Google sketch up for 3D tours Designing 3D models with basic tutorials and a bit of practice. Rowan Williamson LRC Manager for the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Sketch up This sessions covers the following; • What is Google Sketchup? • What can it do and why might I want to use it? • Designing a model –what is it for and how will it look? • Tips & shortcuts to building your model • A chance to try it out.
Getting started • Download http://sketchup.google.com/
What you can do • Build a 3D model • Walk around your model on a virtual tour • Create an aerial view static floor plans • Or static images of sections of your library • Use the 3D warehouse to add furniture other people built • Design in a style that suits your students
Ideas for using Sketch up • Floor plans for subject areas, zoning or PCs • Demonstrate a process e.g. search, locate and borrow. • Location within a building • A model for possible changes in furniture/layout of a space • Virtual tour
3D warehouse Save time by importing models of furniture for your library rather than building all your own! http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/
Tutorials • Work through video tutorials http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html