Google SketchUp


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Google SketchUp

A 3D modeling program from Google that is known for its ease of use. Used for architectural purposes as well as films and games, designs are created in two dimensions, which, using a patented method, are pushed and pulled into three dimensions. Introduced in 2000 by @Last Software, Google acquired the company in 2006. Google 3D Warehouse is a central portal where anyone can contribute 3D components for SketchUp users. SketchUp is also noted for its integration with Google Earth. Buildings can be extracted from Google Earth and stored as models in 3D Warehouse for future SketchUp designs. See Google.
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Google SketchUp is a computer graphics software (acquired in March 2006 by @Last Software and marketed under Google brand name in its first version at the end of April 2006), free provided by Google for three-dimensional modeling, using photo textures, for uploading three-dimensional images on Google Earth and Google Maps (also available is SketchUp Pro, for sale to professionals, public agencies or educational institutions; it is a software designed for outdoor and indoor architecture, for design, for three-dimensional modeling for engineering and construction, and even for design of environments for video games, television and cinema).
Shaderlight Cloud Rendering powered by Limitless Computing renders Google SketchUp animations up to 30x faster, and scenes up to 5x faster, delivering high resolution, photorealistic visualizations direct from Google SketchUp in hours, not days.
For teaching purposes, applications like Google SketchUp provide flexibility and multiple potential benefits in the classroom.
IFC2SKP is a plug-in for Google SketchUp created by the research department of Secom (SECOM 2000).
Targeted at the architecture, engineering and construction industry, SightSpace 3D enables mobile viewing of Google SketchUp designs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
En este contexto se reconocen herramientas tales como: Matlab-Simulink [3], Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio [4], Artificial Robotics [5], Google Sketchup [6], Al igual que kits para construir rapidamente prototipos de robots tales como el Lego Mindstorm 1.
Topics include sales, entrepreneurship, automation and a new 3-D modeling program, Google Sketchup.
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After having tested several softwares, it appears that the recent development of the Energy Plus simulation program around the Google Sketchup Environment is a real innovation for several reasons: