Creating realistic scenes in SketchUp for rendering (part 1)
This tutorial assumes you have a basic level of understanding of SketchUp. If you have not used SketchUp before, see this tutorial series first, to get up to speed on the basic concepts. You may also wish to read these articles on the concepts of 3D graphics and rendering, if you need to brush up on some of the terminology.
Load SketchUp and start a new, empty scene.