Wednesday, October 23, 2013

3D Basecamp 2014 Is Coming!

I must thank my friend Filip, aka Athinaios of geo-modeling fame, for pointing me to this first. We had a real blast at 3D Basecamp in 2012, and I was just hankering for another, when this news came along. In 2012 in Boulder, Colorado, I met or reunited with many SketchUp modeling friends, ate great food, had fun, and learned a lot. Will you be there?

Read the full joyous announcement here!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spook Us: Halloween 3D Challenge

Enter the Halloween-themed SketchUp 3D Challenge! The 3D Challenge community is looking for some new participants to join in the fun. What better way to welcome newcomers into the group this month, than with a spooky graveyard theme?

Think you have what it takes to win the challenge? You know you do, now show it! BOO!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Geo Show-N-Tell: Minnesota State Capitol

In honor of the geo-modeling community, which is now retired, I will do a series of geo "Show and Tell" posts, featuring models that never made it to the 3D pipeline, but were in the works. I have a lot of those.

PLEASE submit your handsomest images of geo-models to share with the rest of us. Post processing is OK, and if it's  a published Google Earth model let me know so I can note that too. Maybe your model will appear on SketchUp Island.

Seen above is my incomplete model of the Minnesota State Capitol building, which was never submitted to Google Earth for various reasons: I began geo-modeling professionally, and a nice version of the building was published anyway. Also my model was quite heavy with geometry, and some bugs in the file kept me from progressing smoothly. Still, I think it's a pretty sweet geo-model that would have worked, with some work!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"The Box": 3D Graphics + Projection Mapping = Magic

A remarkable short film for you to enjoy, employing 3D technology and artistry in a way never seen before!