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Bedroom Design Using Google Sketchup Mr. Martin Computers, Stella Maris Academy Opening Sketchup To open: double click on the hard drive icon double click on Applications scroll down to “Google Sketchup” double click on Google Sketchup folder double click on Google Sketchup

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bedroom design using google sketchup

Bedroom Design Using Google Sketchup

Mr. Martin

Computers, Stella Maris Academy

opening sketchup
Opening Sketchup
  • To open:
    • double click on the hard drive icon
    • double click on Applications
    • scroll down to “Google Sketchup”
    • double click on Google Sketchup folder
    • double click on Google Sketchup
  • Alternately, use Spotlight typing in Google Sketchup.
  • Google Sketchup can be downloaded for free at home. http://sketchup.google.com/
start in two dimensions
Start in Two Dimensions
  • Camera, Standard, Top
  • Camera, Parallel Projection
  • Erase man
  • Use hand to move where axes cross to lower left
drawing rectangle
Drawing Rectangle
  • Use pencil tool
  • Draw line parallel to red axis - line color will be red.
  • To set distance, stop drawing, type in 25’ (‘ is next to right return key), hit enter.
  • From stopping point draw line up in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before.
  • From stopping point draw line to left in red direction. Set distance at 25’ as before.
  • From stopping point draw line down in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before. (Or just follow the “inferences.”)
offsetting to create wall thickness
Offsetting to Create Wall Thickness
  • Click on “offset” tool -
  • Click inside rectangle
  • Drag out
  • Press .5’ Enter
  • Possible Problem: On some computers you may not be able to see the offset. To see it, rotate the rectangle slightly with the “orbit” tool.
switch back to 3d
Switch Back to 3D
  • Camera, Standard, Iso
  • Camera, Perspective
  • Adjust with Orbit tool
lifting walls with push pull tool
Lifting Walls with Push/Pull Tool
  • Select Push/Pull tool.
  • Carefully move over until just the wall is selected.
  • Pull up
  • Enter 8’
adding doors and windows
Adding Doors and Windows
  • Use pencil or rectangle tool to make opening the size you want.
  • Use push/pull tool to punch in opening.
making furniture
Making Furniture
  • Make your own simple furniture. For example, for a bed, make a rectangle, and then pull up using push/pull tool. You can see dimensions in lower right corner of screen.
  • Make couch by pulling up different portions of rectangle.
  • Use your own creativity!
adding furniture
Adding Furniture
  • File, 3D Warehouse, Get models.
  • Follow directions to load directly into your bedroom.
  • Position. (This can be tricky.) Press escape to get out of.
  • Tools. Scale to resize.
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