3D Basecamp 2014 Announced

SketchUp Basecamp 2014

Your favourite SketchUp event is back for 2014 with the big shindig happening in Vail, Colorado. If you are interested in attending you can opt in from the button below.

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You can read the full brief here

LumenRT 4.3 Released

LumenRT 4.3 released

E-on software have announced the availability of LumenRT 4.3. Available as a free upgrade for all LumenRT 4 users, this update includes a new content library containing 80 new, real-time optimized plants.

Built using e-on’s groundbreaking Plant Factory technology, these plants offer exceptional real-time performance allowing large populations of thousands of instances to be created. Included in the library are a variety of new Hardwood, Evergreen and Broadleaf trees along with an extended set of bushes, shrubs and flowers.

Thea Presto Edition v1.2

After an intense development effort, Thea Presto new edition 1.2 is finally here! This is a milestone edition, with the innovation of Field Mapping along with the addition of a brand new GPU engine, called Presto. The latter is the main reason developers decided to name the edition after the name of the GPU engine. We hope you will enjoy this update and looking forward for great renders!

LightZone - The free Digital Darkroom

LightZone Digital Darkroom

The formerly commercial, now Open Source tool LightZone will do quick photo manipulations on a images similar to Adobe Lightroom. But radically different in how it approaches manipulations.

If you are looking for a free alternative to Adobe Lightroom then LightZone might be the perfect solution for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Read on to find out more about LightZone

Trimble TX8 High Speed 3D Scanner

trimble tx8 3d scanner

New Trimble TX8 3D Laser Scanner Scans at 1 Million Points per Second via Trimble’s Lightning Technology.

The Trimble TX8 utilizes Lightning™ technology that delivers uncompromising performance in terms of range, accuracy and speed of measurement. Built to handle even the most demanding environments, the Trimble TX8 provides efficient, reliable operation in applications including plant and industrial measurement, engineering, surveying, architecture, construction and forensics.

World’s First Wireless 3D Mouse

SpaceMouse Wireless Released

3Dconnexion®, the global leader in advanced 3D navigation devices, is proud to announce SpaceMouse® Wireless, the world’s first wireless 3D mouse.

For the first time, SpaceMouse Wireless combines 3Dconnexion’s 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor with 3Dconnexion 2.4 GHz wireless technology to deliver the reliability of a wired device, without the clutter of cords.

CatchUp Edition 19 released

catchup 19 released

Your favourite webmag is back after a long absence....and with good reason. We have been very busy over the summer with SketchUcation Tools 2.0 and the day is finally here we get to share it with you!

Inside this edition we review LumenRT 4, Thea Presto, realityPaint and Rendering in SketchUp book by Daniel Tal.

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Construction Documents Workshop across the US

BrightmanTal Training for Architecture

Our friends at BrightmanTal have a great offer for our US members with $100 off the attendance fee for their Construction Documents Workshop for Architecture.

Use the promo code SKETCHUCATION when enrolling. Click the button below to sign to see all locations:

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V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 Released

vray for sketchup 2.0 released

Chaos Group have just released V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp! V-Ray for SketchUp’s rendering capabilities which will provide SketchUp designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes. The combination of the V-Ray’s rich feature set and SketchUp’s intuitive tools and interface lets users visualize their ideas with upmost quality and realism.

Want to go to Maker Faire in NYC?

SketchUp at Maker Faire in NYC

In the New York area for Maker Faire this month? SketchUp's Community Manager, Mark Harrison, has some tickets up for grabs for anyone that chimes in on the discussion in the forums.

Just leave a comment and be in with a chance to rub noses with the SketchUp team and enjoy one of the greatest shows on Earth.


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