Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good Times

Hello All, just a quick update from Europe. The Mapper-Modeler Conference in Zurich was a great success- we got to meet dozens of talented and passionate modelers and mappers in a fun and welcoming setting.

Too bad it ended so quickly! I continue my travels elsewhere and leave you with some impressions of my time at the conference.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Model Suggestions

Hello SketchUp Islanders! This time it's me tossing a bottle into the ocean...

Every day I get at least a few "notes in bottles" (model suggestions) for my collections. Since I'll be traveling for most of the next few weeks, I won't be able to keep up with these. I ask that you please hold your bottles/suggestions until after April 7.


Take a Walk On the Wild Side of Modeling


Gipuzkoa3d has uploaded another great video of the work being done in San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain, by himself and others. It looks so real. Check it out!

And then probably you'll be wanting to check out the models in Google Earth to see if they really look that good (they do).

Monday, March 15, 2010

Why Do You Model?

We'll discuss this in Zurich at the Mapper Modeler Conference next week, and I may give a brief presentation too. I invite anyone to respond in the comments section about their own motivations.

Mine are varied. I have interests in history, buildings, photography, art, puzzles, modeling. About five years ago I realized SketchUp was a new "toy" with which I could combine all those interests.

Friday, March 12, 2010


In a few short days SketchUp Island will be headed for Zurich, Switzerland for the Google Mapper/Modeler (Un)Conference.