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Year In Review: 2023 In (My) Photos

The images below are some of my favorite images from this year. They don’t include everything I have seen and done this year, but each one tells a little bit of a story. I hope you like them. If you want to see more, check out my albums on Flickr. I also have a selection […] Read more..

Joyful Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2024!

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate it), and a healthy, happy, and successful New Year 2024! And just to reiterate what I said in last year’s post: A little bit more peace on earth would also go a long way!

Just Released: Third Edition of “Architectural Design with SketchUp”

I am very excited to be announcing the release of the third edition of my book “Architectural Design with SketchUp”! You can as of now find this new edition on Amazon, Wiley and everywhere else where books are sold. It is available as full-color paperback and e-book editions. Since the publication of the second edition in 2015, […] Read more..

Joyful Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2023!

You can interact with the 3D model here. To my readers, friends and colleagues: I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate it), and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2023! A little bit more peace on earth would also go a […] Read more..

My Second New Extension This Week: Scale By Tools

My second new SketchUp extension that is being released this week also combines various Ruby Scripts that I had laying around or that were in my book, Architectural Design with SketchUp. It makes those more accessible to everyone and should lead to some really beautiful designs. This time the extension has to do with transforming […] Read more..

My New SketchUp Extension is Out: Random Tools

Ever wanted to place large swaths of randomly-arranged grass in SketchUp as shown in the image above? Have you been frustrated by textures that repeat a bit too much on copied wood boards? Do I have an extension for you… I just released a new extension, Random Tools, which is a combination of various Ruby […] Read more..

X-mas tree 2019

Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2020!

Dear friends and colleagues, I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2020! Cheers, Alex P.S. Once again my card is a SketchUp model, this time with a wood-block print theme. Rendering was again accomplished in Sketchfab. In case […] Read more..