Pachube: Realtime Sensor Data Linked to SketchUp

Pachube is a web service available at that enables you to connect, tag and share real time sensor data from objects, devices, buildings and environments around the world. The key aim is to facilitate interaction between remote environments, both physical and virtual. If you have not heard of Pachube…

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PhotoSketch Launched with 30 Day Trial

PhotoSketch by Brainstorm Technology LLC is now available with a fully functional 30 day trial version available for download. PhotoSketch is a Google SketchUp plugin that enables the user to model 3D urban structures directly from photographs. It is aimed at architects, designers, and entertainment content creators allowing a new…

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SketchUp: San Diego High Speed Rail Station

For his spring quarter 3rd year design studio Josh Ayer was asked asked to design a long span high speed rail station. His concept, designed with SketchUp, was the form of dolphins being that the site was right on the bay of San Diego. We don’t know what grade the…

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Trump Tower – SketchUp School Project

One of the joys of SketchUp is the way it has moved architectural visualisation and design out of the studio and into the classroom at all levels, from primary to under grad the software has provided a quick and easy way to explore design. The movie below is by a…

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Google SketchUp Tips and Tricks: Scaling from a Photo

Today has been taken up by wordpress and a new photogrammetry project – more on that in later posts – but talking about photogrammetry the movie above by concept3Dmodeling is a good 3d modelling tip for finding out the height of a building using SketchUp. Thanks go to for…

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iClone and SketchUp: Interior Design Tutorials

As we have posted before, we like iClone, the 3D creation program that allows avatars to be lip synced and placed in 3d scenes, its perfect for story telling, presentations and pre-visualisation. Indeed we have recently used it in a grant bid, sometimes 3D avatars are better at communicating to…

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Guggenheim: Design It – SketchUp Competition

The Guggenheim and Google SketchUp invite amateur and professional designers from around the world to enter Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, you can submit a 3-D shelter for locations around the world using Google SketchUp and Google Earth. The competition is an extension of Learning By…

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SketchUp: Import into Left 4 Dead Engine

Our trial version of Unity has annoyingly timed out (see here for work to date and demo) so while we wait to sort out a license the beta of Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools caught our eye. Currently in beta the tools are available as a free download for all…

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Vienna 3D – Visualization by Arkadiusz Szadkowski

Vienna 3D – Visualization of Arkadiusz Szadkowski MSc from Arkadiusz Szadkowski on Vimeo. Arkadiusz sent as a email over the weekend about the visualisation of Vienna he has produced as part of his Diploma at the Warsaw University of Technology(Department of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) & Vienna University of Technology(Institute…

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