Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software
Google SketchUp is an easy to use application that willl help you learn to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects even space ships.
You can add details, textures and glass to your models, design with dimensional accuracy, and place your finished models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you.
SketchUp includes these tools:
Drawing and modifying geometry: Polygon, FollowMe, Offset, and Intersect with Model.
Construction: Dimension, Tape Measure, Protractor, Section Slice, Layers, Area & Length Calculation
Using SketchUp you can:
Draw, modify, measure, rotate, and scale geometry.
Place section slices to view and work on model interiors.
Add pre-made textures to your models, or create new ones.
Add pre-made components like trees, cars, doors and windows, and people to your models, or create new components.
Soften and smooth faces.
Cast real-time shadows for any location on earth.
Simulate movie camera placements.
Create presentation tours.
Import 2D images (.jpg, .png, .tif, .tga, .bmp) and 3D models (.3ds, .dem, .ddf, .dwg, .dxf, .skp).
Export your models to Google Earth.
Export 2D images of your models (.jpg, .bmp, .png, .tif).
Print your models.
Create add-on programs using the Ruby programming language.
SketchUp is the 3D modeling tool for design professionals
The professional version of SketchUp empowers design professionals to explore and communicate complex design concepts.
SketchUp users have the ability to:
Export models in 3DS, DWG, DXF, OBJ, XSI, VRML, and FBX file formats.
Export animations and walkthroughs as MOV or AVI files.
Use organic modeling (Sandbox) and Film & Stage (pre-viz) tools.
Import and export GIS data.
Print and export raster images at higher-than-screen resolution.
Receive free email technical support for two years after purchase.
Use the software for commercial purposes (the free version is approved for personal use only).
Model anything you can imagine:
Redecorate your living room. Invent a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. There's no limit to what you can create with SketchUp.
SketchUp makes 3D modeling fun:
We believe powerful software can also be a pleasure to use �" the secret is intuitive tools that work the way you think they should. Apparently, millions of people agree.
Get models online for free:
You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they've made on the Google 3D Warehouse.
Get started right away:
Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants to make 3D models with SketchUp, can.
NOTE: Google SketchUp is free for personal use.
Software rating: 9 / 10 points
Supported Languages: English, Croatian, German
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
RESTRICTIONS: 8 Hour Trial