• 25
    Feb

    SHAPESPARK | REAL-TIME VISUALIZATIONS WITH SKETCHUP

    Today, I want to introduce you a new software for real-time rendering, called Shapespark. This is a very handy program that works very well with Sketchup, giving us great 3D images and more. With Shapespark we can browse through the room and see the whole design as if we are in the room, we also have the ability to upload ...
  • 10
    Dec

    STUDENT UNITS – ADVANCED MODELING IN SKETCHUP

    Project by : Spiros Koulias I designed this project when I was still studying in College, and it is one of my favorite projects, that I have done in SketchUp because it was the first time I experimented with the design of an organic form. I wanted to create an exterior shell that would cover every side of the building, ...
  • 15
    Nov

    SKETCHUP PRO 2018 LAUNCHED!

    SketchUp Pro 2018 is finally here! Trimble, the official owner of SketchUp, just announced the release of the newest version of SketchUp Pro 2018. For a few years now, every new change that is made, aims mostly to improve the software’s basis, and less the software’s interface or the addition of new features. Some very important changes were mad, such ...
  • 20
    Oct

    [SLICE] – SKETCHUP MODELING TECHNIQUES

    Project by : Spiros Koulias SLICE is a dissertation project that I entirely designed in SketchUp. The building was designed in order to accommodate war refugees. The last few years, this has been a major issue all over the world, and no actual solution has been found to it. I see every day, thousands of refugees trying to find a ...
  • 17
    Oct

    “NATRIX” ORGANIC MODELLING WITH SKETCHUP

    Project by : Spiros Koulias Natrix is one of my projects I did a few years ago when I was training myself to design organic forms in SketchUp. After I found all the proper tools that I needed to design forms with curves, I decided to take part in an international competition for young designers where the topic was Urban ...
  • 10
    Oct

    “POCHE”- HOW TO FILL COLOR THE SECTIONS

    During the last years, by looking into projects of many architectural offices, I noticed something that they had in common. Mostly in classic architectural drawings, the area that is being «cut» in a section drawing, was filled with a color. Especially in black and white drawings, it is very common to fill the section are with black color, in order ...
  • 9
    Oct

    MAKE ROUND CORNERS WITH ARC TOOL

    One of the functions that is missing from the SketchUp tools, is the «Fillet». The «Fillet» function, in every other 3D design software, can turn the corners of a surface, into curves or arcs. In SketchUp, this can be done, with the simple way that we are about to see. After all, like we’ve said before, SketchUp is a software ...
  • 4
    Oct

    BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES THROUGH PLAY

    Marcus Veerman is the driving force behind Playground Ideas, a non-profit organization on a mission to fight the devastating effects of childhood poverty. Using SketchUp and their online library of design resources, Marcus and the Playground Ideas team are working to to create unique play spaces in developing communities around the world!   Hi Marcus, can you tell us a ...