Google SketchUp

SketchUp is without question our favorite piece of software here at Digital Urban. Its shear ease of use, combined with genuine useful and innovative tools and the ability to import/export to Google Earth makes it a must have download. Yet SketchUp has not generated the ‘buzz’ online that we thought…

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Oblivion – SketchUp/3D Max Import Examples

We are currently working on what has turned out to be our most requested tutorial to date – how to import SketchUp and 3D Studio Max models into the Oblivion Engine. As an update for those new to these series of posts using the PC game Oblivion it is possible…

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Fantasy Architecture – SketchUp

A while ago we built a imaginary or fantasy city in 3D Studio Max – partly as a way of experimenting with the software and partly as a way to get around the rules implied of our Virtual London model of not being able to insert any politically sensitive buildings….

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SketchUp Photo Match

Photomodelling has long been a specialised subject in the 3D world. Dominated by the likes of ImageModeller by Realviz and Photomodeler by Eos Systems the emphasis has always been on camera lens calibration and point matching, making it a time consuming process. Google in their release of SketchUp Pro 6…

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SketchUp Pro 6 Released

Google has just released SketchUp Pro version 6. Sketchup is by far our favaourite peice of software to date and is the only design tool which we can clearly say is a joy to use. Version 6 has a numbe rof new features, including: Photo Match – Use photos to…

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Photomodelling in SketchUp

We have been working on internal software to allow rapid photomodelling in SketchUp. The software allows images to be rectified according to camera lens type to ensure height data can be accurately modelled and mapped in any 3D software package. A movie of the model to date can be viewed…

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Pixel Art in SketchUp

Zonaid has written an excellent tutorial on creating Pixel Art in Photoshop. Following on from yesterdays tutorial on creating Pixel Art we have recreated the building in Sketchup. SketchUp does not exactly replicate Pixel Art but it is a considerable time saver. You can follow our tutorial to create your…

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