What is the course about?
This course is an introduction to developing 3D design ideas using a computer. The SketchUp Pro software is very user-friendly and enables wonderful perspectve drawings. It is ideal for planning interior design projects and proposals,but can also be used for modelling objects and outdoor spaces.The SketchUp Pro 7 software is sufficiently adapatable to be relevent for the home enthusiast and professionals alike.
What will we cover?
We will cover various techniques to create different shapes relating to all aspects of interiors. Each session there will be a demonstration of a particular aspect of SketchUp Pro, projected onto a large screen so that all students will have simultaneous access to the information. This is followed by an exercise, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Periodically there will be forum sessions were we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of the programme. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Handouts relating to the course content are available. Safe studio practice, including setting up workstations, saving files, the safe use of equipment and clearing away equipment will be part of the session.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create 3D images directly on the computer
- Visualise the model from different view points
- Introduce textures and finishes
- Incorporate simple shadows
- Save the model as an image
- Prepare images for printing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
We will introduce all students to SketchUp Pro, but you will need to come with a basic understanding of computer use and manipulating a computer mouse.You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
We will work on Apple Macbook Pro laptop computers with software Google SketchUp Pro. The course consists of discussions and demonstrations and one-to-one personal projects.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need to purchase a USB memory stick of 2GB to collect and keep your data safe. Other basic materials will be provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with VF507 SketchUp Pro: taking your project further intensive. City Lit offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.