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
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.
- 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
- Although this one is great, other programs like C4D or Maya can do the same, and they have more advanced options.
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.
- -It is very simple to use
- -It integrates with other programs like Google Map and Google Earth
- Stiff competition from alternative programs with more advanced tools like Maya,
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.
- It exports animations to good quality images.
- It has a zoom tool enhanced and increasing to a higher percentage.
- It supports several formats but the disadvantage is that it saves in a few formats.
Improved Tools, Interface, and Features to Provide Better Image Results and Documentation
By Daren Garius
On Thursday, September 4, 2014
Traditional software for 3D design and modeling available today are mostly difficult for beginners to use. It takes a lot of time and practice to master them. Fortunately, SketchUp Pro 2014, though a paid version of the same name of 3D design software, is easy to use. It provides professional results, but allows easy control and management. The 2014 professional version has been imbued with better 3D modeling tools including new arc functions, enhanced vector rendering, and speedy implementation of shadows in large models. It also has a classifier for BIMs, or Building Information Modeling. It features a classifier for Building Information Modeling, or BIM. It features, more importantly, an IFC, or Industry Foundation Classes, export which can wrap your project for BIM classifications and that is interoperability at its best. Its most likeable traits on the other hand are its improved 3D Warehouse interface and learning tools. The 3D Warehouse is an online storehouse of 3D models created through SketchUp by users. In addition, the learning tools help users in their learning process of the software.
- Features improved and faster documentation tools
- 3D models can be used on Google Earth and Google Maps
- Paid edition is quite expensive