Archive for Art

Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2016!

December 15, 2015 in News Blog

  For this year’s Christmas post, I went back to a simple rendering approach. Mixing some extruded shapes, eroded boxes, basic materials and a few lights makes for a nice, moody image. As always, all done in SketchUp (and Twilight). To you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season and a happy and […]

Second edition of “Architectural Design with SketchUp” is now available!

October 26, 2015 in News Blog

I am very excited to be announcing the release of the second edition of my book “Architectural Design with SketchUp” today! For this edition, I went back through the text and updated and improved a lot of content. As before, my main goal was to keep it relevant for as large a variety of SketchUp users as possible and […]

Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2015!

December 10, 2014 in News Blog

As every year, let’s celebrate the season with a bit of digital “bling”! This time, it’s just a simple SketchUp model of a fractal tree that I enhanced a bit in Sketchfab’s editor. Yes, it is WebGL and you are allowed to play with it. Have fun! To you and your loved ones a peaceful […]

Christmas / Holiday Card Tutorial Now Available

January 7, 2013 in News Blog, Tutorials

Happy New Year everyone!!! Now that my Christmas / Holiday Card is “so last year”, it is time to reveal how it was made. For a tutorial (that also includes the Ruby script I used for it), go to the SketchUcation.com website. You can find the tutorial there. http://sketchucation.com/resources/tutorials/48-advanced/306-scripting-a-christmas-card-with-ruby

Turn Yourself into a Vase with SketchUp! (Making Rotational Portrait Sculptures from Silhouettes for 3D Printing)

November 19, 2012 in Tutorials

You likely have seen the effect before: An image like the one above shows some shapes that look like vases. After a little while, however, you notice that the curved shapes that define the vases are actually faces – or more specific: the negative silhouette of the faces. As it turns out, this can easily […]

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