Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing (Expert’s Voice in 3D Printing)

The age of 3D printing and personal fabrication is upon us! You’ve probably heard of the incredibly sophisticated, yet inexpensive 3D printers that can produce almost any creation you give them. But how do you become part of that revolution?

Sandeep Singh takes you through the skills you need to learn and the services and technologies you need to know—explaining what 3D printing is, how it works, and what it can do for you. You’ll find yourself rapidly prototyping and learning to produce complex designs that can be fabricated by online 3D printing services or privately-owned 3D printers—in your hands in no time.

Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing starts by explaining how to use SketchUp and its plug-ins to make your design products. You will learn how to present and animate 3D models, and how to use Google Earth and 3D Warehouse to sell and market your 3D models. You’ll also catch a glimpse of the 3D printing’s future so you can plan ahead while mastering today’s tools.

Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing is the perfect book for 3D designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftspeople, and artists interested in the following:

  • Designing in 3D using SketchUp
  • Using the online 3D printing pipeline
  • Animating SketchUp 3D models
  • Becoming familiar with rapid prototyping technology
  • Navigating new 3D and personal fabrication technologies 
  • Working with Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with confidence

    Welcome to the era of 3D printing and personal fabrication!

    What you’ll learn

    • 3D design for beginners
    • Using Sketchup
    • Using the online 3D printing pipeline
    • Animating Sketchup 3D models
    • Becoming familiar with rapid prototyping technology
    • Navigating new 3D and personal fabrication technologies
    • Negotiating Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with confidence

    Who this book is for

    3D designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftspeople and artists.

    Table of Contents

    1. The Ins and Outs of Google SketchUp and Shapeways
    2. First 3D Printout
    3. Getting Your Juices Flowing
    4. 3D Model to 3D Print
    5. Tools and Techniques to Save Time
    6. Breaking the Barrier
    7. Modeling with Photographs
    8. Working with Symmetry
    9. Share with the World
    10. Animate with SketchyPhysics
    11. Using LayOut
    12. Exploring 3D Printing Alternatives
    13. Get Connected

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    3 thoughts on “Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing (Expert’s Voice in 3D Printing)”

    1. Sketchup for 3D ordering Book is easy to follow and read. It covers Sketchup well, I learned a trick or two. It only covers 3D printing as it pertains to ordering from Shapeways. I think Shapeways is great, but I have a printer and was hoping to get some insight for using it. There is mention of DIY 3D printing, but no workflows. Disappointed. Cleaning up models for Shapeways is enough to fill a pamphlet, the rest is fluff.

    2. I’ve read it Save your money, you’ll figure out all this shiet out pretty quickly after designing your first widget. After that… why would you need the book? For the truly un-initiated, go ahead. Its a small price to pay to get you past day one after you’ve shelled out almost a grand for your new printer.

    3. Save your money 1/2 of the book is about Shapeways it is to bad the title “Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing” is now takensomeone who actually wanted to write a book for beginners using SketchUp could have used it. Posibble by the fifth revision the author might learn how to write a beginners book.There is some interesting things, his revolving stairway was great but doubtful it would ever be printed in 3D.The Sketchyphysics chapter was fascinating but again not for a beginner wanting to learn SketchUp for 3D printing.I will never use Shapeways, I have a 3D printer on order, I need to learn SketchUp.I should have headed the prior reviews but I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Like they say you’ll get more out of doing the SketchUp tutorials and just playing around with SketchUp.Ralph

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