I sugest to start testing with a simple style instead of making a complex styles. You have 4 simple styles:
1. Only a default material -> everything will be sectioned with the same material.
Video Tutorial – default material
2. By object -> the objects will be sectioned with the material attached to the object
Video Tutorial – by object
3. By layer -> the object wil be sectioned with the material defined to the layer the object is on
Video Tutorial – by layer
4. By texture -> the objects will be sectioned with the same material which is painted in SketchUp on the group or component.
Video Tutorial – by texture
At first the Skalp styles look complex, but you can use them very simple or you can make them very complex if you want to do special things. But normally you adapt them once for your own way of working and you don’t need to look at them anymore.