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.
Build a Simple House
This Sketchup project shows how to build a simple house then add a door, windows, and other details. It’s also a simple introduction to key tools like extend, push pull, orbit, and the components popup to select materials.
How to Create a Vase
This tutorial shows how to create a vase, a process which can be repeated for any object.
How to Create and Use Scenes
Once you’ve mastered the basics and feel comfortable with SketchUp, this tutorial shows how to use scenes in SketchUp to remember different views of your object. It’s part of the SketchUp Training Series on YouTube.
The link to this training series video at the bottom of this article also should show other videos in the series, on the right side of the YouTube page, so you can explore the software.