Duration: 3 MONTH

Course Syllabus

Course Title: SketchUp (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 3 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of SketchUp software and its applications in 3D modeling and design.
  2. To develop practical skills in creating 3D models of architectural spaces and objects.
  3. To enable students to use SketchUp for self-employment opportunities in architectural visualization and design.
  4. To prepare students for roles in architecture, interior design, and 3D modeling.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Introduction to SketchUp

  • Overview of SketchUp and Its Uses
  • Installation and Setup
  • Interface Tour: Toolbars and Panels
  • Camera Controls: Pan, Zoom, and Orbit

Module 2: Basic Tools and Modeling

  • Basic Drawing Tools: Rectangle, Circle, Pencil, and more
  • Selection Techniques
  • Push/Pull Tool for Extrusions
  • Creating Groups and Components
  • Transformation Tools: Move, Rotate, Copy, Array, Offset
  • Applying Paint and Materials

Module 3: Architectural Modeling Practice

  • Creating Walls and Floors
  • Adding Windows and Doors
  • Constructing Frames and Tables

Module 4: Openings and Materials

  • Working with Openings in Walls
  • Creating and Editing Materials
  • Scaling and Rotating Materials

Module 5: Advanced Modeling and Warehouse

  • Downloading Models from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse
  • Editing Downloaded Models
  • Working with Groups and Components
  • Understanding Scaling and Editing

Module 6: Object Placement and Section Plane

  • Placing Objects Precisely
  • Locking to Axes
  • Using Reference Points
  • Creating Section Planes for Elevations and Floor Plans

Module 7: Layouts and Presentation

  • Preparing Views for Layouts
  • Sending Views to Layouts
  • Positioning, Sizing, and Moving Views
  • Working with Scenes
  • Adding Dimensions and Labels
  • Using Styles in Layout
  • Creating a Title Block

Module 8: Basic Rendering

  • Introduction to Basic Rendering in SketchUp
  • Understanding Light and Shade
  • Directional Lights, Ambient Lights, and General Lights
  • Rendering Test and Adjustments

Module 9: Structured Modeling Phase

  • Creating Floors, Walls, Storefronts
  • Designing Doorways and Window Frames
  • Adding Stairs, Columns, and Rails

Module 10: Detailing Phase

  • Creating Furniture: Tables, Counters
  • Adding Rugs, Picture Frames, and Posters
  • Placing Light Fixtures and Accessories

Module 11: Lighting Phase

  • Designing Lighting Layouts
  • Using Different Types of Lights: Directional, Ambient, General, and Accent
  • Testing Renders and Making Adjustments

Module 12: Rendering Phase

  • Fine-Tuning Lighting
  • Editing Materials
  • Utilizing VRay Material Effects
  • Camera Positioning and Render Settings

Module 13: Presentation Phase

  • Creating Views for Layouts
  • Setting Up Layouts: Image Hierarchy and Scaling
  • Inserting Renderings
  • Adding Dimensions, Labels, and Title Blocks
  • Presentation Tips

Module 14: Final Project - Interior Space - Bedroom

  • Creating a Room with Specific Dimensions
  • Adding Walls, Doorways, and Windows
  • Designing and Furnishing the Bedroom
  • Applying Lighting and Materials

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Classroom Lectures: Theoretical concepts will be explained through classroom lectures.
  2. Hands-On Labs: Practical exercises and real-world modeling projects.
  3. Group Discussions: Collaborative activities and discussions on design principles.
  4. Guest Lectures: Industry experts may be invited to share insights and experiences.
  5. Mentorship: Guidance on self-employment opportunities and career pathways in architectural design and 3D modeling.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • SketchUp proficiency is highly valued in architecture and interior design industries.
  • Graduates can work as freelance 3D modelers, architectural visualization specialists, or offer design services for self-employment.
  • SketchUp skills are essential for career growth in architectural and 3D modeling professions.

Note: The course contents can be adapted based on the specific requirements of learners or location, ensuring flexibility to cater to different student backgrounds and regional needs.

This three-month syllabus aims to equip Indian students with essential SketchUp skills, preparing them for self-employment and a successful career in architectural design and 3D modeling.

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