Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Building Blocks of SketchUp PDF Book now available on Disc

Bob Lang, woodworker, author, designer and illustrator as well as executive editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, has written some exclusive books on sketchup through which he briefly explains how the software can be applied efficiently for woodworking projects. Mr. Bob recently published a book alias “Building Blocks of sketchup”. The book was in PDF version but now the book is available on disc.

There will be 260 pages with 50 embedded video lessons with clickable text links. Bob has done extensive research to write this book and briefly illustrate all topics by providing step-by-step exercises.

The Sketchup users can get a striking offer to download the improved edition of $34.95. Bob has offered to sale the disc version on for $39.95 with free shipping until December 1.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Infinite skills introduces Learning SketchUp 2013 Video Training - DVD

Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. just released “Learning SketchUp 2013 Tutorial. The course is very useful for beginner Sketchup users to learn the basic skills and the best application of the Sketchup software.
Daniel Brown is the presenter of this course. Daniel is a well know Sketchup trainer. He also serves as the contractor for Google for performing with Sketchup on Google Earth.
In this training video Daniel presents fundamental navigation features like toolbars and performing with templates, Brown begins with the fundamentals of drawing on SketchUp involving tools for producing lines, arcs, circles, and lots other.
Brown assists the students by providing the design of a house started with the roof, calculating measurements, arranging the model, and making all the custom features concerning a house which engross doors and windows, kitchen installations, a fireplace, and more.

Brown then demonstrates the usage of 3D Warehouse by importing furniture models from its store of assemblies into the design as well as , how to complete the house with its exterior.
There exist various chapters which guide the students for making presentations to their Sketchup design. Students also learn how to generate scenes and styles from their sketchup models, make a rendering composite in Photoshop, insert lighting and reflections to feel the pragmatism and lastly make a presentation with layout.
The students can avail the free demo videos and a series of course contents on the Learning SkechUp 2013 training page of the Infinite Skills website:
The students can also acquire the Learning SketchUp 2013 Training Video (Learning SketchUp 2013 Video Training – DVD) either as a DVD or download directly from the website of the company at an introductory price of $49.95.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Google SketchUp : The Missing Manual - Kindle Edition

Google SketchUp : The Missing Manual, an exclusive book written by Chris Grover. Chris is associated with advertising and design community and has more than 25 years of working experience in print, video, and electronic media. He also wrote several books in the missing manual series.

The book includes 602 pages and it can provide the Sketchup users the fundamental ideas for generating 3D models with Sketchup. The book contains lots of step-by-step tutorials for making comprehensive 3-D objects as well as building plans and furniture, landscaping plans. The readers can also learn how to create 3D characters for computer games.

The book consists of see-through instructions involving every feature and numerous real-world instances to sharpen the practical expertise of the Sketchup users. Be familiar with the basic tools, making and animating models, and submitting the entities in Google Earth.

The book contains the following unique features:
  • Keep you abreast of the SketchUp arena, and discover the differentiations while performing with 2-D and 3-D.
  • Make uncomplicated 3-D shapes, save them as reusable components, and apply SketchUp’s Outliner to illustrate or hide them from view as per your requirements.
  • Deal with a complex model building having large numbers of detail, and find out time-saving tools for working with several components.
  • Make an interior walk-through of your building in order to animate the model.
  • Put a realistic material shading and shadows to your model and submit them in Google Earth.
Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual [Kindle Edition] is available now at a discounted price of $15.05 (previous price $27.36). Check it out here.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SKP5D converter for Sketchup

Check out your 3D model in 5D Online Virtual Reality now for free. Enter the interactive, walkable space transformed from a SketchUp model.

Try this brand new innovation, the SKP5D converter that transforms your SketchUp model into an interactive, real-time space where people can:
  • walk free with an avatar,
  • meet other visitors,
  • measure distances, export photos...

The developer of this product has converted the 3D model of Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe into 5D Online Virtual Reality! You can check it here :

This page was created from a .skp model with SKP5D converter in 2 minutes, and you can do it yourself too with any model you have!

