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Twinmotion Training | Twinmotion & SketchUp for Beginners

A course by Adam Morgan, Architectural Director at Studio RBA.
This is a beginners course to get you started with both SketchUp and Twinmotion, which are amazing programmes for Architects to demonstrate their ideas. The lessons are easy to follow and will give you a strong foundation for 3d modelling and real-time rendering.

Skill level

Beginner

Duration

Approx. 2.5 hrs

Certificate

On completion

Closed Captions

English

About this course

Embarking on the journey of architectural visualization can feel overwhelming, especially with the vast array of software options at your disposal. ArchAdemia brings to you a specially curated course, melding two powerhouses of visualization – SketchUp and Twinmotion. Designed for beginners, our training aims to simplify your initiation into the realms of 3D modelling and real-time rendering.

Both SketchUp and Twinmotion have revolutionized how architects breathe life into their concepts. SketchUp, with its intuitive interface, streamlines the process of 3D modelling, making intricate designs accessible even to novices. Twinmotion, on the other hand, transforms these models into immersive visual experiences through real-time rendering. Together, they offer an unparalleled toolkit for architects wishing to articulate their visions compellingly.

If you’ve found yourself pondering over which “online SketchUp course” to choose or which is the “best Twinmotion course”, ArchAdemia offers an amalgamation of both. Our lessons, structured meticulously, guide you step-by-step, ensuring that each concept is comprehensible and practical.

For those just dipping their toes into the waters of architectural visualization, our YouTube channel houses a wealth of free content. While it provides a taste of what’s in store, our main course delves deeper, equipping you with skills that form the bedrock of professional-grade visualization.

What differentiates ArchAdemia’s training from the generic “Twinmotion training videos” you might stumble upon online is our dedication to holistic learning. Our course doesn’t merely showcase software features; it immerses you in the entire creative process. From the foundational principles of 3D modelling in SketchUp to mastering the nuances of real-time rendering in Twinmotion, we cover it all.

Upon course completion, participants are awarded a Twinmotion training certificate, a testament to their proficiency in the software. This certificate not only accentuates your skill set but elevates your professional standing in the architectural community.

With ArchAdemia, you’re not just learning software functionalities; you’re cultivating a deeper understanding of architectural visualization. You’ll emerge not just as a software user but as a storyteller, adept at translating architectural concepts into vivid visual narratives.

Join ArchAdemia’s Twinmotion and SketchUp for Beginners course. A world of design, innovation, and mesmerizing visuals awaits. Dive in now!

To access SketchUp and Twinmotion to get started with our architecture tutorials please use the following links;

Skills you'll gain

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Syllabus

Lesson 1 – Modelling (27:22). We open the course by modelling our scene in SketchUp using a cabin in the woods found on Instagram!

Lesson 2 – Materials (19:02). Once imported into Twinmotion we texture up our scene ready for render using a range of techniques.

Lesson 3 – Objects & Assets (19:04). Twinmotion has an amazing library of people, vehicles, furniture & so on. This lesson goes through each key area of Twinmotion’s library so you can add detail to your scene.

Lesson 4 – Lighting (9:38). Before we consider rendering anything we need to light our scene correctly. Here we explain the range of options at your disposal using Twinmotion to make the most of your renderings.

Lesson 5 – Rendering (9:59). This video explains how to produce beautiful renders within Twinmotion, whilst making some tweaks in real-time to make sure you’re completely happy with your final image.

Lesson 6 – Post Production (7:25). Once rendered, we take our image into Adobe Photoshop to enhance the colours, depth, contrast & so on to maximise the quality of our final render.

Lesson 7 – Flythrough Animation (2:56). The final lesson of this course explains how you can set a camera animation & render it off as a starting point for creating amazing flythrough videos of your scene!

Why learn SketchUp & Twinmotion?

When diving into the world of architectural design, there’s something magical about the blend of SketchUp and real-time rendering programs. Imagine an architect, not just drafting lines on paper, but breathing life into ideas like a digital wizard. It’s no longer about just working; it’s about playing and exploring. SketchUp makes the design process feel like sculpting a masterpiece from clay, except in a digital realm. Throw real-time rendering into the mix, and voilà! Those 3D models transform into vibrant, lifelike visuals.

For clients, it’s a game-changer. No more squinting at blueprints, trying to decode abstract lines. With these tools, they’re transported inside the architect’s imagination, wandering through spaces and feeling the ambiance before a single brick is laid. And for budding architects presenting to tutors? It’s like offering a 4K movie experience in a world of black-and-white sketches. Tutors get a clear, vibrant picture, making feedback more constructive.

In essence, SketchUp and real-time rendering aren’t just tools; they’re the bridge between the dreamer and the dream. They make the journey of creation not just efficient, but downright delightful for architects, clients, and educators alike.

Meet your tutor - Adam Morgan | Architectural Director | Studio RBA

Hi, I’m Adam. I am the founder and director of Studio RBA, a team of 8 architects and CGI artists in the city centre of Liverpool, UK. The office is experienced in a wide range of building types and procurement routes, successfully winning projects with contract values of up to £80 million. We work for a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients across the country. I have always had a passion for teaching aspiring and young architects. I offer support to emerging young architects through the RIBA mentoring programme and am also a visiting architectural critic and tutor for Liverpool John Moores University.

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We’re the only architectural educator that teaches all aspects of what an architect goes through each day, through architecture courses, one-off lessons, podcasts and mentoring. We have to know and deal with a lot; concept design, technical design, graphics, construction, dealing with clients & consultants etc. Our platform gives insight into all of these areas and more through a range of mediums such as; online classes, one-to-one coaching, podcasts and downloadable resources.

We have two forms of membership, monthly and annual. Both can be cancelled at any time with no contractual obligations. Both include all course content that exists today and any future instalments, access to our community forum and monthly bonuses. Annual members benefit from two extra perks; the ability to contact us directly anytime to help with day to day issues, often resulting in a video call support session, and free access to all downloadable resources (currently worth £300 total).

Monthly memberships are £15 per month and our annual membership is £79 paid per year. Head over to our pricing page to find out exactly what’s included with each. FYI – both memberships auto-renew.

Our teaching style is relaxed and specific to the needs of an architect or similar construction industry designer. All of our premium courses are centred around an iconic piece of architecture, which provides a dual benefit of learning the software and diving deeper into exceptional pieces of design.
You can watch your lessons on a desktop, maybe with a split screen or you can consume our content via mobile utilising two options. The first option is simply viewing our mobile optimised website, where the second is to download the Kajabi app and use the credentials you made with us to login and view your lessons anytime and anywhere!
Joining us is easy, simply scroll to the top of our home page and start by hitting the button in the top banner. We also have a handful of other buttons positioned around our site. Head over to the pricing page to find a detailed breakdown of what’s included.

Once you’ve created your account you’ll be taken to the members area. There, you have easy access to your account information, where you’ll receive instructions on how to cancel if you wish to do so.

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