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    Welcome to the new Sketchup Forum

    I really hope this forum takes off and artists can figure out and learn an easy 3D Program that will help them develop their skills for both Concept and Illustration.


    I am in NO way a master of sketchup, in fact I realllllllly hope some people can step up and help start this forum rolling by aiding help.

    If anyone has ideas for this forum, please post your ideas here.
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    Most excellent I was wandering when this will pop up after watching both google video and Kemp's DVD tut.

    A nice thing would be for a beginners guide that will go through the basic options and icons in the program. Although Sketchup is a very easy program to learn, it's still daunting for someone with little or no 3d background.
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    yeah, i would love to see something like that.

    I think it would be good to have like challenges to build "simple" shapes.
    I'm very new to the program so even the simplistic things are still alien to me.
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    Can we have some examples as to what the interface would look like?

    Annd what is so appealing about this program? ;0
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    Here are some examples from Kemp Remillard

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    It's a marvelous program
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    I'm very pleased to see this new addition, thank you. I love Sketchup. If anyone is interested, there's a free renderer plugin, that will turn Sketchup models (which are fairly basic in appearance) into pretty realistic looking affairs with better lighting and texture.

    Welcome to the new Sketchup Forum

    http://www.idx-design.com/IDX/IDXRen...1/Default.aspx

    There are others, no doubt, but this is the one I know.

    Edit: Davi, I'm a little confused, are you new to Sketchup or "a master"?
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    Lynda.com recently added a full, four hour Sketchup course to its library too.
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    Sweetness. Sketchup is tons of fun. I'll post some of my stuff later today. Very cool to see this addition to the forum. After seeing that video of Massive Black using sketchup for the vehicle tut I was blown away. I cant wait to see and learn more about this program.
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    Sweet. I've only fiddled in Sketchup a few times, but I really want to figure a way to use it as an aid for illustrations & designs.

    Some tutorials would be great, from all of you experts out there.
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    Nice! But why not embed all the tutorial video's google has to offer? Like in a seperate clean thread, then add all other tutorials in other threads?
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    Sketchup subforum is great idea. I started using this program some time ago and it's perfect aid for concept art.

    Thanks for the renderer link joeparis. I was looking for some good one. Another promising thing I found lately is LightUp plugin which allows for adding simple realtime light to models. http://www.light-up.co.uk/. There are some quick video presentations of this plugin in "resources".
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    I love sketchup. It's super easy to learn.

    This subforum was a great idea. Thanks.
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