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.
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.
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.