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  • Facebook exclusive group

    An exclusive group where we will post videos with tips and resources only for students from Garden Design Tools. You can ask for help from us or other students and receive feedback on your work.

  • Furniture, complements, textures and plants

    We have 4 folders to share with you with textures, plants and furniture to populate your model. We are going to teach you how to use them during the course and when.

  • Checklists and pdf's

    During the course, you prepared just for you checklists and pdf's you can download with some helpful advice and other suggestions and a lot of content with links to websites for you to explore.

  • One on One consultations

    Only in the VIP Edition of the course, you get one year of project-specific consultations. We help you achieve amazing results in your projects, so you can get those 3D images and animations, and renderings that are going to impress your clients.

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    SketchUp Introduction

    • Intro

    • Installing and Introduction to the software

    • Program presentation

    • Keyboard shortcuts

    • Basic tools in SketchUp

    • Moving around SketchUp

    • Checklist 1.0 📋

  • 3

    Organizing your project

    • Intro

    • Before you start working in SketchUp

    • Creating libraries and collections

    • Organisation by tags

    • Links to 3D Warehouse collections

  • 4

    Getting you project data

    • Intro

    • Files you can upload to SketchUp

    • Importing dwg files into SketchUp

    • Starting with a CAD file

    • Information you need to have from your client garden

    • Geolocation and terrain

    • Checklist 2.0 📋

  • 5

    The garden project

    • Intro

    • Concept first

    • Layout and different areas

    • Textures and materials

    • Importing a material

    • Transforming to 3D

    • Resources 3.0 more textures and materials 📃

  • 6

    Important elements for Garden Designers

    • Intro

    • What elements to have in your garden project

    • Architectural context and references

    • Adding plants

    • Decoration and complements

    • Playing with shadows

    • Some of my favourite components

  • 7

    Exploring the 3D Warehouse

    • Intro

    • What is the 3D Warehouse?

    • When not to use the 3D Warehouse

    • Register in the 3D Warehouse

  • 8

    Renders and animations

    • Intro

    • How to export 2D images

    • How to create animations in SketchUp

    • How to share your work

    • Glimpse into Lumion

    • Glimpse into Twinmotion

    • Other rendering solutions that can be used with SketchUp

  • 9

    Plugins to have

    • Intro

    • What's an extension

    • How to install

    • Plugins suggested

    • Resources 4.0 extensions list suggested 📃

  • 10

    Tips & Tricks

    • Intro

    • Drawing in SketchUp

    • Adding sections

    • Dynamic components

    • Creating a Style

    • Adding a sky and watermark to your model

    • Adding people for scale

    • Tags vs Outliner

    • Modelling from contours using Sandbox tools

    • Introduction to Layout

    • Application Sketchup Viewer

    • Resources 5.0 other places to get models for your project 📃

  • 11

    What's next?

    • What now?


  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for all garden designers/landscapers that want to start using SketchUp to improve their workflow and projects. To go from the 2D space into 3D. This is the perfect platform to create all the design layout of your projects in an architectural context. After SketchUp, you can use other programs like Lumion or Twinmotion.

  • What version of SketchUp do I need?

    The online course uses SketchUp Pro 2021 on a PC. You can easily follow if you have a MAC, there are some small differences in the initial set-up of the program but all the fundamentals and layout is the same. Contact me if you have any questions.

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