Google SketchUp repository

11May06

So Google SketchUp is here and looks awesome. It has a lot of features and you want to learn more, but are unable to find the starting points. Here is a website which gives you a detailed mapping of various resources to learn and understand SketchUp.

There are some excellent narrated Flash tutorials about SketchUp on the web site of the company that orginally designed SketchUp. There are some introductory video tutorials to SketchUp on Google's SketchUp site. The SketchUp Googlegroup is a place to ask questions and learn from other SketchUp users. Yes, you can follow the message traffic on this list without subscribing to the list. Just subscribe to any of these rss feeds using Bloglines or your favorite rss reader.

Its definitely a good starting point to begin your SketchUp learning curve ;)

Google Sketchup Repository

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4 Responses to “Google SketchUp repository”

  1. Nice site. Thank to work…

  2. great information… thank

  3. Renditioner

    There are a few extras that IMSI have produced of late that either help out specific TurboCAD users, such as furniture makers, or greatly improve other products with IMSI technology.

    One of these is the IDX Renditioner. It is a plug-in for Google SketchUp that provides high-quality photorealistic rendering – fast and easily. Renditioner works directly within SketchUp and lets you control the materials, advanced lighting components, environments, background images. Renditioner is “one button” easy with 3 render options of Preview, Standard and Presentation. It is simple enough for novices and yet powerful enough for professionals. Powerful features are optimized in a jargon free interface. Simplicity paired with speed and working directly in SketchUp, means you can achieve design visualization objectives more quickly. Renditioner offers 16 megapixel renderings for large-scale printing and powerful presentation of your designs.

    It is available for Windows XP or Vista on the PC, and OS/X 10.4 or 10.5 on the Mac and runs on either PowerPC or Intel-based Mac computers. As an extra it obviously requires you to already have SketchUp, but will be fine on the free version as well as the Pro version 6.4x or later. Like all photorealistic rendering, IDX Renditioner uses a system’s RAM and CPU power extensively, and is not recommended on systems with less than 1 GB RAM, with 2 GB recommended. Being fully multithreading, dual core, quad core, or dual quad core machines will each improve system performance dramatically.

    SketchUp is a nice piece of kit, but with the edition of Renditioner it jumps from good to professional, and then you import the SketchUp drawings into TurboCAD to add another dimension.

  4. If you want to increase the power of SketchUp, check out the add-ons and plugins from Render Plus:

    http://www.renderplus.com/wk/Products_w.htm

    Our most popular add-ons – IRender nXt and RPS 3D PDF make it easier to share top quality images of your models, or to include interactive 3D versions of your models in Adobe PDF files.


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