Monday, December 19, 2011

Home Alone House

Check out this Christmas-appropriate model by DannyDijk. It's Kevin's house from the movie Home Alone.

The house is a real place located at 671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois, USA. Looks like no one has modeled a Google-Earth version yet, amazingly! Any takers? Street View is available on that street, which will help.

I also found plans for the house as seen below which will help anyone with some spare time, a few 3D modeling skills, and a love of Home Alone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid

By 3D modeler peterX-- a Christmas treat! Who can forget Ralphie and his quest for a Red Rider BB Gun? Or Skut Farkus and his yellow eyes? So help me God, yellow eyes! Or "fuuuuuudge." Or the leg lamp?

If you still have no idea what I'm talking about you've probably never seen A Christmas Story. Click here to learn more about the movie, or here to learn about the actual house used in the movie!

See another version of the house here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Make Ideas Real

Make Ideas Real is an effort on Google's part to collect real-life stories of how people use SketchUp to make projects come to life. Response has been good; the intro video above has been viewed over a quarter of a million times!

What kinds of stories count? They could be about anything where SketchUp helped make an idea become reality-- architecture, furniture, products... In my case I used SketchUp in several ways to help me make lush watercolor and pencils illustrations for an historical fiction book.

Have you shared your story yet? Read more here.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Donostia - Iglesia de San Vicente (2011) by Peterg

Starting today I'd like to use the blog to feature models I think are pretty cool.

After all I started off my amateur SketchUp "career" as a collector and organizer of models on the Google 3D Warehouse (I became known, apparently, as 'The Librarian' at the Google Geo office in Boulder, Colorado).

So the first model I'd like to feature is this one by Peterg aka gipuzkoa3D.