FOCUSED SketchUp for Interior Design

Learn SketchUp and V-Ray to Create Beautiful 3-D Renders
 

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FOCUSED SketchUp is an online course tailored to Interior Designers that need to learn SketchUp quickly and give them tools and assets that will allow them to model and render designs efficiently with a high level of quality. This course is packed with valuable instructor-led courses on key Sketchup skills and provides you with a large library of assets that you can import into your projects to save you time and frustration.

Learn How to Create Photorealistic Images with SketchUp + V-Ray

Lead Instructor John Kaplar
John Kaplar - Founder & Instructor

Why I Created This Course

I’m an Interior Designer (along with my wife, Megan) for our design firm, Arched Manor. I have been using SketchUp with V-Ray to wow our clients with photorealistic images of our designs. I spent months learning SketchUp from scratch and developed a custom process for modeling and proprietary library of assets that I use to quickly and efficiently create 3D models.

I have a broad knowledge of SketchUp and know exactly what Interior Designers need to know in order to use it – hence the FOCUSED course name. I have created a training package that is FOCUSED on only learning what Interior Designers need to know to use SketchUp, which saves time – as an Interior Designer, I know all too well how valuable your time is and don’t want you wasting any of it!

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Learn SketchUp The Right Way

Each course is completely online and self-paced so that you can work on it as your schedule allows. 

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The course comes with hundreds of downloadable assets that you can use in your modeling to work faster and more efficiently!

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In addition to SketchUp, this course covers V-Ray (for creating photorealistic images) and LayOut (for creating 2-D elevations and diagrams). 

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FOCUSED SketchUp is for Interior Designers, or anyone that needs to learn SketchUp with a focus on quickly creating interior models in order to generate photorealistic renders and elevations.

Here is What You Will Learn

How to install and configure SketchUp and V-Ray on your computer

How to use V-Ray to create photorealistic images of your model

How to send your model to Layout to create 2-D elevations and diagrams

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Shortcuts and tricks to creating 3D models quickly

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How to import my pre-made objects into your models

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What extensions to use to reduce your modeling time

