This one is just plain amazing! If you’ve ever push-pulled anything in SketchUp, you’ll appreciate the video by Bruce Branit. Enjoy in full-screen mode!
A recent post by Smashing Magazine on free fonts made me look again at the list of fonts installed on my (Windows) machine. In particular, I was looking for fonts that would work well for CAD annotation. After all, AutoCAD’s TXT-font, Revit’s Arial and SketchUp’s Verdana can appear a bit “default” for good-looking plans. And […] Read more..
I just released a new SketchUp plugin. Its main function is to load other plugins. Here’s a screenshot of the main menu options: You can find a detailed description (and the download link) on the project page. Here are the feature highlights: Browse the main web plugin repositories and then load any plugin into SketchUp. […] Read more..
I recently needed a medium-size studio setup with gradient background and nice lighting for some SketchUp models that I wanted to render in Kerkythea. Since I couldn’t find anything suitable, I just made one. This is a 16’x16’x16′ studio setup for rendering and presentation. It contains a smooth background and two emitter/reflector faces on the […] Read more..
These are some interesting SketchUp links that just came across my desk: SketchUcation You most probably know this link if you are working with SketchUp regularly – mainly from their great forum. One recent change: They updated their website to now include a lot of tutorials ranging from the beginner to the advanced level. In […] Read more..
Google has released a maintenance release of SketchUp. Beyond a host of fixes, there are also two new features: It is now possible to add a model to Google Earth relative to the ocean floor. To use this functionality, go to Preferences > Extensions and check the Google Earth Ocean Modeling extension. Then, open Google […] Read more..
So you have finished the CAD model of your latest project and now is presentation time. Depending on your CAD software, you may have some options. For example, if you used SketchUp, then you can easily apply a style to make things look sketchy. Or make the output look like it was drawn on heavy […] Read more..