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    Thumbs up Google Sketchup

    I recently just discovered Google Sketchup. http://sketchup.google.com/product_suf.html

    It's free and perfect for concepting architecture and creating unique shapes to paint over. I'm using it to create block models to paint over in photoshop. alright give it a go. I recommend turning on anti aliasing in your graphic card profile. have fun
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    I thought it could be useful for block modelling. Looks pretty simple to use judging from their videos.
    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.

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    Isn't that cheating?

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    That's pretty darn cool. I threw this together in about 45 minutes. It looks like you can create buildings, and then upload them onto google earth. I'm sure though that they have to be real buildings, and no crazy sci-fi things. I want to see if I can make my own texures though.

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    JustinBeckett - Some time ago I've read Feng Zhu Q&A on some other forum and he said somethig like this:
    "Also learn to work smart and efficiently. Remember, we are designers first, artists second. Don't get caught up on doing everything "traditionally" simply because you think you are an artist. Think like a designer and your world will change."

    I used Sketchup a lot for creating project visualization in urban design (which I studied at university). Really fast and easy program
    Here's my example. Of course models can be more complex but simplictity was more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinBeckett
    Isn't that cheating?
    Are a few vanishing points, a horizon line, and a pencil cheating?

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    mario- yepp
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    I'd rather just get to the construction spot and build it from scratch.

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    Real artists arrange individual molecules to make their picture... no wait, atoms, Hmm no, make that quarks... uh... uh... superstrings?

    Cheating is simply when you have agreed to a set of rules and give the impression of following them, but don't.

    Then of course, you can cheat yourself out of a learning experience. It is useful to be able to construct perspective by hand.
    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwalls
    That's pretty darn cool. I threw this together in about 45 minutes. It looks like you can create buildings, and then upload them onto google earth. I'm sure though that they have to be real buildings, and no crazy sci-fi things. I want to see if I can make my own texures though.

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    i think most of us can make that in photoshop or illustrator in about 5-10 minutes apart from that, this prog looks handy from architect students!

    *off to tell my brother of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus|ANJ
    Real artists arrange individual molecules to make their picture... no wait, atoms, Hmm no, make that quarks... uh... uh... superstrings?
    AHAHAHAH!

    Anyways, sweet program - will help me get into this ... perspective thing you all seem to love.
    Edit: Ooo, so intuitive... I loves it.
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    THIS IS SO FREAKIN INTUITIVE... OMG

    It's SO easy... picked it up in 5 minutes, no prob.

    Made the following in under an hour of opening the prog for the first time;

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    hey guys those architecture models are HAWT! gringoloco, farvus, justin... i applaud your work!

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    nice justin!
    did you make that door in that time?
    or did you grab it off of google's library?

    to second what everyone has said, this program rocks.
    SO simple.
    anything more would be overkill for what i need it for.
    thanks for the link chris.
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    I made it totally from scratch, no reference

    As a note;

    When drawing rectangles, hold shift for a dotted "Ruler" that can line up your masses!

    Now if only they could make Animating and camera movement this intuitive!
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