#679

4:21 am, Friday, April 28th, 2006

I just realized it’s 4:00 am… I stayed up way too late playing with SketchUp. I decided to give it a try after seeing the multitude of links to it on popurls (an awesome links/news aggregator). Did a few of the tutorials, then built this bizarre thing:

SketchUp: Weird Thing
(857×638; 60 KB)

One of the neat things about SketchUp is that you can get the dimensions (in real-world units) for any part of your model. Height, width, radiuses, diameters, areas, whatever. Here’s my weird structure with some measurements:

SketchUp: Weird Thing with Dimensions
(1008×679; 76 KB)

To think, someone could actually build that if they wanted to!

It’s a really fun program to mess around in. Maybe not quite as fun as Maya, but a heck of a lot easier to learn. It’s free and small (19 MB download); check it out.

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