Project Description ...
In this project students will use Google Sketchup to learn to do some basic 3D drawings.
Work at home ...
This project will be done using Google Sketchup a free 3D modeling tool. If you would like to work on your drawings at home you can download Sketchup for either PC or Mac here.
What to do ...
Step One: Learn the Basic Tools
The first step is to watch these three videos to learn to use the basic tools in Sketchup.
|| Basic Concepts of Google Sketchup
||Push / Pull into 3D
Step Two: Draw a Chair
This video will show you how to use the basic tools to draw a chair. Draw your own chair.
Your chair needs to have a:
Step Three: Take a picture of your house
Bring in a digital picture of your house, or use Google Maps to find your house and take a picture of it so that you can build a 3D model of your house. If you would like to model a more advanced building you may, but you will need to have a picture of that one as well.
Step Four: Model Your House
Use the skills that you have learned to make a 3D model of your house. Your house needs to resemble the photograph that you took including:
- Four Walls
- Colors and Textures
- Other Details: Chimney, Windows, Lawn items, Fence, etc.
Step Five: Project Summary Sheet
The last step in any project is to create the summary sheet for your final project, the Digital Portfolio. For the Google Sketchup project your Summary Sheet needs to include:
- You name at the top (Size 72, Helvetica)
- Three pictures that show your best work on this project
- Captions in Text boxes that describe the work that is being displayed in the pictures (Three captions)
- When completed submit your Summary Sheet to the class DropBox for inclusion in the class competition.
View this video for detailed instructions on completing your Sketchup summary sheet.
If you would like to, here are some videos that you can watch to learn about more advanced features in Google Sketchup.
Here is some sample work from previous Cedar students.
Scoring Guide ...