Name: [164] Phil Shapiro
Member: 114 months
Authored: 4 videos

Build the Art Museum [ID:119] (2/3)

in series: Build an Art Museum using Google's SketchUp

video tutorial by Phil Shapiro, added 03/07

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Build an Art Museum in Google SketchUp. Demonstrates using basic tools to build a structure.

Uploaded on 5th January 2006, running time 2 minutes.

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anonymous, you're being rather harsh here aren't you?!

Phil has made a great little series which gives new users an idea of how much power is within SketchUp. I have never used SketchUp and before seeing Phil's videos I had no idea what could be done with it.

Far from thinking that it is 'stupid and limited' I'm already impressed by how easy it is to do tasks which I'd always assumed were complex (my last 3D experience is from years and years ago).

Phil gives an enthusiastic presentation which shows me new skills - and that's exactly the point of ShowMeDo.

Can you do better? If you can make tutorial videos aimed at intermediate or advanced users then we'd love to host them too.



In fact, you show absolutely nothing in this screencast.

Or, lets say, you show how the push-pull-button works - something I realized in my first minute in this program, without looking in any manual!

And thats it. People will think this software is stupid and limited.

I want to tell them, you can create really complex buildings or 3D objects, use textures, transparency, sun simulation - almost anything you dream of or using in other 3D programs.

Look at some buildings in Google Earth for simple (because of bandwidth) examples of this software.

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