Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) is 3D modeling software that is easy to use and provides a large database of user-created models for download. You can use it to sketch (or import) models to help with all sorts of projects: furniture making, video game creation, 3D printing, interior design, and whatever else you can think of.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If a tool or command doesn’t exist in SketchUp, Julia Christina Eneroth builds it. A designer and developer, Christina has published 66 extensions and plugins to Extension Warehouse, virtually creating her very own 3D modeling ecosystem (which she’s graciously shared with the rest of us).
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.)