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This very basic class is for people who have never used SketchUp or any CAD program before. SketchUp is a free 3D Computer Aided Design program used by amusement parks like Universal Studios Orlando …

This very basic class is for people who have never used SketchUp or any CAD program before. SketchUp is a free 3D Computer Aided Design program used by amusement parks like Universal Studios Orlando to document and visualize the attractions for Halloween Horror Nights. Industry notable Leonard Pickel will instruct the attendees in how to use SketchUp(R) to draft and render a 3D, square grid haunted house. Bring your laptop WITH a version of SketchUp already installed (A wireless mouse is required for the proper use of SketchUp). Attendees will receive proprietary CAD files to keep for their use. Go to http://www.sketchup.com/download to download SketchUp for free.

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  • 1. Haunter SketchUp 101: Coffin Exercise By Leonard Pickel, Hauntrepreneurs(R) Themed Attraction Design and Consulting www.hauntrepreneurs.com 972.951.5100 leonardpickel@gmail.com Copyright 2014 – Leonard Pickel, All Rights Reserved
  • 2. Basic SketchUp Tools P)
  • 3. COFFIN EXERCISE • 1) Rectangle Tool (R) - Click and drag a rectangle any size. Click to close surface.
  • 4. COFFIN EXERCISE • 1) Rectangle Tool (R) - Click and drag a rectangle any size • Type 1’,5‘ and hit (Return) to resize the rectangle. If it is going the wrong direction, reverse the numbers. (Note: Undo = Alt-Backspace)
  • 5. COFFIN EXERCISE Navigation • Use Mouse Wheel to Zoom in and out on the rectangle. • Use Hand Pan tool (H) to position the screen over the Rectangle • Orbit Tool (O) - Right Click and hold on object, then move mouse to circle the coffin. • Zoom Previous Tool - or Zoom Extents Tool if you get lost.
  • 6. COFFIN EXERCISE • 2) Rectangle Tool - (R) - Click on the top edge of the first rectangle, drag a rectangle any size • Type 1',1' and hit (Return) • Double Click away to clear highlights
  • 7. COFFIN EXERCISE • 3) Move Tool (M) - hover over the point where the line between the rectangles meets at the edge • (Endpoint appears) Click, then drag the curser away from the rectangle parallel to the line, click • Type 6" and hit (Return)
  • 8. COFFIN EXERCISE • 4) Move Tool (M) - hover over the same point other side where the rectangles meet at the edge • (Endpoint appears) Click, then drag the curser away from the rectangle parallel to the line, click • Type 6" and hit (Return)
  • 9. COFFIN EXERCISE • 5) Erase tool (E)- Click on line between the trapezoids to erase.
  • 10. COFFIN EXERCISE • Select Tool (spacebar) - click on grey shape to highlight.
  • 11. COFFIN EXERCISE • 6) Push/Pull Tool (P) - Pull the shape up and click. • Type 18" and hit (Return)
  • 12. COFFIN EXERCISE • 7) Triple click on the coffin to highlight all • Right Click on the coffin to bring up menu • Click - Make Group
  • 13. COFFIN EXERCISE • 8) Paint Bucket Tool (B) - Click Materials - Wood - Cherry
  • 14. COFFIN EXERCISE • 8) Paint Bucket Tool (B) - Click Materials - Wood - Cherry • Click on Coffin to paint • Zoom In Using the Mouse Wheel
  • 15. COFFIN EXERCISE • 9) Double click on Coffin to open group. • Select Tool (spacebar) Click on coffin lid.
  • 16. COFFIN EXERCISE • 10) Offset Tool (F) - Click on Lid and drag towards center. • Type 3" and hit (Return)
  • 17. COFFIN EXERCISE • 11) Push/Pull Tool (P) - Push the shape on the lid down and click. • Type .75” and hit (Return)
  • 18. COFFIN EXERCISE • Use Orbit Tool (O) - to circle the coffin.
  • 19. COFFIN EXERCISE • Repeat 3” Offset on all sides of the coffin.
  • 20. COFFIN EXERCISE • Repeat .75” Push on all sides of the coffin.
  • 21. COFFIN EXERCISE • Use Orbit Tool (O) - to circle the coffin.
  • 22. COFFIN EXERCISE • Repeat the .75” Push on all sides of the coffin.
  • 23. COFFIN EXERCISE • Double Click outside of the object to close the group.
  • 24. COFFIN EXERCISE CONGRATULATIONS! Nice Coffin!
  • 25. Haunter SketchUp 101: Coffin Exercise By Leonard Pickel, Hauntrepreneurs(R) Themed Attraction Design and Consulting www.hauntrepreneurs.com 972.951.5100 leonardpickel@gmail.com Copyright 2014 – Leonard Pickel, All Rights Reserved