SketchUp book!

SketchUp book!

PC World has a review of a new SketchUp book, SketchUp is a free and popular 3D tool for designing objects, buildings and more… Phil writes –

Remember when your high school English teacher explained that every word in the sentences you write needs to carry some meaning? While the rest of us missed that point, Aidan Chopra was paying attention. Google Sketchup for Dummies is a tightly written, fun to read book that gives a lot of byte for your buck. Aidan Chopra works at Google as the product evangelist for Google SketchUp and he’s the editor of the monthly SketchUpdate email newsletter. He knows SketchUp inside and out and uses plain English to show you the ropes.

Google SketchUp is a 3D drawing program that defies easy description. It’s fun, playful and at the same time very powerful.

– Community Voices Book Review – Google SketchUp for Dummies – [via] Link.

SketchUp drawings of midibox-based MIDI controller designs – Link.

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Workbench plans – made with Sketchup – Link.

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Hammock made with Sketchup… – Link.

8 thoughts on “SketchUp book!

  1. wayn3w says:

    The missing chapter? getting from SketchUp to fabrication.

  2. Russell Nelson says:

    Of course, the problem with the free version of SketchUp is that you can’t export to any useful 3D file formats. At least, last time I checked that’s how it was, so I lost interest in SketchUp.

  3. Some guy says:

    Also, there’s no Linux version.

  4. ABAV says:

    The free version exports to Google Earth 4 .kmz, great for exporting to Pepakura Designer ( so you can unfold your model and build it on paper.

    I’ve read you can run it on Linux with Wine.

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