Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #21: Grand experiment on posting a video

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 08-11-2008 08:33 AM 1605 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: A little tidbit that I picked up about guides Part 21 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 22: Scale tool ---- I DID IT! »

I’ve been wondering how some of you make videos to post on the net. Scott (Chicowoodnut) put me onto

It’s a pretty cool looking program. I actually managed to do a very short video on SU. What surprised me when I played it back was that it had sound! I had no idea my laptop had a built in microphone. So if you play this video – you’ll hear all the typing going on but nothing else. I highly suggest turning the sound down as I’m apparently quite a noisy typist. I stopped and started the video quite a lot while I messing with the SU.

I can certainly see where learning to do the video will help me to explain what issues I’m having learning the SU program. But, of course, this just gives me another computer thing to learn about. That can be a good thing, or not. There’s a lot to know about these different programs. But I figure I’ve got at least another week off of work (at least I hope only another week) and another 4 or so after that before I can get back in the shop. So I should have some time to learn them.

I’m quite certain that I have not uploaded the video to this blog correctly. When I opened (with the open mini-browser below) and hit my dashboard – it just started to run my video. I had to work on figuring out how to find the “address” of the video.

So anyway – here is my first video for what it’s worth. It’s no great shakes and has loads of room for improvement.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#1 posted 08-11-2008 06:59 PM

Thanks Dave!

I’m using a three-wheeled mouse. I must admit though to reverting back to my touch pad sometimes out of force of habit. I just got the mouse out a few weeks ago and getting used to it.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 08-14-2008 03:19 PM

Cool Betsy,

Now I want to hear you humming to your self like Glen Gould does when he plays Bach.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#3 posted 08-14-2008 11:10 PM

Hummmm humming while I type, my fingers might get confused. This guy seems like pure genius and could do both at the same time. Thanks for sharing it – it was enjoyable listening/watching.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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