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Google SketchUp 2014

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Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling program in which you can convert pictures from 2D into 3D. It is especially designed to create 3D images related to professional projects.

With Google SketchUp you can start a project or use one from another user. After finishing it you can also share your results, allowing the rest of users to use your work. It’s a way to improve and sharing ideas with the people who are interested in the same field.

Possibilities of Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp offers draw tools, effect and textures. With all of these utilities you can create the 3D graphics that you want. Remember that the graphics are usually related to architectural ideas, such as maps, flats or blueprints. However, you can also use it to give a 3D perspective to your photos.

Besides that, it also offers compatibility with Google Earth and Google Maps, allowing you to localize a 3D object on them.

In addition, it supports several formats such as JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP, SKP or DEM, amongst others. On the other hand, the formats it save the work in are fewer, only SKP, BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF, DAE and KMZ.

Similar programs

If you’re really interested in this program there are some other alternatives available, like Google SketchUp Pro, which is the professional version. It has functional characteristics like LayOut and it’s designed more for people dedicated to engineering and construction.

If animations and short films are what really fascinate you, you have to try Cinema 4D. With this program you can create animations and images that can be converted into videos and format games. It’s more complicated for its advanced features but it works faster and it has great compatibility with other programs.

Google SketchUp 2014 Features

These are the features of this modeling software:

  • New tools and options through its Extension Warehouse, allowing you to add new elements
  • Zoom tool enhanced and increased to 10,000%
  • Export your animations in high-quality video formats such as AVI and H.264
  • Speed of vector rendering has been increased
  • The performance of options and tools is faster than before
  • New Copy Array for copying elements better
  • Dashes to dimensions have been added
  • Simpler actions thanks to the new LayOut
  • 3D graphics are improved

For further information you can check the developer’s website .

Conclusion

This software is the ideal program for those who enjoy creating their own houses or even for professional people dedicated to architecture or engineering. It’s quite simple but it has a professional result.

Pros
  • 3D graphics
  • Sync with Google Maps and Google Earth
  • Shares your results
Cons
  • Incompatibility with some formats

USER REVIEWS

DO YOUR THREE DIMENSIONAL WORK WITH EASE USING THIS APPLICATION

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is a software used for 3D modelling and it has been created by Trimble navigation and it is available for the following platforms; Microsoft windows 2000 and after and OS X 10.7 and after. It is available in multiple languages. It is mainly used to create 3D models thus it can be used in various professional frontiers like engineering, architecture or the film industry among many others. It has an online pool of pre-designed template like models which existing users can share their works to other preferably new users who can uptake the models and incorporates in their works which is time-saving and less tedious. Google sketchup supports importation and exportation of various formats such as PNG, JPG, and PDF among many others. This is a great feature because the user can work with anything that is supported thus a lot of diversity. It supports plug-ins and the users can present their work from within this application rather than opting for other presentation programs. It executes the various tasks fast enough and has an amazing zoom capacity with the zoom tool. This application requires professional knowledge in order to use it, though it has a simple interface for the users.

Pros

  • It a simple interface for the users.
  • It executes tasks fast enough.

Cons

  • It faces competition from other similar applications.
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DO ALL YOUR SKETCHES EASILY BUT PERFECTLY WITH THE BEST VERSION

By Mugambi Irene

On Monday, August 4, 2014

Google SketchUp 2014 is a free downloadable version of sketchup for mapping, surveying, ect

You very well know what a sketch is and for a house to be built you have to sketch the design first and thus you can use the Google SkethUp. With google sketchup be assured for fantastic results.

Architectures use graphics ideas in their work such as maps, blueprints, etc and google sketchup has a 3D modeling program to convert pictures.

Big companies can also use it whenever they want to set up a building. this is due to its speed. You can sketch maps for personal and professional use since it is easy to use and manage

Google SketchUp allows you to

Zoom tools

Export your animations in high-quality video formats

Increase of speed of vector rendering

The performance of options and tools is faster than before

Dashes to dimensions have been added

3D graphics are improved

Google SketchUp is ideal for personal and professional use, it is simple but with professional, excellent results.

Pros

  • Helps to export video animations
  • addition af dimensions for better results

Cons

  • Not very much up to date
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Build Your Own House with This Excellent 3D Modeling Program

By Daren Garius

On Friday, June 27, 2014

Back on my childhood days, I was fascinated with Lego. I love to build any structures with those simple blocks. Today, I am all grown-up. I want to carry on that passion, so I searched for some programs that could help me and I luckily found Google SketchUp. This software is an excellent tool that allows you to design, view and edit all types of files in 3D in an easy and well-organized way. This 3D modeling software lets you understand all your projects in 3D in a simple and efficient approach, without using other tools of similar kind.

With this version, it has a new tools and functions that let you add new elements. It can also export your animations in high quality video formats. In addition, the 3D graphics are now much better than its previous versions and also the performance of its tools are much faster. In my opinion, Google SketchUp 2014 is a fantastic 3D program especially for those who are enjoying constructing their own houses or any building structures.

Pros

  • 3D Graphics are much better
  • Export animations in high quality formats

Cons

  • It has compatibility problems with some formats
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