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SketchUp Skill Builder: Painting and projecting textures on curved surfaces

2018-01-14

 

As I was cruisin’ around the wine shop a few night’s ago, admiring a particular wine label, I thought it was about time for a Skill Builder on the topic of mapping images to curved surfaces in SketchUp.

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Simplify your workflow with component mirroring!

2018-01-14

 

A few weeks ago one of the folks over at SketchUp got in touch with me about making a new desk for their office space. There are already a few OpenDesksaround the office, and quite a few of my Maker Benches as well. What was needed though was something that was a bit custom. I always jump at the chance to make something new and different. After a few emails back and forth I fired up SketchUp and did a few quick mockups. My first idea involved some galvanized pipes:

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Making a door and window schedule in SketchUp

2018-01-13

SketchUp Pro 2018 is here and with it a slew of awesome new features. Two of these features are the Advanced Attributes and ‘Group By” aggregation in Generate Report. While these are both great features on their own, let’s take a look at how you can combine them to create door and window schedules.

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Vray for SketchUp 3.6 Released

2018-01-13

Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, the latest update to their professional rendering plugin. Built on Chaos Group’s industry-leading technology, V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp simplifies the design process for architects and designers, offering photorealistic visuals and easy-to-use controls from concept to construction.

 

 

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Message in a bottle: An exploration in truss automation

2017-12-10

In design and construction, a truss is defined as a framework of elements that, when combined, act as a single component providing support for a larger structure such as a bridge or a roof. Typically the design of a structural truss is dependant upon numerous calculations accounting for the effects of physical forces such as weight, tension, compression, material limitation, etc. These calculations are usually daunting and time consuming... until now.

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SketchFX Ex for SketchUp Review

2017-09-29

Ever find yourself exporting static images from SketchUp and post-processing in PhotoShop? With SketchFX Ex for SketchUp, you can achieve the same result directly within the SketchUp viewport.

Using the same layering approach as PhotoShop, SketchFX utilises a smart approach to stacking effects. The outcome has near infinite possibilities. But is it any good?

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SpaceMouse Pro Wireless: Review

2017-09-29

3D Connexion have extended their family of navigation devices with the introduction of the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless.

We have had some hands on time with the device for the past few weeks and have a detailed and unbiased breakdown of whether it lives up to the hype.

If you are in the market for a 3D navigation tool then read our full review.

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David SLS-1 3D Scanner: Review

2017-09-29

The DAVID SLS-1.

A few years ago we spent some time with the original DAVID scanner Starter Kit. A functional and easy to use home laser scanning solution.

But the technology at that time meant the scanning process was slow and it also meant spending time in a dull to dark environment. The results were impressive but the level of involvement was high.

Since that time the team behind the DAVID Scanner, DAVID 3D Solutions, have released their latest addition to their 3D scanning Portfolio. DAVID-SLS-1 scanner uses Structured Light technology, to produce 3D scans in a matter of seconds.

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MooTools 3D Browser: Review

2017-09-28

 

We did a bit of hunting around to see what tools were available that allowed you to browse, catalog and manage my 3D assets. We ended up with MooTools 3D Browser for 3D Users.

This detailed and comprehensive review of MooTools 3D Browser cover all aspect of the application of how the best leverage into your workflow.

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