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.
SketchUp 2014, the 10th major release of your favourite 3D tool, builds on last year's foundations and begins to give us a clearer picture of where SketchUp is headed under Trimble.
We have had some extra hands on time prior to it's release and we have a full review on SketchUp Pro 2014 outlining all the new features, improvements and what exactly has been super-charged
ProWalker GPU adds interactive visualisation work flow to architects and designers using SketchUp. Physically-based materials, lighting, and HDRI support take the guesswork out of rendering. All powered using Nvidia's iRay render engine.
Design decisions and lighting changes rendered in the viewport in near real-time. This offers a level of flexibility and freedom to iterate that is unique to GPU based rendering.
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is interactive and significantly faster, taking full advantage of CPU or GPU acceleration. From quick design models to fully detailed and photorealistic scenes, V-Ray 3 is designed to be SketchUp’s most powerful rendering solution.
SimLab Composer 7.2 now allows the SketchUp design professionals to add linear, angular, and radial measurements and annotations to their presentations. Those measurements can then be exported to end users as 3D PDF files.
Microsoft's Remix 3D: a new content repository for 3D models that plugs right into applications like Paint 3D, Word, and Powerpoint. We're proud to say that you'll soon be able to pull models from 3D Warehouse too!
For those of you who couldn’t join us in Steamboat Springs, I’m happy to share that 3D Basecamp 2016 lived up to the hype. Five days, 750 attendees from twenty-nine different countries, two incredible keynote addresses, two new product releases, and over 130 hours of knowledge-building sessions: I have to say, it was the best 3D Basecamp yet.
This week at 3D Basecamp we launched a free preview of my.SketchUp, a version of SketchUp that runs in any modern web browser. Supported by Trimble Connect for storage, sharing and collaboration, “my.SketchUp” is the simplest and most ‘connected’ SketchUp modeler we’ve ever built. 3D for even more of everyone.
I’ve been excited about the latest release of SketchUp Mobile Viewer (available now on iOS and Android) from the moment I got the first developer build that allowed me to view dimensions. In fact, here's the model I created that same day just so I could play around with it!