Wow Your Clients

Learn to Create Renders Like These

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Course Structure

  1. Installing Sketchup and V-Ray [16:13]
  2. Setting up Your Workspace [2:54]
  3. Installing Extensions [12:07]
  4. Setup Keyboard Shortcuts [2:31]
  1. Intro and Cheat Sheet [3:06]
  2. Mouse and Navigation [7:25]
  3. Using the Keyboard [7:23]
  4. The Select Tool [2:36]
  5. The Move Tool [10:01]
  6. The Line Tool [17:11]
  7. The Rectangle Tool [3:22]
  8. The Circle Tool [4:41]
  9. The Arc Tool [7:01]
  10. The Tape Measure Tool [7:33]
  11. The Offset Tool [6:14]
  12. The Push/Pull Tool [5:38]
  13. The Rotate Tool [5:02]
  14. The Scale Tool [4:51]
  1. Groups [7:09]
  2. Components [8:59]
  3. Outliner [8:57]
  4. Layers (Tags) [5:58]
  5. Hiding and Unhiding [7:28]
  1. Starting from Dimensions [15:07]
  2. Starting from a Floor Plan [18:39]
  3. Adding Windows [20:04]
  4. Adding Doors [9:13]
  5. Adding Molding [18:07]
  6. Creating Scenes [4:56]
  7. Section Planes [10:27]
  8. Styles and When to Use Them [5:08]
  9. Creating Elevations [7:16]
  1. Introduction to V-Ray [7:54]
  2. Rendering [19:47]
  3. Textures and How to Add Them [13:02]
  4. Creating a Material Library [8:03]
  5. The Best Places to Get Textures [6:21]
  6. Modifying Textures with Photoshop [7:49]
  7. Light Types in V-Ray [20:49]
  1. Adding a Floor [5:43]
  2. Using Paint Textures for Walls and Trim [12:31]
  3. Adding Lighting [12:38]
  1. Introduction [2:56]
  2. The 3D Warehouse [13:08]
  3. Creating Your Own Custom Objects [15:19]
  4. The Best 3-D Object Sites [9:00]
  5. How to Organize Your Custom Library of 3D Objects [13:12]
  6. Scaling Furniture [14:43]
  7. Adding Artwork and Pictures [10:39]
  8. Adding a Rug [7:48]
  9. Adding Trees Outside the Windows [13:53]
  10. Finishing Touches [41:25]
  1. Keep It Simple [2:00]
  2. Rendering Options [11:34]
  3. Chaos Cloud [14:03]
  4. Post Production [9:07]
  1. Layout vs. SketchUp [4:35]
  2. Templates and Document Setup [8:26]
  3. Working with Pages and Viewports [8:49]
  4. Adding Measurements and Text [7:12]
  5. Export Options [2:48]
  1. Creating a Living a Room
  2. Creating a Bedroom
  3. Creating a Family Room
  4. Creating a Farmhouse Kitchen
  5. Creating a Dining Room
  1. Installing Sketchup and V-Ray [16:13]
  2. Setting up Your Workspace [2:54]
  3. Installing Extensions [12:07]
  4. Setup Keyboard Shortcuts [2:31]
  1. Intro and Cheat Sheet [3:06]
  2. Mouse and Navigation [7:25]
  3. Using the Keyboard [7:23]
  4. The Select Tool [2:36]
  5. The Move Tool [10:01]
  6. The Line Tool [17:11]
  7. The Rectangle Tool [3:22]
  8. The Circle Tool [4:41]
  9. The Arc Tool [7:01]
  10. The Tape Measure Tool [7:33]
  11. The Offset Tool [6:14]
  12. The Push/Pull Tool [5:38]
  13. The Rotate Tool [5:02]
  14. The Scale Tool [4:51]
  1. Groups [7:09]
  2. Components [8:59]
  3. Outliner [8:57]
  4. Layers (Tags) [5:58]
  5. Hiding and Unhiding [7:28]
  1. Starting from Dimensions [15:07]
  2. Starting from a Floor Plan [18:39]
  3. Adding Windows [20:04]
  4. Adding Doors [9:13]
  5. Adding Molding [18:07]
  6. Creating Scenes [4:56]
  7. Section Planes [10:27]
  8. Styles and When to Use Them [5:08]
  9. Creating Elevations [7:16]
  1. Introduction to V-Ray [7:54]
  2. Rendering [19:47]
  3. Textures and How to Add Them [13:02]
  4. Creating a Material Library [8:03]
  5. The Best Places to Get Textures [6:21]
  6. Modifying Textures with Photoshop [7:49]
  7. Light Types in V-Ray [20:49]
  1. Adding a Floor [5:43]
  2. Using Paint Textures for Walls and Trim [12:31]
  3. Adding Lighting [12:38]
  1. Introduction [2:56]
  2. The 3D Warehouse [13:08]
  3. Creating Your Own Custom Objects [15:19]
  4. The Best 3-D Object Sites [9:00]
  5. How to Organize Your Custom Library of 3D Objects [13:12]
  6. Scaling Furniture [14:43]
  7. Adding Artwork and Pictures [10:39]
  8. Adding a Rug [7:48]
  9. Adding Trees Outside the Windows [13:53]
  10. Finishing Touches [41:25]
  1. Keep It Simple [2:00]
  2. Rendering Options [11:34]
  3. Chaos Cloud [14:03]
  4. Post Production [9:07]
  1. Layout vs. SketchUp [4:35]
  2. Templates and Document Setup [8:26]
  3. Working with Pages and Viewports [8:49]
  4. Adding Measurements and Text [7:12]
  5. Export Options [2:48]
  1. Creating a Living a Room
  2. Creating a Bedroom
  3. Creating a Family Room
  4. Creating a Farmhouse Kitchen
  5. Creating a Dining Room

Over 15 Hours of FOCUSED Online Training, Plus...

150 Page Printable Lesson Notes for the Bootcamp

My Printable SketchUp Cheat Sheet

Private Facebook Group Access for support and help from students and me!

An Export of My SketchUp Keyboard Shortcuts

V-Ray Material Library with All My Go-to Textures

Sherwin Williams Paint Library for V-Ray with Their 50 Most Popular Colors

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Plus, this course comes with

6 Packs of Over 1,000 Downloadable Objects...Absolutely FREE!

Interior Door & Trim Pack

300 Doors in 10 styles, 6 sizes, and 5 finishes with 32 matching trim objects in 4 styles also included.

Window & Trim Pack

163 Single Pane and Double-Hung Windows with 100 matching  pre-made trim casings included.

Hardware Pack

264 Hardware Pieces in 8 finishes such as antique brass, polished nickel, matte black, & more.

Recessed Light Pack

Four ready-to-go recessed lights in varying wattages to quickly add recessed lights into your model.

