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.
3D Connexion has to date shipped over 1 million devices to CAD enthusiasts across the globe. Their SpaceMouse, SpaceNavigator and SpacePilot series support over 200 CAD applications. Those are staggering statistics to digest!
3D Browser Light and Full are completely different beasts. The Light Edition is strictly a file viewer. It extends the file viewing abilities of Windows Explorer to make viewing various 3D Formats possible within its own OpenGL viewer. It also allows you to view video, image and audio files. The 3D Browser Full Edition is more than a media manager because of the added options you get as compared to the Light Edition. It is a full fledged 3D asset viewing, conversion and file modification application.
Artisan is the result of over two years hard work and is more than just a refined update of it's predecessor Subdivide and Smooth(SDS). It is a complete re-work with a glut of new features added to turn SketchUp into a true organic modeling application.
With Material Maintenance material management per project it is now streamlined under one powerful tool. Below you can see the dialog box that is displayed when you activate the tool.
It is an intimidating tool initially but with some regular application it becomes second nature.
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.
Architectural Design with SketchUp author, Alex Schreyer, is currently a Lecturer in the Architecture+Design and Building and Construction Technology programs at the University of Massachusetts where he teaches AEC CAD/BIM modeling and visualization. Alex has been a long time advocate of SketchUp and a major contributor to extending SketchUps abilities through various plugins.
Alex new book is not only wonderfully illustrated with full colour and descriptive images that complement each tutorial or exercise. Alex teaching background really rings through as each item is structured and very informative. Though the book is titled to be aimed at architecture it contains material that can be applied to any discipline.
So to the big news of the day...SketchUp 2014 is out! As already mentioned, this marks a milestone in SketchUp's life, the big 1-0. This 10th release of our favourite 3D modeling application has brought with some new features, bug fixes and some welcome surprises.
As one of the best plugins in Sketchup, VRay can let your ideas become virtually real and acquire the near possible look of your 3D models to your friends, colleagues and -- most especially -- clients. With a proper setup of environment, model details, lights, materials, compositions, and a mix of your artistic skills, you can create a masterpiece of virtual Photography.
Google Sketchup has taken over the world of 3D visualization through it's simple yet diversified
features which lead professionals, artists, designers, producers, and even enthusiasts to its doors
of creativity combining science and art.