3D digital Modeling: Sketchup

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We are glad to announce new trainings in 3D modeling, which will take place in three phases, each in two difficulty levels. Trainings are conducted by in English language with constant presence of Slovenian assistant. 

Training for fast 3D modeling with CAD (Computer Aided Design) software Sketchup will take place in RogLab. First level training will be held on Thursday, May 15, from 4pm to 8pm, while second level training will be held ob Thursday, May 22, at the same time. You are cordially invited to apply!

Sketchup is a 3D modeling software ideal for introducing digital design because of its intuitive building and transformation tools and its user-friendly environment. Experienced CAD users will discover a powerful tool for extremely rapid 3D visualization and modeling. The Sketchup platform is the most widespread 3D modeling package currently available and has a huge community of users sharing their models and designs, as well as their technical support, through the Sketchup 3D warehouse.


You can download a very complete version of the software free of charge from Sketchup’s website.


General Information:


Objective: To discover and master the most important tools that the Sketchup platform has to offer to do 3D digital modeling.

Target audience: Architects, designers (particularly interior and product designers), game developers, industrial engineers, craftsmen, makers and anyone with a creative mind who wants to develop their own designs in a digital form and is a newcomer in the world of CAD software.

Working language: English with a Slovene speaking assistant.

Workshop material: Participants must bring their own personal laptop with the latest version of Sketchup installed and wheel mouse (recommended).

Number of participants: 6 to 7 people

Promos and perks: Take units 1 and 2 together and get a free assistance at RogLab Open Days – a monthly RogLab membership.

More information: For more information or application write to; you can also apply here.



Level 1: Basic 3D Digital Modeling with Sketchup


Objective: To learn the basic tools of 3D modeling in Sketchup, get familiarized with the interface and navigation window and learn how to export files for 3D printing. At the end of the course, participants will be able to shape and build their own visions and projects. Very useful for later use of RogLab equipment.


Course outline:

1.1 Different CAD packages and what they do

1.2 Sketchup’s interface

1.3 Getting files from off the Internet

1.4 Fun geometry with CAD: zooming and navigating a model

1.5 Elementary 3D modeling

1.6 Exporting to *.stl files


Specific information:

Price: 35€

Date: May 15, from 4 pm to 8 pm

Prior knowledge and experience needed: None



Level 2: Advanced Modeling Tools, Rendering and Animations with Sketchup


Objective: To acquire full 3D modeling skills, including advanced modeling tips, and explore and get used to all of the expressive representation possibilities that the Sketckup design platform provides. At the end of the course, participants will be able to take on any Sketchup project and be ready to create their own digital images and animations for presenting their creations to others successfully.


Course outline:

2.1 Modeling with polygons: face orientation

2.2 Rendering and textures

2.3 Sketchup’s styles

2.4 Animations

2.5 Exporting to CAD formats

2.6 Importing from other CAD formats


Specific information:

Price: 35€

Date: May 22, from 4 pm to 8 pm

Prior knowledge and experience needed: Be comfortable with the Sketchup environment and interface; and be familiar with the use of Sketchup’s shape and transformation tools.