In this image, I wanted to create a rendering where the background context just goes away and the fixtures were in color. I couldn’t just use the hidden line style and I didn’t want the linework to be shaded either. First, I hide the lighting components and exported the model with the hidden line style. […]
About Daniel Brown
Dan has been a designer, Sketchup trainer and 3D modeling specialist since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp and Google Earth trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, Dan has taught hundreds of architects, designers, & planners how to use SketchUp Pro.
Dan has taught SketchUp all over the United States, including at the AIA National Convention, Design Philadelphia, SEGD Convention, as well as through SketchUp’s Visiting Professionals Program. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at Harcum College where teaches a SketchUp course in the Interior Design program.
Entries by Daniel Brown
SHARPENING YOUR DIGITAL PENCIL: 3D MODELING WITH SKETCHUP Thursday, October 29 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Learn the basics of 3D digital modeling using Google SketchUp. This program bridges the gap between 2D drawings and actual 3D models by enabling you to draw using a familiar pencil and paper mechanism in a software context. […]
This week I finished up teaching a 3 day, 21 hour intensive session on SketchUp to designers taking NYU’s Summer Interior Design Certificate. The exercises were geared towards quickly visualizing interior spaces and using LayOut to create a design presentation. Students took this session as part of a 5 week long course.
On August 26th and 27th I will be offering a SketchUp class in Toronto. This will be my first trip ever to Toronto and I look forward to offering this course two to three times a year.
Last month, I had the pleasure of giving a private training to the staff at the National Gallery of Art. SketchUp has such versatility and its use in the gallery / museum / exhibit industry is pretty straightforward. In a series of practice exercises, students were able to model an existing space, select artwork, place […]
I just finished some renderings and an animation of a space that included a hallway, common area, and 2 kids bedrooms. The model was done in SketchUp and then exported as an animation with Podium Walker.
I am happy to announce some new training dates through April. Also, look forward to training in Chicago as well as monthly webinars. Subscription based tutorial will be released in the next month.
This years has flown by so quickly. Since March, I trained in several cities, webinars, and private company trainings and am finally taking a break for a few weeks. I’m in the process of recording and finalizing several video tutorials that will become available by the end of the year. I’m also running a sale for […]
This semester at Harcum, I will be assisting one of my students, Elly Ball, in an independent study. The course will look into various new and advanced technologies that are reshaping the way designers gather data, design, and present their work.