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DavidP
11-12-2006, 11:35 PM
Well...I am personally a Google fan...pretty much everthing Google is cool.

Anyway...I have always been interested in making 3d models and such...but have never really had a good opportunity to learn Maya or Blender, or any other related program. Either there is just a steep learning curve or I have always been too lazy to put in any effort.

Well...I downloaded Google Sketchup today...and I must say...it is quite cool. I am incredibly enjoying it. It is very easy to use and definitely suits my purposes. Anyone else use Google Sketchup?

It's so cool.

maxorator
11-13-2006, 06:26 AM
I agree, Google is cool.

Google Sketchup is good for having fun. But I don't think you can do any complex models with it.

cboard_member
11-13-2006, 10:31 AM
What is this Sketchup you speak of?!
*Google.co.uk ...*

EDIT:

Neat. 'cept the Pro version is 500-odd Dollars.

Sentral
11-13-2006, 02:25 PM
A lot of professional mappers in the game industry use this tool to layout their maps. A person on my mod team used it, and it's pretty cool for presenting stuff. I've also seen people make weapon models, such as, the AK-47, so complex models are indeed possible.

VirtualAce
11-13-2006, 02:33 PM
Just no .x exporter as of yet.

twomers
11-13-2006, 03:48 PM
Complex models? God no. You need a really expensive program to help you c (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6e345acdc9ba245811bf19f6258f4b2a)r (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d208918bb83a7c8775ec643142bebf6e)e (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=a4fe03cf4770ed574d30ca930922d948)a (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=8739cf1340b4f87b157e644dd1dbb736)t (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=2ac1d07d86aa7fdc45e81db730974dc)e them!

I especially like r and t I think.

EDIT: Check these out: this (twomers.aoeex.com/Images/SydHouse.JPG)first, then this (twomers.aoeex.com/Images/SydHouse.JPG)closeup. It's good to see some people have a sense of humor.

DavidP
11-13-2006, 05:18 PM
I am sure Maya and 3ds Max could easily create much more complex models than Google Sketchup, but for my purposes as a beginning modeler Sketchup works great, and the learning curve is very shallow, whereas Maya has a much steeper learning curve I think.....

by the way Sketchup does have a 3ds exporter