Plugin: Selector

I almost forgot about his one. It's one of the first demos I wrote using the new (at the time) WebDialogs for SketchUp version 6.

It displays a dialog (shown) and simply selects and de-selects based on entity types.

I'm not sure how useful it is as it's written, but it could be built upon; if anyone sees potential.

SketchUp Cool #2

I'm sure many of you have seen the Uno, a unicycle-motorcycle-segway hybrid designed an built by 18 year old Ben J. Poss Gulak? What you might have missed is that it was designed using.. you guessed it, Google SketchUp.

via Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

Subdivide and Smooth Released!

Whaat's (Dale Matens) Subdivide and Smooth plugin for SketchUp has been released. It's available at - and for only $22!

A lot of folk are looking forward to this. I'm interested in seeing what people can do with it.

Oh yeah, go get it. And then watch the tutorials:

Last Day To Request An Invite to 3D Base Camp

Just a reminder that today is the last day to request an invitation to Google SketchUp 3D Basecamp.

SketchUp Style contest Winners announced

The Official Google SketchUp Blog has posted the winning entries for their 2008 Sketchy-Edge Style Building competition.

Congratulations to all the winners.

All of the winning styles are available in this model, hosted on the 3DW.

Cool SketchUp Uses: Civic EV

New SketchUp user TimK has a blog called "Open Source Civic EV Kit", where he is chronicling his endeavor to create an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a Honda Civic.

Tim recently decided to try SketchUp for drawing up some battery boxes, and posts about it here.

More 3D Warehouse Updates

The 3D Warehouse made another significant update: access control.

You can make a model collection public, or private.

This means that you can now add collaborators or restrict viewers for any collection you own. To do so, just click the "share" link on your collection's "details" page. Collaborators can add and remove items in your collection; they can also edit details such as its name and description. And if you make a collection "not-publicly-viewable", only people you choose can see it.

(via The Official SketchUp Blog)

WiP: Random Jitter

Triangulates groups, and moves vertices a in a random direction. This images shows a cube with increasing amounts of "jitter"

Not sure what to call this effect. "Jitter" is sort of used in SketchUp. Distort?

SketchUp Basecamp 2008 Announcement

Sign ups are open today for Google SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2008.

The event will take place on June 11 - 13 at Google headquarters in Mountain, California.

Sign up here.

3D Warehouse Updates

2 new features appeared on the 3D Warehouse this week.

1. Geo-located models can be viewed in Streetview (via Google Earth Blog)

2. Improved search for the 3D Warehouse (via Google SketchUp Blog)

Offset on Surfaces Plugin

Fredo, author of Joint Push Pull, has released another gem of a plugin that can offset non-planar surfaces.

Get it here.

LightUp for SketchUp New Home

Adam Billyard's highly anticipated LightUp plugin has a new home.

Waybe Beta Test Application

The Waybe unfold plugin has opened applications for beta testers. If your interested, please visit their site

WiP: Custom Toolbars

Currently working on a custom toolbar plugin for SketchUp. Here's a shot of currently working commands. Sketchy Icons created by Nathan Cheever.

Toolbars are created from a simple text file of commands:

# Example Toolbar File
# A toolbar file is simply a text file containing a list of commands you want
# to appear on your toolbar. The # symbol denotes a comment and is skipped by the toolbar maker.
# The Toolbar filename must end in .txt. The name of the .txt file is used
# as the Toolbar name.
# Toolbar separators can be created using 3 dashes (---) on a line by themselves.
# You can create any reasonable number of custom toolbars, just create another .txt file
# in the same folder as this one. All available toolbars will be loaded.
# Commands are not case sensitive, but capitals can be used to help readability. For example,
# the following commands are identical:
# fileNew
# filenew
# FileNew
# Filenew


EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software for SketchUp

The Energy Design Plugin is a free plugin for the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files. The plugin also allows you to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results without leaving SketchUp.


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