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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #31: What they DON'T tell you about Google Sketchup.

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 08-20-2008 12:23 AM 953 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: Short Sketchup protractor tool video Part 31 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 32: Trying to get back in the swing - new project »

So if you have not figured this out yet——I should warn you—- Sketchup is addicting! Beware if you start playing with it – you won’t be able to stop!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. :-)

I’m having some internet trouble so have not uploaded my latest “creation”, but hope to do so soon. Just thought I’d give you all fair warning.

Happy sketching.

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



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#1 posted 08-20-2008 01:54 AM

Hi my name is David and I am a Sketchaholic…
It started innocently enough in the early days of SU…release 3 for me, I believe. My cousin worked at an architectural office and raved about this cool software they used that allows you to draw in 3D very fast and accurately with near render quality textures and pre made components. I downloaded the demo, and watched the first tutorial, and that was it …I was hooked! Long nites sometimes till 1 or 2AM…my eyes blurry from the monitor, my hands cramping from the mouse. The only thing keeping me from loosing it completely was the fact that the demo timed out after 450 hours of use, which sometimes was within the first week! Luckily, they would do upgrades frequently and you could re download the demo with each new release…ah, sweet relief!. But then…Google bought SU and made the unlimited use, almost fully functional version available free! That was it…it was all over now….looking tired and disheveled after days of Sketching…...making excuses to miss birthday parties and family gatherings…getting caught “using” at work! Yes my friends, the SU downward spiral is a nasty ride filled with plug ins, and render engines…...hangign around the “seedy” areas of the Google Warehouse, downloading poorly modeled files just to get a “fix”...spending long hours away from human contact, just trying to get that wood grain texture on all the chair legs to go the right directions and be just the right scale. Yes, my friends if you choose to unleash the genie that is Sketchup…..open that proverbial Pandora’s box (modeled in SU, of course) of geometry and textures, then be prepared for what might become of it…...

Or maybe you just wont like it and erase it off your computer! ;)

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