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January 2nd, 2009 #1
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.
Last edited by davi; January 2nd, 2009 at 12:11 PM.
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January 2nd, 2009 #2
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.
January 2nd, 2009 #3
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.
January 2nd, 2009 #4
January 2nd, 2009 #5
Here are some examples from Kemp Remillard
It's a marvelous program
Last edited by davi; January 2nd, 2009 at 12:12 PM.
January 2nd, 2009 #6
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.
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"?
Last edited by joeparis; January 2nd, 2009 at 05:45 AM.
January 2nd, 2009 #7
Lynda.com recently added a full, four hour Sketchup course to its library too.
January 2nd, 2009 #8
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.
January 2nd, 2009 #9
lol, sorry that was a typo. I'm NOT a master of sketchup
January 2nd, 2009 #10
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.
January 3rd, 2009 #11
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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January 3rd, 2009 #12
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".
January 4th, 2009 #13
I love sketchup. It's super easy to learn.
This subforum was a great idea. Thanks.