchUp Pro 2018.  After taking this course you will have a solid foundation to learn more advanced modeling techniques.  This course is for beginners, no experience with sketchup, modeling or architectural design is necessary.  Lets Get Started!

SketchUp Architect Pro Tips for Layout to Autocad and more

Material Editing and how to export Sketchup Models to Layout and Autocad and create high quality images.

Created by Thomas Soltren - Architectural Designer

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Students: 869, Price: $89.99

Students: 869, Price:  Paid

In this course we will go over practical applications of SketchUp in Todays Architectural world. We will go over creating and editing materials, exporting our model to autocad and layout for construction documents, How to change our scale in layout, how to add dimensions, how to create and edit visual styles in SketchUp, how to export high quality images and how to export CD's from Layout. 

SketchUp & Twilight for Interior Designers

A workflow & organisation system to maximise efficiency of modelling and producing both technical drawings and renders

Created by Kim Debling - Designer & Entrepreneur

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Students: 792, Price: $29.99

Students: 792, Price:  Paid

[Update April 18 from Kim: In an effort to give full disclosure to future students I'd like to let you know that I'm undergoing treatment for Stage 4 Lymphoma. I hope and aim to make a full recovery by next year! This means I'm not able to participate as an instructor as much as I'd like to but students have excellent reviews of my courses and ask surprisingly few questions - I hope that means that my courses are complete enough without needing lots of clarification. Please remember there is a money back guarantee so if you purchase my course then decide you would need more instructor input you can utilise that feature. So remember life is short - take the course - learn the skills - make the move - do the thing - eat the cake - and remember to always check that what you are doing makes you happy!]

If you're an interior designer you need this course!

  • Organise with layers, styles and scenes so that you can easily switch between architectural drawings and 3D design views
  • Produce electrician drawings, plumbing drawings and section cuts at the click of a button - all within SketchUp
  • Render photorealistic images with reflective surfaces, lighting and custom textures using Twilight from within SketchUp
  • Receive a full PDF copy of my published workbook that compliments this course, available on Amazon/Kindle/Apple Books but FREE to all course members

Its likely that you've used and liked SketchUp - the once-Google software now owned and operated by Trimble that is free at entry level and easy to use. SketchUp makes it easy to build furniture, buildings and entire towns all from your imagination or replicating reality. Perhaps, like me, you started your Interior Design journey by obsessively building and designing room after room in SketchUp.

Now its time to either go back to SketchUp or improve your experience of it - by harnessing the powerful system that harnesses SketchUp's Layer organisation, styles and scenes. This system means that you can switch between a designing view and a 2D plan, a wireframe and a cross section, a view of the clients home with existing items in grey and proposed changes in green, a view that shows only the internal fixtures of your design or one that shows only the walls. 

Without this system it is likely that the only way you could do these things was to copy your model and modify it for specific uses - deleting what wasn't needed in each one. But any changes in one model would need to be copied into others. This is of course highly inefficient and ultimately unworkable - the system covered in this course will revolutionise your workflow to use just one model to cover everything. Make the change once then just switch views to see the technical plans, elevations and sections with the new change reflected.

Its not only the organisational system we're covering. We're also going to learn how to use Twilight Render. This is a SketchUp plugin, again free at entry level, that works directly from within SketchUp to render photorealistic images. We're finally going to be able to: 

  • display bumpy textures without modelling the bumps into the model
  • have reflective surfaces such as mirrors and shiny surfaces
  • have realistic 'scenery' seen outside windows without modelling
  • create light sources that brighten your room as per your own lighting design and set up

All this will help you to make SketchUp your main or only software to do your Interior Design work. You'll be able to produces work at a new speed and efficiency. Small changes now no longer mean hours of extra work tweaking all the architectural drawings. You are just one click away from a plumbers plan to an electricians plan, a cross section and an ideal view set up ready to render.

Have a look at the free preview videos to see the system in action and I can't wait to see you inside the course!