Sketchup Tenement Drawing
Google, the company that brought us the search engine that made the internet truly useful, satellite images of the Earth and the oceans, and digitized books now has something else to offer: 3D modeling.
Software for 3D modeling is a mainstay of the world of architecture and design, but most 3D modeling software is so expensive that only professionals who have to have it actually buy it.
Around the beginning of June, SketchUp officially left Google to become a part of Trimble. This is unequivocally a good thing for everybody. however, it has a free version that anyone can download. The professional version is robust that many different designers, from engineers and architects to landscapers and game makers, are using it in place of traditional 3D modeling software.
You Don't Have to Be an Artist or a Designer
One of the greatest features of the free version, however, is that you don't have to an engineer at all. Anyone can use it, and Google provides a host of free tutorials that help new users familiarize themselves with the program.
There are two main tutorial sections on the Google's site. First, there are video tutorials, which starts with Concepts for new users, and progress through more complex tasks. Second, there are files you can download and follow as self-paced tutorials.
Potential Applications of Using This Program
For the amateur 3D modeler, Sketch Up can be used to plan almost any project. Do
you want to rearrange your living room furniture? This will give you an
idea of how the rearrangement will look and feel. Do you want to plant a
new garden? This software program can help. Do you want to remodel your
kitchen? Use it before you ever plug in your power tools.
This is so easy to use and intuitive that even kids are using it. In
Trimble's Sketch Up Gallery, there are a number of 3D models that have been created by middle school and high school students. It is worth taking a peek at.
These models range from what you might expect – dream houses and video game monsters – to rather impressive designs for urban planning, school gymnasiums, libraries, and so forth.
Sound intriguing? It is! Download the free version today from the official Google site to get started. You'll amaze yourself at what you can create once you learn the program's basic tools.
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