These SketchUp projects range from introductory to complex with lots of links to more videos and projects.
SketchUp 3D is software used to create three-dimensional objects on your computer screen. There’s a free version as well as a professional version. The free version is a great way to get started creating and playing with 3D objects. It’s perfect for people who are interested to create with technology but maybe not coding.
These SketchUp projects provide a range of ideas you can work with to create your own objects and environments.
The SketchUp Basics (for K-12)
This tutorial describes the basic settings of SketchUp. It’s a great place to start and become familiar with the software.
The link to this video at the bottom of this article also should show other videos in the series. These videos are designed to train K-12 teachers but anyone can learn.
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