If you think you’re a SketchUp hotshot, think again. Ten minutes spent flipping through Real World Google SketchUp 7 by Mike Tadros will make you realize there’s plenty to learn. Spend an hour and I guarantee you’ll be more productive. The book is that good.
Mike (who is also the lead instructor at Go-2-School.com) has been one of the world’s best SketchUp teachers for years. His video podcasts are terrific and his training DVDs are second to none. My favorite thing about Mike is his ability to explain not just how to do something, but how to do it quicker and smarter than anyone else. He’s a power user’s power user, and I learn something every time I watch him work.
This book provides a behind-the-scenes look into the professional workflows he's been putting to use at his company, Igloo Studios. It explores topics that are super-relevant to everyone who uses SketchUp: working with 2D CAD files; turning hand drawings into 3D models; making compelling fly-throughs; setting up SketchUp for maximum efficiency; working with materials; authoring Dynamic Components; using Rubies and other plugins... The list goes on.
Congrats on a great book, Mike.
Update: Peachpit Press (the book's publisher) is offering a discount: Enter the coupon code “SKETCHUP” to receive 35% off and free USA shipping (expires 12/31/10).