[NetBehaviour] SketchUp

Jack Stenner jack at jigglingwhisker.com
Sun May 7 00:18:43 CEST 2006


LOL, you're probably right...sketchup = ketchup, etc.....
I don't know if it's a long time, but, it's been around for 6 or 7  
years :-)

Jack

On May 5, 2006, at 5:36 PM, <james at jwm-art.net> <james at jwm-art.net>  
wrote:

> I slouch corrected. One day I'll learn, that responding to an email,
> about a subject of which I know nothing, just for something to do, is
> wrong. I'm sorry it just happens, sometimes I get carried away.  But I
> still stand by my assertation that the name sketchup stinks, no matter
> what. And guess what, I've not used any of those CAD packages, but I
> did use QCad an opensource(?) package, once or twice... You make it
> sound like sketchup has been around quite sometime?
>
> james.
>
> On 2/5/2006, "Jack Stenner" <jack at jigglingwhisker.com> wrote:
>
>> FYI, if you've used AutoCAD, Maya, or any number of other CAD/3d
>> software packages, and then try SketchUp, you'll see the benefit.  It
>> was developed as a quick, sketch-based, way to create form in the
>> early design stages of the architectural process.  It is VERY popular
>> with architectural designers because it is a quick and easy way to
>> visualize 3d ideas before making the commitment to full blown CAD.
>> It works well for them because once an idea is approved it can be
>> exported directly to the CAD jockeys, saving time creating geometry
>> from scratch.  The name is also a by-product of it's use in
>> architecture.  When presenting concepts to clients, designers found
>> that CAD renderings presented imagery that looked too "finished."
>> Clients were reluctant to consider changes and engage in a creative
>> dialog.  They locked onto the image too soon.  SketchUp has the
>> capability to produce renderings that simulate a loose sketch,
>> preserving the preliminary nature of concept design.
>>
>> I'm sure Google wants to capitalize on it's ease of use and
>> "popularize" it with homeowners, but it really is a great tool.  I
>> used it early on as an architect, but more recently have found it
>> useful as a tool to describe the layouts of installation work.
>>
>> .....and yes, google is scary :-)
>>
>> Jack
>>
>> On May 2, 2006, at 6:21 AM, <james at jwm-art.net> <james at jwm-art.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I was going to download sketchup just to see what it's like, mainly
>>> so I
>>> could reply to the message but there is nothing about
>>> http://sketchup.google.com which entices me out of my "I can't be
>>> bothered" attitude. So I'll dismiss it as crap without trying it.
>>>
>>> Pay $495 for the "Pro" version so I can print out at a
>>> higher-than-screen resolution, they must be marketing at out and out
>>> newbies.  "Discover if 3d modelling is right for you", like it's  
>>> some
>>> kind of beauty treatment or laxative or something.
>>>
>>> And the name stinks bad. It frightens me that google is promoting
>>> cruft
>>> like this.
>>>
>>> On 29/4/2006, "carlos katastrofsky" <carlos.katastrofsky at gmx.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> google frightens me. i tried "sketchup" and - yes, it's quite
>>>> handy and
>>>> easy to use. like other google- software & services you can
>>>> download it
>>>> for free (there's a pay - version too) and the ever funny and
>>>> colourful
>>>> ooooo's smile at you friendly.
>>>> this all is really frightening.
>>>>
>>>> ------- Forwarded message -------
>>>>
>>>> Sketchup, one of the best 3D drawing apps is now free - "Google
>>>> SketchUp
>>>> (free)
>>>> is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools
>>>> enable you
>>>> to
>>>> create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions,  
>>>> woodworking
>>>> projects -
>>>> even space ships. You can add details, textures and glass to your
>>>> models,
>>>> design
>>>> with dimensional accuracy, and place your finished models in
>>>> Google Earth,
>>>> share
>>>> them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print
>>>> hard copies.
>>>> Google SketchUp (free) is a great way to discover if 3D modeling
>>>> is right
>>>> for
>>>> you." - http://sketchup.google.com
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