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SketchUp: create 3D models in the browser

2019-01-25


Previously, costly programs were needed to create and design 3D models. Today, a browser is enough: Anyone can create their own 3D models for free.

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Staying afloat: a quick SketchUp boat rack

2019-01-24


If you’ve followed my SketchUp career, you know that I’ve used SketchUp to design and build all kinds of projects: kitchen and bath remodels, 3D prints, CNC contraptions, even arduino-based electronics. But you don’t need to model a circuit board to harness the power of SketchUp. More often than not, I get the most out of SketchUp when I focus on simple problems.

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SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Define and conquer

2019-01-24


In woodworking, there’s a sound, logical sequence of steps you need to take from start to finish. It’s the same in SketchUp, so work in SketchUp the way you would in the shop: define the steps and sequence you need before you begin modeling.

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How to land your dream job in 3D

2019-01-04


You've got the talent to land a top job in 3D, but so do a lot of people. Sometimes the deciding factor in who gets the most exciting jobs isn't how great your 3D art is, but how good you are at telling people about it. 

To help you land a dream job in 3D, we grilled the very people who look at your showreel and read your creative resume to find out what you need to do to make a killer application and get the job of your dreams.

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Create a 3D landscape in 6 simple steps

2019-01-04


Creating a piece of 3D art with a natural-looking landscape might seem like a challenge, but if you use the right tools then it's possible to generate a realistic environment with the minimum of effort.

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Under the Hood: An Extension Ecosystem with Christina Eneroth

2019-01-03


Out with the old, in with the reimagined. Christina redesigned an old silo as a residential building in the suburb of Staffanstorp, Sweden.
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Nine Workflow Tips from Classical Architectural Modelers

2019-01-03

Holygon is a Swedish company that specializes in creating historically-accurate digital models for visual and 3D printing applications. At 3D Basecamp 2018, Founders Anders Lyhagen and Felix Heuman presented how to accurately model urban spaces for 3D printing. We asked them to share their top workflow tips with the whole SketchUp community.

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Time Traveling Storytellers: A Conversation with Holygon

2019-01-03

Many SketchUp users have an innate appreciation for historically significant structures. We may find ourselves pouring over pictures of the Greek Acropolis or staying up late to watch documentaries that hypothesize how our ancestors constructed their magnificent cities.

Our friends Anders Lyhagen and Felix Heuman found a way to take that same shared passion for the past and combine it with their skillful use of SketchUp. Their design firm, Holygon, specializes in creating historically-accurate digital models for visual and 3D printing applications.

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3D Basecamp 2018: What You Missed

2019-01-03


Well, it finally happened: 3D Basecamp 2018 has ended. After nearly a year of scheduling sessions, ordering swag, and swapping emails with the venue staff, the best week of the year has come and gone… and what do we have to show for it? Plenty!

Full disclosure: I am totally biased and I love all things Basecamp. But, I can say that this year’s event in Palm Springs was something very special. Those of you who were there know exactly what I am talking about. For those of you who couldn’t make it, let me fill you in on a few things that made this Basecamp so amazing (and if you want to be in the know about Basecamp 2020, sign up for event updates.)

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SketchFX Ex for SketchUp Review

2018-12-28

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.

 

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