Pull up a chair (perhaps one from this gorgeous rendering of a SketchUp model) and join us!
Welcome to 3Daily – our new blog!
The goal of 3Daily: covering what we love – all things 3D. As you can imagine, this 3D blog will be about design, planning, modeling and building. But that’s not all.
For over 10 years, we have been aficionados of a 3D modeling program called SketchUp. We adopted it early on, before most people had even heard of SketchUp, and used the software to drive our work and life toward interesting and unexpected directions. We’ve become dedicated SketchUp users, teachers, and authors. But most importantly, our work in the 3D space changed our perspective, both literally and figuratively. SketchUp sparked a drive to delve into more of the technology we couldn’t have even imagined possible a few years ago.
What was once science fiction – virtual reality, 3D printing, drones – is now a part of everyday life. There’s so much to get excited about and explore! But how do we keep up, understand what it all means, and predict where things are headed? We hope to help sort it all out.
New to SketchUp?
It’s a free 3D modeling program you can use to “download” ideas from your imagination onto your computer screen and beyond. It’s easy enough for young children to use, and sophisticated enough for design professionals.
Already familiar with SketchUp?
We plan on covering everything and anything related to SketchUp, such as news, tools, step-by-step tutorials, expert tips and interviews, extensions (plugins), rendering applications, frustration-elimination methods, and much more. In a word, we want to help you enjoy SketchUp. But we’re not stopping with just blog posts on SketchUp itself….
OK, so what’s beyond SketchUp on this blog?
So many things! Here’s a taste:
- Drones – what they do and why you might want one
- Virtual worlds and augmented realities, brought to us by Facebook, Microsoft, Google , and others
- Flying skateboards, driverless cars, downloading our brains (not kidding)
- The 3D printing revolution and its multi-faceted effect on society
- Discussions and opinions about the technological singularity
We plan to post on an almost-daily basis, so each time you check in, you might just learn something new!
About the Bloggers
|Daniel Tal is the owner of www.danieltal.com – a SketchUp tutorial website. He has authored two major books on SketchUp, and runs his own 3D modeling studio. Daniel is also Editor-at-Large for Landscape Architecture Magazine. Look for Daniel’s bio in our next post.|
|Bonnie Roskes is the owner of www.3dvinci.net. She’s written dozens of books on SketchUp and related applications, for a wide range of audiences ranging from grade school kids through long-time design pros. Bonnie’s bio will be featured in a couple of days.|
Before you go, check out Daniel’s rendering of one of his major landscape architecture projects: West Seneca Concept:
And don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow!