We create SketchUp floor plans, elevations and flat lays CONTINUALLY and publish them in our Facebook Group, in LinkedIn, on our Instagram and Twitter feed almost daily, to help inspire our students and followers when it comes to the amazing designs and visuals that can be created using SketchUp and Photoshop/GIMP.
The learning doesn’t stop once you’ve taken our courses!
And we place a lot of importance on encouraging you guys to continue to develop your skills and techniques after you have taken our courses, which is why we love hosting 5 Day Challenges!
Why is participation in our 5 Day Challenges important?
- they help you consolidate everything you’ve learned in our courses;
- they allow you to experiment with new styles and techniques;
- the final images can be used to fill out your portfolio, or provide you with visually pleasing graphics for your social media marketing, website or blog;
- the Challenges can also help you develop your interior design skills, because sometimes we ask you to meet a specific design brief. This is particularly useful for Interior Design students, who have no or little industry experience;
- THEY. CHALLENGE. YOU.
Admit it! You never realised that a 5 Day Challenge had so many benefits!
In one of our previous 5 Day Challenges we included a MASTERCLASS VIDEO TUTORIAL providing pro tips on how to add curved shadows (and highlights) to a round mirror. This Masterclass video was only available to view in the private forum for course #7 Rendering Floor Plans & Elevations.
We’re excited to announce a SECOND MASTERCLASS VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to render wall panelling to add a 3D effect. If you’re already enrolled onto course #7 you can view it when it is published on the 18th July 2018!
We decided to add this Masterclass tutorial because our new 5 Day Challenge includes, you guessed it, a wall panel!
Wall light 3D model available to purchase for £6.00 and stone pot with wild flowers available for £10.00.
For the above design we wanted to use a strong colour for the wall but included wall panelling to visually lift. It’s a smart look, and adds a lovely amount of detail without being over the top. We also decided to incorporate a white sofa with a grey geometric pattern to keep things fresh. The use of navy and blush pink helps to break up the use of blue and white, with brass accents adding a nice dollop of glam to this scheme.
The SketchUp Elevation for the 5 Day Challenge:
We have provided the same elevation, but with a different sofa (we purchased the sofa 3D model in our elevation and therefore we can’t distribute it), however we found an amazing sofa in the 3D Warehouse for you! It is already texture mapped, which means all you have to do is replace the texture and it will be mapped beautifully! Watch the quick video below for more information on how to do this!
- You MUST NOT replace the items already created in the SketchUp file, i.e. the wall panelling, the mirror, the sofa and the side tables but you CAN change their colours and finishes;
- You MUST NOT change the dimensions of the above items;
- You MUST use a pattern on the sofa;
- You MUST use a colour palette consisting of AT LEAST THREE colours;
- You MUST include a reflection in the mirror but you’re welcome to change the geometry to a different reflection than the one shown;
- You don’t need to include wall lights, this is completely up to you but if you do, please don’t try to show any illumination! We would like you to keep the lights switched OFF;
- You MUST include a coffee table and accessories.
Use our handy timetable to help keep you on track! YOU MUST SHARE YOUR FINAL ELEVATION IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP BY THE 22 JULY 2018.