This service is currently under beta test, but the members of this group can try it now for FREE!
Please visit the SKP5D website:
  • Convert any .skp, and you will receive your personalized webpage for your uploaded model via an email.
  • Share your link to meet others in your own created 5D Online Virtual Reality!
  • Send your feedback to
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Flattery Plugin for Sketchup

Flattery plugin for Sketchup is a free plugin useful for papercrafters. With this plugin the papercrafters can make design of toys, generate architectural mock-ups and build up exclusive handouts at free of cost. The plugin provides a great solution while working with inexpensive models. The plugin is compatible with PCs and Macs.

The Flattery consists of five toolbars which range from Index Edges, Unfold Faces, Reunite Edges, Add Tabs, and SVG Export.

After completing your model, when you are unfurling it, choose the model and turn on the Index Edges button. This highlights all of the edges inside your model to let you know later on that what utilized to be connected while unfurling your model. It is significantly important for the Reunite Edges tool as well as for the Add Tabs tool.

At the time of indexing your model, apply the Unfold faces tool for the purpose of unfolding. Turn on this tool and click once for choosing a face. After that, click twice on an adjoining face. The chosen face will be unfolded in order to make it even with the second face. Now group them collectively and select them in order to keep on unfolding the two of them to the next adjoining face. To remove the selection, click away from your model. In order to opt for numerous faces at a time, just click on faces by pressing shift. After that, while selecting a face to unfold to, all of the selected faces will be unfolded all together.

Once your model is fully unfolded, use Reunite Edges tool for making modifications. Initially, by means of the pointer tool, double click on the group having the flattened model to go into the group. Subsequently apply the Reunite Edges tool. From here it can be detected how the model is unfolded. Select the faces you want to shift for selecting them. While you move over edges, their partners will be displayed in red. Click on one, and all the selected faces will be elevated and shifted with the intention that the selected edge and its partner are reunited.

Choose the Add Tab tool. For an uncomplicated 1/4 inch tube, just double-click on the edge where you prefer to include the tab. For custom sized tabs, click one time on an edge as well as shift the mouse away from. Click for a second time to build the tab. There is an option to put sizes in the Value Control Box. Turn on Control to toggle among trapezoid and triangle tabs. Then the tab tool will show up an edges partner while hovering over it. At the time of creating a tab, it will also illustrate how that tab will extend beyond the face it will be bonded to.

Now you have to export your patter. For moving out of the group, click away from your model. Then choose the group and click on the SVG Export button. Find a place to save your SVG file and click save.

Installation: For set up Flattery, just copy the file "flattery.rb" and the folder "flattery" into the SketchUp plugins folder. On Windows, to find out the folder, go to C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 7\Plugins. On Macs, the folder is /Library/Application Support/Google/Google SketchUp 7/SketchUp/plugins. After copying all the files, start SketchUp. Now the Flattery toolbar will be visible.


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Newly launched Shade 3D for Unity for OS X 10.9 is compatible with Sketchup

Mirye Software publisher and developer e Frontier introduces free Shade 3D for Unity for OS X 10.9 which is well versed with Shade 3D for Unity for the newest version of the Apple Mac OS X operating system.

It is a free, dominant 3d modeling and animation tool that provides huge benefits to 3D game developers and designers. By applying Shade 3D for Unity, the users can import normal 3D file formats like FBX, Wavefront OBJ, SketchUp skp and Shade shd files and revise as well as convert them for being imported into any Unity based game. The users can generate fully new models as they can avail the most of the modeling tools through the Shade 3D product ranges of commercial 3D modeling, rendering and animation tools.

The users have to pay $99 for getting Shade 3D version14 Basic. The standard and professional version will cost $249 and $499.

Shade 3D for Unity for Mac OS X users can avail a $50 discount for buying Shade 3D commercial products as well as a free Windows version of Shade 3D for Unity from the Mirye Software website.

Shade 3D for Unity for Mac OS X contains the following functionalities:
  • Rig Support with Inverse Kinematics
  • Paintable Bone Weight Mapping Tool
  • Sophisticated 3D Polygon Mesh Editing
  • Bezier Spline Modeling
  • Easy to use Spring Motion Simulator along with Baked Simulator
  • Key Frame Animation together with Baked Key Frame
  • Material and Shader Editing
  • UV Editor and Texture Map Management
  • Draft Raytrace Rendering for Preview Rendering
  • Shade Loader Unity Script facilitates smooth model switch over connecting Shade and Unity 3D

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