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Sketchup and Lumion 3D Software

About the course

Are you interested in learning how to use SketchUp, the popular 3D modelling software used in various industries, and Lumion, the 3D rendering software that is ideally matched with SketchUp?

What will I study?

Learner hours: 20

Our comprehensive course will teach you the fundamentals of SketchUp, from basic tools and techniques to advanced modelling and rendering. You'll learn how to create 3D models from scratch, modify existing models, and use SketchUp to bring your designs to life.

Our course includes step-by-step tutorials, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples to help you master SketchUp quickly and easily. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, our course has something to offer.

Lumion: is a 3D rendering software that enables architects, designers, and other professionals to create high-quality visualizations and animations of their designs. With Lumion, users can import 3D models of buildings, landscapes, and other objects, and then add materials, lighting, and other effects to create realistic and immersive virtual environments.

Our course will also teach you the fundamentals of Lumion, from basic tools and techniques to advanced rendering and animation. You will learn how to import 3D models from SketchUp, apply materials and textures, and add realistic lighting and effects to your scenes.

Day 1: Introduction to SketchUp

  • Overview of SketchUp interface and navigation
  • Basic tools, techniques, and manipulation
  • Creating simple 3D models

Day 2: Architectural Modelling in SketchUp

  • Import, Preparation and Setup
  • Creating an architectural model

Day 3: Working with Components

  • Creating and Managing Components
  • 3D Warehouse
  • Working with Landscape and Typology

Day 4: Visualisation

  • Applying Materials and Textures
  • Lighting

Day 5: Rendering and Collaboration in SketchUp

  • Creating visuals and renders
  • Sharing and presenting your SketchUp model

Day 1: Introduction to Lumion

  • Overview of Lumion interface and navigation
  • Importing 3D models into Lumion
  • Creating and modifying the environment
  • Creating and modifying landscapes

Day 2: Lighting and Effects in Lumion

  • Applying materials and textures to 3D models
  • Adding and adjusting lights
  • Applying realistic effects to 3D scenes

Day 3: Walkthroughs and Animations in Lumion

  • Creating basic walkthroughs and animations in Lumion
  • Adding people, vehicles, and other animated objects to 3D scenes
  • Exporting animations from Lumion
  • Taking both the SketchUp and Lumion courses can be beneficial if you are interested in using 3D modelling and rendering software for architecture, engineering, construction, or interior design.

Here are some reasons why taking both courses can be valuable:

  • Comprehensive Training: The SketchUp course will provide a solid foundation in creating 3D models while the Lumion course will teach you how to create photorealistic renderings and animations. Together, they offer comprehensive training in 3D modelling and rendering.
  • Workflow Efficiency: Using both SketchUp and Lumion together can help streamline your workflow. You can create your 3D models in SketchUp and then import them into Lumion for rendering and animation.
  • Career Advancement: By learning both SketchUp and Lumion, you will be equipped with skills that are in high demand in the architecture and design industry. This can help you advance your career and open new job opportunities.
  • Increased Flexibility: Learning both SketchUp and Lumion can offer greater flexibility in the software you use for your projects. You can use SketchUp for creating 3D models, and Lumion for rendering and visualization, or use both software together.
  • Overall, taking both the SketchUp and Lumion courses can give you a strong foundation in 3D modelling and rendering and help you develop the skills needed to succeed in the architecture and design industry.
  • Anyone who would benefit from the use and understanding of an Architectural CAD solution for building management, visualisation and documentation.

Where will I study?

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Our address is The School of Creative Arts, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.

For Maps and Directions please visit our helpful  ‘Where to Find Us’  page. Further details are sent by email when you have booked.


As you will be on campus, the 3D software is pre-installed on the universities PC's and Macs.


To be able to maintain the pace of this course you should:

  • Have PC skills that are above a basic level
  • Have some experience using programs such as Word or Photoshop.
  • Be expected to navigate files and folders on a computer and understand how to use Googles Search Engine

Key Staff

Course Tutor

Lukshay Beegun

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed two weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers.

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through our online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enroll or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement.


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. Find further details of our cancellation terms here.

How to apply?

Start DateEnd DateDayTimeCostLink
17/04/202405/06/2024Wednesday19.00 - 21.30£375.00Apply online

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Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the Short Course team on 01707 285327 or complete our short course enquiry form.

Nick Thomas, Short Course Coordinator,
School of Creative Arts