by simon baird

Friday, April 28, 2006

Cool software of the year: SketchUp

Google was using SketchUp to create building models for Google Earth. They decided to buy the company and today they released a free version of SketchUp. Daniel just showed me the tutorial (click Help, Self Paced Tutorial) and I was totally amazed! In literally two minutes he created a 3d house with a roof, windows, doors, patio, stairs. Then he walked through the house to see how it looked from inside. And of course you don't have to make a house. With this software you have the god-like power to create amazing objects that until now could only exist in your imagination. :) This software is awesome. And the icing on the cake? It's scriptable. In ruby. OMG. Yesss. Check it out.

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