Conceptual Massing Techniques in SketchUp
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We'll begin by taking a look at how to create and manipulate volumes based on important design objectives. We'll create a simple cube that we'll split up into sub-parts with volumes and functions tied to the geometry. We'll then learn how to create components and sub groups so that we can manipulate our mass to create various iterations while still staying true to square footage and volume requirements of our design.
Next we'll apply some Boolean Operations to create complex forms and geometry from simpler forms. We'll also take a look at working with surfaces where we'll learn how to divide, rotate and deform shapes with a few simple clicks.
Finally, we'll use a few Sandbox tools to create smooth organic forms. By the end of this SketchUp training you'll be able to create unique, innovative and even complex building forms that will help make your project or design stand out from the rest.