SketchUp

Rapid Photomodelling in SketchUp

We remember the days when to build a photorealistic model of a building you had to have a MSc in photogrammetry and a good understanding of camera constraints. Now using Google SketchUp you can model a building in under three minutes as the movie upload by CoffeeStained illustrates: The photograph…

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Oblivion Elder Scrolls IV Import Movie

Following our two part tutorial on importing objects into Oblivion with a few finishing touches we can go from the original model in Google SketchUp to various weather and lighting effects in Oblivion: The 4 minute YouTube movie above details the model in Oblivion captured in real-time. We will be…

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SketchUp – City of the Future

The third in a series of posts looking at user created cities in the freely available Google SketchUp software. Created by a user known as J-Wall the model is entitled ‘City of the Future’ The movie below is captured in real-time via SketchUp with ‘hidden line’ rendering: Music – IML…

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SketchUp Urban Design – Cobourg

SketchUp is obviously well suited to urban planning and urban design studies. The movie below, posted by JeremyNicholls, details the town of Cobourg in Canada through their digital imagery project. Using a mix of the ‘classic’ SketchUp look combined with photographic facades the project illustrates how quick changes can be…

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Extracting a 3D Model From Drawings – SketchUp

Constructing 3D models of buildings is all about extracting the geometry from images using photogrammetric techniques. As such, although it goes against basic geometric principles it also lends itself to historic reconstruction via referenced hand drawn images. Over eight years ago we used the now sadly demised software CANOMA to…

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SketchUp Cities

The second in a series of posts looking at user created cities in the freely available Google SketchUp software. Created by a user known as RLgun the model is entitled ‘Paradise City’ – ‘A huge city created out of imagination, it has gas stations, fast food joints, an airport, skyscrapers,…

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SketchUp Futuristic/Fantasy/Modern Cities

SketchUp allows users from all walks of life the ability to build whatever they may wish and subsequently share the model with the world via the 3D Warehouse – a Google service that lets you search, share, and store 3D models. As such it opens up the way to the…

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