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Benjamin Moore Paint Library

Import Benjamín Moore’s 75 most popular colors directly into V-Ray so you can easily use them in your designs.

Shiplap Pack

Four ready-to-go Shiplap Panels in both 5.5″ and 7.25″ width, both horizontal and vertical.

All Designed to Save You Time While Modeling!

Course Reviews

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Dawn Gepfert
Dawn Gepfert
dawnpgepfertdesign.com
@dawngepfert
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FOCUSED Sketchup was the class that I wish I had when I first ventured into Sketchup. John culls the extraneous information and really hones in on just what you need to get up and running quickly.
Jenny Rodden
Jenny Rodden
@lyfordinteriorsfairhope
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If you have ever been hesitant to join a class like this... seriously don't wait! Everything was broken down into bite size pieces and each module segment was easy to process and use as a building block for the next!
Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin
@lesliemartindesigner
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John cuts right to the chase with instructions and tips that will be most useful for producing stunning layouts and elevations, and realistic 3-D room renderings for my clients.
Jessica Muir
Jessica Muir
@jessicamuirdesignco
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Wholeheartedly recommend this course - John’s attention to details is spot on! As a SketchUp beginner, this course was easy to follow!
Katelyn Theobald
Katelyn Theobald
Wilshire Revival
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The FOCUSED Sketchup Course is one of the best things I’ve done for my business, and I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in having the tools to create amazing renderings for their clients!
Dawn Gepfert
Dawn Gepfert
dawnpgepfertdesign.com
@dawngepfert
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I believe that FOCUSED Sketchup is the best way for those who do interiors to learn Sketchup and V-Ray!
Rebecca Campbell
Rebecca Campbell
@goldenbutterflyhome
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One of the most worthwhile bonuses of the course is access to the downloadable assets, it greatly increases the speed and simplicity of creating beautiful models!
Cassie Scaldaferri
Cassie Scaldaferri
cassdesignco.com
@coastal_cass
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The ability to visualize is invaluable for a high level client experience and, thanks to this course, I feel like I can now offer this to my clients.
Dawn Gepfert
Dawn Gepfert
dawnpgepfertdesign.com
@dawngepfert
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I had been a bit intimidated by Vray, but John again focuses on what you really need to know to create realistic renderings and doesn’t get lost in the weeds.
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I am so certain you will love this course that I am offering a Risk-Free 14-Day Money Back Guarantee! If you start the course and find that it’s not for you, or if you are unsatisifed with the course for any reason, I have you covered.

All you have to do is contact me within 14 days of your purchase, and I will give you 100% of your money back.

FAQ's and Answers

You May Be Thinking...

Yes, the courses are designed for beginners (with no or little experience) and intermediates (that need to hone their skills). The first few modules walk you through how to setup your software and give tutorials on the basics of SketchUp. And remember, if you decide the course is not right for you, you can request a refund within 14 days of purchase.

Yes, the course is compatible with any operating system – the lessons are viewed over the web with a browser (Chrome recommended). The lessons are recorded on a system using a Windows operating system.

No, but you will need to sign up for the free trial versions (7 Days for SketchUp and 30 Days for V-Ray) so that you can work through the lessons and utilize the downloadable assets. The first module of the course walks you through how to sign up for the trials and install the software on your machine.

That depends on the options you select during checkout (basic course or the Ultimate package with Kitchen Design) and the time you can devote to watching the lectures. The course is self-paced so that you can work it around your schedule. The videos in total are about 15 hours.

This course is for anyone that wants to learn SketchUp and V-Ray for Interior Design. While this course is focused around Interior Designers, anyone that needs SketchUp training to model interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, wood working projects, decor, etc. can benefit from this course. Whether you are a professional, a home renovator/remodeler, DIY enthusiast, design student, kitchen designer, etc., this course is for you!

No problem! Within the first 14 days of purchasing the course, if you are not 100% satisfied, simply let us know and we will give you a full refund!

Yes! All students have access to our private Facebook group where you can ask questions and engage with other students (and me!). You can also send me an email if you get stuck and I'll do my best to help you!

You get full access to the course for the lifetime of the course.  SketchUp may not be around in 50 years, so I can't legally offer lifetime access. 🙂

 
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