Digging through the Ruby script archive for SketchUp is just amazing. There is a great tool at every corner. Here’s one of them: The 6-sided cube panorama exporter. Together with a renderer like Kerkythea (and a stitching program), it is extremely easy to create realistic panoramas right out of SketchUp.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea

Quickly creating 3D-models and doing sketchy renderings is clearly the strength of SketchUp. Most of its modeling feature set is even available in the free version and with downloadable Extensions, anything is possible. One feature that is missing in SketchUp, though, is photo-realistic rendering. But don’t let that stop you…

Wow, Sweet(s) 3D Warehouse!

Now here’s something. First, Google allowed everyone to contribute to their 3D Warehouse, a collection of 3D objects (components) for SketchUp, which got us used to everything from meticulously modeled buildings to the daily occurrence of an oddly shaped box named “my dream home”. Then they convinced some manufacturers to add their CAD data (Marvin […] Read more..

Oh, the newbies…

Here’s one to watch: Iberia just announced their spring fares to Europe. Why is that so newsworthy? Well, it’s the way they did it. And that will change. It always frustrated me that airlines here in the US post their fares as “one-way based on round-trip purchase”. What a deceptive practice this is! They might […] Read more..