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Google SketchUp 2015.15.3.330

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Build Your Own House with This Excellent 3D Modeling Program

By Daren Garius

On Friday, June 27, 2014

Back on my childhood days, I was fascinated with Lego. I love to build any structures with those simple blocks. Today, I am all grown-up. I want to carry on that passion, so I searched for some programs that could help me and I luckily found Google SketchUp. This software is an excellent tool that allows you to design, view and edit all types of files in 3D in an easy and well-organized way. This 3D modeling software lets you understand all your projects in 3D in a simple and efficient approach, without using other tools of similar kind.

With this version, it has a new tools and functions that let you add new elements. It can also export your animations in high quality video formats. In addition, the 3D graphics are now much better than its previous versions and also the performance of its tools are much faster. In my opinion, Google SketchUp 2014 is a fantastic 3D program especially for those who are enjoying constructing their own houses or any building structures.

Pros

  • 3D Graphics are much better
  • Export animations in high quality formats

Cons

  • It has compatibility problems with some formats
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THE PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS THAT MAKES USERS EASILY DESIGN IN 3D

By Dann Kamau

On Monday, June 1, 2015

Google Sketchup 2015-15.3.330

Quantity surveying work goes one step ahead with this update which is a free program that aids in designing in 3D and also helps you to convert 2D into 3D. All architectural creations can be realized such buildings, maps, carpentry projects etc. On top of this you can add or draw small details such as effects and crystals giving your design more realism. Once you have finished your design you can add it in Google Earth or in Google maps so that you can share it with anyone. This tool offers a very good platform where ideas are shared in that you can start a project or use one from a friend and after finish you can share results. This update comes with improved tools and features, effects and textures that make design work easy. It supports formats like JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP, SKP and DEM etc.

The program has a very friendly user interface with a lot of help files making it easy to use for beginners. It displays its help options in a very visible place including video tutorials, tips and blogs. The biggest advantage is that this array of help options are users provided.

Pros

  • Makes easy to create 3D image
  • Share designs with Google Maps AND Google Earth

Cons

  • Does not have a lot of advanced features
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DO YOUR THREE DIMENSIONAL WORK WITH EASE USING THIS APPLICATION

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is a software used for 3D modelling and it has been created by Trimble navigation and it is available for the following platforms; Microsoft windows 2000 and after and OS X 10.7 and after. It is available in multiple languages. It is mainly used to create 3D models thus it can be used in various professional frontiers like engineering, architecture or the film industry among many others. It has an online pool of pre-designed template like models which existing users can share their works to other preferably new users who can uptake the models and incorporates in their works which is time-saving and less tedious. Google sketchup supports importation and exportation of various formats such as PNG, JPG, and PDF among many others. This is a great feature because the user can work with anything that is supported thus a lot of diversity. It supports plug-ins and the users can present their work from within this application rather than opting for other presentation programs. It executes the various tasks fast enough and has an amazing zoom capacity with the zoom tool. This application requires professional knowledge in order to use it, though it has a simple interface for the users.

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  • It a simple interface for the users.
  • It executes tasks fast enough.

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  • It faces competition from other similar applications.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • design beach homes with furniture and item from 3d warehouse this gives potential buyers a idean of how there future home may look like before buying

  • the application is to be used for school activities to show perspectives in form of visual presentations especially when defending design planning

  • For exploring and school activities that can lessen the cost of time instead of manually drafting plans, elevation, perspective and other architectural.

  • designing the interoir of my house and garden and maybe some furniture i might make in my garage as for anything else im not sure maybey some pottery

  • taking this program in order to play games and have fun with friends. I need also for needs ranging work in school, I hope you will successfully overcome

What similar programs have you used?
  • B.i haven't used any but i want to try and make some changes in my houseusing this program and i hope that it will be helpful . what do you thk

  • I have used AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Photoshop applications over the past fifteen years. Recently, I started using 3D Max, which I didn't find suitable for my purpose.

  • i have still used use software like auto desk actocad , 3d max and os on. but google sketchup is better i think . so i want to try this at once.

  • this is the first time I've used a program like this. I am an interior designer who wants to transform my drawings on paper to a 3D rendering

  • i used 3d max & autocad is best software in this world and lets try google sketchup a new soft ware of me and my friends and other person wow

What do you like most about this program?
  • quick modelling less time consuming to do 3d view and fast rendring process.all commands use in simple form. the best part about this software is extend model easy

  • the ease of preparing a drawing and creating a 3d visual to enable target group to review conceptual plans to make informed decisions on a plan

  • helps me sketch drawings fast quick and in a hurry. knowing all the shortcuts adds to the wonderful exprience with this free google sketch program

  • maganda at kailangan ko.. its better to use this apps than using other apps because in this class of application we can visualize the actual builing oir things

  • it is easy to create projects such as building houses and landscaping. it is also useful for making renovations and designing your interior.

Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling program in which you can convert pictures from 2D into 3D. It is especially designed to create 3D images related to professional projects.

With Google SketchUp you can start a project or use one from another user. After finishing it you can also share your results, allowing the rest of users to use your work. It’s a way to improve and sharing ideas with the people who are interested in the same field.

Possibilities of Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp offers draw tools, effect and textures. With all of these utilities you can create the 3D graphics that you want. Remember that the graphics are usually related to architectural ideas, such as maps, flats or blueprints. However, you can also use it to give a 3D perspective to your photos.

Besides that, it also offers compatibility with Google Earth and Google Maps, allowing you to localize a 3D object on them.

In addition, it supports several formats such as JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP, SKP or DEM, amongst others. On the other hand, the formats it save the work in are fewer, only SKP, BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF, DAE and KMZ.

Similar programs

If you’re really interested in this program there are some other alternatives available, like Google SketchUp Pro, which is the professional version. It has functional characteristics like LayOut and it’s designed more for people dedicated to engineering and construction.

If animations and short films are what really fascinate you, you have to try Cinema 4D. With this program you can create animations and images that can be converted into videos and format games. It’s more complicated for its advanced features but it works faster and it has great compatibility with other programs.

Google SketchUp 2015.15.3.330 Features

These are the features of this modeling software:

  • New tools and options through its Extension Warehouse, allowing you to add new elements
  • Zoom tool enhanced and increased to 10,000%
  • Export your animations in high-quality video formats such as AVI and H.264
  • Speed of vector rendering has been increased
  • The performance of options and tools is faster than before
  • New Copy Array for copying elements better
  • Dashes to dimensions have been added
  • Simpler actions thanks to the new LayOut
  • 3D graphics are improved

For further information you can check the developer’s website .

Conclusion

This software is the ideal program for those who enjoy creating their own houses or even for professional people dedicated to architecture or engineering. It’s quite simple but it has a professional result.

Pros
  • 3D graphics
  • Sync with Google Maps and Google Earth
  • Shares your results
Cons
  • Incompatibility with some formats