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Google SketchUp Pro 2014

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Make 3D designs with ease and export them into Google Earth

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 27, 2014

I love Google SketchUp Pro. It is a program that allows you to create 3D designs quickly and easily. I like it since even if you are a beginner, you will have no issues using this software. There are tutorials that will assist you and helpful hints are also available while you are doing your designs. Using the toolbar and accessing the menu is also a breeze. In case you need to include certain images to your work, you can take advantage of the 3D Warehouse that provides a wide selection of models for free. You can immediately import these models into your work. It will save you precious time and you can focus on other areas of your project. I can also customize the linear and angular dimensions of my models to my liking. It works well with Google Maps and Google Earth which is great. I can quickly add a geolocation to my models. Google SketchUp Pro is not only for professionals but novice users can appreciate this program as well.

Pros

  • Compatible with Google Earth and Google Maps
  • Free 3D models through 3D Warehouse

Cons

  • Some CAD functions maybe unavailable
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EDIT AND DEWSIGN YOUR PHOTOS USING GOOGLE SKETCH UP PRO

By Shikoh Kariuki

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Google sketch up allows you to edit, view and design files and images in 3D.It is mainly used for architecture,engineers,construction,game designs, films and stage and many more. It is the new version where downloading is very easy and has many more features to use.

This application can be used to design blueprint, maps by architectures. Engineers will also use this application for construction and laying or drawing layouts for construction designs. It has tools that can zoom your image and improve 3D graphics from 2D graphics. It exports your drawings from high quality formats. In game designs you will see that most of them are created in 3D format to ensure the graphics and interface are easy to use and interesting.

For those doing architecture, interior design and home decoration this is the right application to use in your devices to come up with good construction designs.Once you download it easy to use and you can make photos that you desire.

Pros

  • It exports animations to good quality images.
  • It has a zoom tool enhanced and increasing to a higher percentage.

Cons

  • It supports several formats but the disadvantage is that it saves in a few formats.
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THE DESIGN PROGRAM WITH SIMPLE BUT VERY FUNCTIONAL TOOLS USED TO CREATE 3D DESIGNS

By Dann Kamau

On Friday, May 22, 2015

Google SketchUp Pro 2014

This program is a later update of the Google SketchUp series. We can compare this fantastic program to a sharpened pencil with magical drawing powers. As a start you will draw your lines and shapes. Then you can push, pull, rotate and paint your drawing to make it into a 3D form drawing. This program is quite easy to use and professionals and non professionals alike all can use it with ease. The good thing about it is that it comes with step by step tutorials that explain very well its usage. It is a simple program to use even compared to its alternatives like Maya, 3D Max etc.

This is a program that is used in many fields like Architectural construction, Engineering Commercial Interiors, Light Construction, Landscaping art drawings, Kitchen/bathroom designs, Urban planning etc. Like all good software it integrates with others like Google Maps and Google Earth for sharing purposes. It comes with simple and very functional tools like drawing tools, 3D Modeling tools plus effects and textures.

Pros

  • -It is very simple to use
  • -It integrates with other programs like Google Map and Google Earth

Cons

  • Stiff competition from alternative programs with more advanced tools like Maya,
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for the purpose of doing an architectural model and visualizing it as a three dimensionally and creating comfy liveable spaces enhancing perception

  • I make stages for games and this porgram makes it very easy and most importantly, good-looking. It's by far the best modelling program I've ever used.

  • I am going to use this program to model various types of architectural structures in order to learn more about design and the process behind buildings.

  • Changing license from one pc to next- we will be using it for operational management and contruction project planning and business developent

  • Im going to use google sketch up for education development. I have one more semester at college and need this program for my classes to help my design

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have been using google sketchup for two yearsnow formy design works. I am an interior designer and i need this software to fully satisfy my clients with my design

What do you like most about this program?
  • building 3D models for my interior design course in brisbane. Also it is very simple to use compared to others software, and the render is always nice

  • design and innovation for houses , beaches hotels condominiums restaurant parks bridges and any other areas of facilities. We expect the full

  • i want to learn 3d interior as well as exterior designing practice if it is easy deffenetly purchase the full version and work on the same to

  • it has automatic 3d system. it helps the designer to visualize their designs through this program. it also gives downloadable furnitures in the internet.

  • for a young student it is a really easy program to use . I can make some nice architectural imagination that i can find in my mind. new version are ok but this one is so good

Review

Google SketchUp Pro is a program that allows you to make 3D designs, which you can use in applications such as video games, films, architectural projects and others. The software has a lot of drawing tools, 3D modeling tools, effects and textures. You will be free to create your own drawings from scratch, or you will be able to use other user’s files and share your creations via the 3D gallery.

Other modeling tools like Maya or 3D Max need you to take some lessons before you start doing something. Don’t worry; Google SketchUp Pro is so much easier. Everybody can use this tool, beginners and professionals. The program comes with step-by-step tutorials, which will explain you how to use this graphic program correctly. This program was created to provide an experience closer to modeling with real objects, and every year it gets more users. It stands out for its speed and simplicity when creating 3D objects.

How to use

Google SketchUp is extremely easy to use. The whole program is very simple, intuitive and very useful. Its tools seem to be basic, but they are pretty functional. Once you start the download, all you have to do is play around with the tools. At first you may think it is complicated but after a few practice you can draw some shapes with the pencil tool, bend them and finally turn these shapes into 3D objects with ease! You can create basic 3D shapes without following any tutorial thanks to its user-friendly interface.

Also, Google SketchUp is compatible with other Google tools like Google Earth and Google Maps for locating your 3D design in the map. You are free to export 3D models in different 2D and 3D formats and use them with other applications. You can create documents, presentation files or full screen digital presentations.

Google SketchUp Pro 2014 Features

Below you can find the unique features this software includes in its version:

  • Push/pull selected faces
  • Model geo-location compatible with Google Maps and Google Earth
  • Color imagery
  • Match Photo enhancement
  • Precise move in layout

If you want to know more about Google SketchUp, feel free to visit the developer’s website here .

System Requirements to download and use this program

Minimum system requirements to download and run Google SketchUp are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • PROCESSOR: Windows: 1 GHz
  • RAM Memory: 512 MB
  • HARD DRIVE SPACE: 300 MB, for Windows 7 and Vista: 16 GB
  • VIDEO: Windows X, 3D-capable video card with at least 128MB of memory

Conclusion

Everybody can use Google SketchUp without knowing this kind of programs. You just have to follow one the step-by-step tutorials. You can draw and create 3D objects in a few clicks. Moreover, those objects will be compatible with other handy tools created by the same developer like Google Maps or Google Earth. After that you will be able of adding your shapes to anywhere you want with advanced results.

Pros
  • Intuitive interface, easy to use
  • Compatible with tools from the same family
  • Comes with tutorials for novice users
  • Allows 3D designs
  • Simple and powerful tools
Cons
  • Although this one is great, other programs like C4D or Maya can do the same, and they have more advanced options.