This tutorial revisits a parametric 3D printable panel that I created a while ago using plain Ruby code. You can explore the original 3D model with the viewer below. Just click the image to start it.
In this video I cover how to create shells in SketchUp using different methods. Lofting can create very elaborate shapes and fortunate for us there are several extensions available to do the task easily. Curviloft, the extension presented in this video, may be the best example (and the easiest one to use). This is a […]
As I covered in last week’s post, Trimble recently released a new point cloud extension for SketchUp, Trimble Scan Essentials For SketchUp. In today’s post and video, I am using this tool to perform some analysis with the same 3D point cloud data that I introduced earlier (a scan of our classroom). I am basically […]
In this tutorial I cover several approaches and techniques for creating 3D-printable pendants from SketchUp. This includes designs that need to be hanging in the balance (for pendants, earrings, mobile elements, etc.) as well as those with multiple support points (e.g. for name necklaces). The extensions and websites that I mention in the video are: […]