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Architectural Visualisation With Sketch-up And Vray

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Abdul Mohammed


If you have never used a 3D drawing tool before you will find Sketchup has a very low learning curve and you will begin to visualise geometries very quickly. Once you get familiar with the basic drawing tools you will begin to uncover much more complex and intricate methods and techniques for making 3D objects. Sketchup is suited both to those who want the use of a tool that with help them resolve a three-dimensional problem and to those who want to use the tool for more advanced design purposes. The objects created in SketchUp can be used in many fields of practice such as architecture, set and stage design, interior design and also for objects including protoying products, ceramics and furniture.  Along with using Sketchup this course will also introduce you to rendering and working with V-Ray and Sketchup. The course will introduce the basics of 3D computer geometry, you will practice creating 3D geometry, learn how to save and move objects between different 3D computer drawing tools. You will also learning how to capture your design as rendered images for use in a range of application.



Tutor Description

Abdul Mohammed has over 20 years of experience in the creative industry with a considerable amount in print production and graphic design. He trained as an Industrial Designer followed by an MSc in Architecture and Computation. His early professional experience was in graphic design and film and video. He has been a tutor for Short Courses at Central Saint Martins for a number of years covering a range of subject areas from film and video to creative design. Abdul also works across Central Saint Martins and UAL teaching and developing programs in digital tools for staff, students, Postgraduate level and a number of Undergraduate courses in the School of Graphic and Industrial Design.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  •  Notebook
  •  Pen

You will also need access to a computer on which you can install software and practice on between classes. Please download Sketch-up Make, Vray (there is a 30 day trial version available) and you should ideally also have access to Photoshop.

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