Cortex Training is a London-based training centre specialising in live events, sound, media production and vocational courses

One day course

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Course Overview

  • Learn to use SketchUp to create 3D event visualisations
  • Master SketchUp's features in a course tailored for event professionals
  • This is a two day crash course that will have you work-ready by the end of the course

Who should attend this course?

Event professionals, Production Managers, Site Managers, set and prop designers and anyone that wants to visualise their event layouts in a 3D environment.

More Details

SketchUp offers powerful 3D visualisation that can be used to design event layouts. SketchUp drawings are very client-friendly and can be used to illustrate your creative ideas. It is also a powerful tool that allows for drawings-to-scale to be created.

SketchUp can also be integrated with AutoCad. You will learn how to take 2D venue CAD plans and create a 3D SketchUp model.

The SketchUp 3D Warehouse is a amazing resource for event professionals. This contains block drawings of speakers, stages, projectors, chairs, table and pretty much everything you could want to create amazing looking drawings.

SketchUp Make is a free piece of software.

Course Details

  • Learn to move around in the SketchUp 3D environment
  • Learn the drawing tools in SketchUp
  • Measuring and scaling
  • Working with layers
  • Importing photos as backgrounds
  • Importing 2D CAD files and creating 3D models
  • Using plug-ins
  • Creating event plans using Layout

Course Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of computers, PC or Mac

About The Tutor

This course is run by Chris Walker. Chris is the Production Manager for the band Hot Chip. Chris uses SketchUp as a Production Management tool.

Venue Information

This course is held at Oxford House in Bethnal Green.