How can you turn yourself into a vase?

Still need a good present idea and have a MakerBot laying around? Using SketchUp, you can easily turn your or a loved one’s silhouette into a rotational sculpture that can be a pedestal, vase, candle holder or anything else you like. With a 3D printer or a CNC lathe you have everything you need to […] Read more..

Analyze this! Creating geometry for structural analysis in SketchUp

I just posted a tutorial on my new SketchUp book’s companion site, http://sketchupfordesign.com, about how you can use SketchUp to create geometry for structural analysis. You can find the article (and the video) here: http://sketchupfordesign.com/tutorials/analyze-this-creating-geometry-for-structural-analysis-in-sketchup/

Support Barack Obama with a Website Bumper Sticker!

You may have noticed on this website that I am now sporting my political colors and am now officially endorsing Barack Obama for re-election as President of the United States. I support his policies and encourage every reader of this blog in the US to vote for him in the upcoming election. As you can […] Read more..

2012 SketchUp 3D Basecamp Recap

Now that the fourth SketchUp 3D Basecamp is over and the participants are heading home, it’s time to look back and recap some of the news and things that happened at the event. But first I have to say that Trimble’s SketchUp gang has yet again put together an amazing event in Boulder, their hometown. I […] Read more..

SketchUp 3D Basecamp, here I come!

This Sunday, I will be heading to Trimble’s SketchUp 3D Basecamp in Boulder, Colorado. This year’s iteration of the Basecamp is promising to be a great event. There will be lots of presentations showing what can be done with SketchUp once one masters the basics. For example, rendering in SketchUp has a solid block on Tuesday’s agenda. […] Read more..

Limit BuddyPress registration by domain

I am currently running a few WordPress installations with the great BuddyPress plugin. If you don’t know this plugin yet: you can create your own social network using this plugin. For example, it is possible to add groups, forums, membership, and even “@” commenting and discussions (like Twitter). Pretty nifty, really. One thing that stumped me […] Read more..