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Monday 25 November – Tuesday 26 November 2019

Workshop: Making 3D worlds

SketchUp Meets Unity


Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November

10am–5pm on both days


Learn how to create interactive digital environments.

This two day workshop is designed for beginners with little or no previous experience of 3D modelling. You will learn the basics of drawing and 3D modelling in SketchUp and use it to create a 3D environment which we will then make interactive using the Unity3D game engine.

SketchUp is a simple to learn 3D modelling software that makes it easy to draw digital 3D objects and spaces. The programme is used for a wide range of 3D modelling applications including  architectural design, woodworking, product design, game design, exhibition design and 3D printing. We will use SketchUp Free, which is the no cost version of SketchUp that runs online in a web browser.

In addition to SketchUp, you will also be introduced to the Unity3D game engine, which allows you to import and interact with 3D content in real-time. The Unity game engine has an intuitive workflow and allows you to create interactive environments that you can ‘walk’ around. The Unity Game engine is also free for personal and learning use.

Day One – Introduction to SketchUp

  • How to draw and extrude shapes
  • Measuring and inferencing along the correct axis
  • Modifying 3D geometry – moving, rotating, deleting
  • Building a space

Day two – Introduction to Unity3D Game Engine

  • Basic navigation
  • Importing and manipulating SketchUp models in Unity3D
  • Creating interactive digital spaces and environments

How to Book

This workshop is free, but spaces are limited so advance booking is essential. Priority will be given to sole traders, who are registered as self employed, limited companies and STEAMhouse members.

If you would like to take part please send an email  introducing yourself and what you do (including whether you are a self employed sole trader or have your own business) and outlining why you would like to take part to  Please put ‘SketchUp meets Unity workshop’ in the email subject line.


Our Workshop Leader

Combining a unique creative flair with technical aptitudes, Taran Singh specialises in immersive technologies and 3D video graphics.

His company, Taran 3D, like to explore, learn, and create and have worked on projects across a range of sectors including Culture and Heritage, games development, Architecture, virtual reality, 3D Animation, papercraft.

His scope of expertise includes CGI interface development, digital rendering, and interactive illustrations which he pairs with a keen understanding of user-end experience to create engaging and responsive digital products for a range of purposes including creating new virtual reality apps for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard and Quest and designing and installing a novel interactive museum exhibit that allows children to handle historic relics in virtual reality.


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