3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby utiler » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:47 pm

It's here guys, 3D Basecamp 2010!!!

1-3 September, Boulder. Colorado
http://sites.google.com/site/3dbasecamp2010/

Got to make it this time around.....
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Dave R » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:56 pm

I'm hoping to go.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:06 am

Woohoo, I'm packing my bags as we speak. I'll go camp out on the front lawn until September :)
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby dale » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:48 am

Well if they'll take me I'll be there. Any word on when we can apply?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby utiler » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:46 am

I am able to nominate 10 SketchUp experts so PM me if you wish to receive an email. I need your name [real name] email address to do so....
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby sorgesu » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:11 pm

Chris, Andrew; have you guys decided where you are staying? Bonnie is thinking about whether she wants to go or not but this time I don't think we will be sharing a room because she has an invite to stay with someone in Denver.

I asked the Boulderado if there is a special rate for the conference and they said not, but that they could offer the Google corporate rate, which they did not divulge. I am supposed to phone in.

Best Western is the cheapest.

So where are you staying?

Tina, are you lurking somewhere? Are you invited? Wanna go? I'll nominate.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:57 pm

I'll porbably be aiming for "cheapest" at this point. Maybe even KOA tent camping cheap if it comes down to that :) But probably like the best western will work well for me.

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby simon le bon » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:29 pm

Would you please remember the great, joyful and entrusted enthusiasm that Basecamp 2008 before SketchUp(7) had generated!!!

Base Camp 2008 !!!! 133 posts
Base Camp 2008 - Europe? 73 posts

Hope you will say for us the strong words to avoid our SketchUP to die :shock: (what we can predict for a short laps of time!!)

-1) Make SketchUp engine compatible with multicore!
-2) Revisit all the basic tools in accordance with the splendid work done by our free developers!!! (and pay for them)
-3) Give themselves an ear to listen constantly to the users

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Gaieus » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:42 pm

It's a shame that it is already clear that some (a good deal) of the invites will be wasted as people can't afford the travel/lodging costs.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:00 pm

You can contact your "invites" first to see if they can even make it or if they are interested in paying for it. At least then your invites might be more well spent?

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Gaieus » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:29 pm

That's true and indeed I would/will do so (no "wasted" invites!!!)

But what about me???
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby pyroluna » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:46 pm

I'd love to go but I can't afford it :( it's at the very least 590€ to even get there...
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:51 pm

The cost will be rather prohibitve coming from Europe for sure.

Is anyone from across Oceans for sure planning on coming out? Or would come out if they got in?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:19 pm

Would definitely give it serious thought if I scammed a ticket. Money is a big factor as flights are nearly €800. Then there's accommodation which I imagine will be another €500+. And finally spending dosh which is hard to factor in?

But getting to meet up with members here would definitely be a worthwhile experience
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby david_h » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:39 pm

I went in 05 and didn't get accepted in 08. I got the Videos tho. I would love to go this time.

By the way. . .I didn't notice on the link where one would register. Is that not up yet?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:53 pm

It looks like at this point they have invited some people directly. Then those people are allowed to invite people. Then if there are spaces still open, who knows how they will handle that.

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby DavidBoulder » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:14 pm

I'm in Boulder, I can try to post some hotel links later on. There are a number of options. One I like is the Quality Inn on Aprapahoe.
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=quality+inn+boulder&fb=1&gl=us&hq=quality+inn&hnear=Boulder,+CO&pcsi=15547479141983972847,2&ei=6G0qTJqiKKTOMtSFmeAI&ved=0CFQQpQY&hl=en&view=map&cid=15547479141983972847&ll=40.016556,-105.264838&spn=0.011832,0.01929&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A

If you get a bunch of people, sharing a bigger unit at Chautauqua can be nice. Certainly if you like hiking, but there you would need a car (bad bus service).
http://www.chautauqua.com/three_bedroom.htm

In most other areas in town you could get by without a car, and can also take the bus from the airport. I was checking the CU schedule. Looks like they will have already been in school for a week, but I also noticed that Labor Day weekend follows the BaseCamp. So some options to turn it into a vacation, or have time to drive to town vs. fly.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby utiler » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:26 am

Hi all, across oceans??? Hell yeah!!!

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If I travel by raft, I will be looking for a nice plush, comfy Hotel. If I fly, [$$$$$] maybe a little more reasonable priced place will have to do....

I'm just waiting till Google give us the go ahead so i can look at flights. Bit disappointed that there was an end of financial year one day sale on Sunday where flights were ridiculously cheap but I couldn't book yet!!!

Susan, I'd say Best Western looks the best at this stage; close to the Conference location and a village shopping complex.

Thanks David for the alternative sites too, Will have a look.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby watkins » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:42 am

Considering the ground-breaking work that Fredo6 has been doing, he should receive an all expenses paid invitation as a guest speaker. His work on coding new plugins would interest all those other clever chaps that keep Sketchup alive and kicking.

Will the sessions be streamed live?

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:41 am

watkins wrote:Considering the ground-breaking work that Fredo6 has been doing, he should receive an all expenses paid invitation as a guest speaker. His work on coding new plugins would interest all those other clever chaps that keep Sketchup alive and kicking.

I agree - although certainly there are a whole lot of other authors also generously sharing their brilliant plugins...
Will the sessions be streamed live?

I doubt. There were no live streamlined sessions last time either - the only uploaded the (already edited) videos later.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby TIG » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:16 am

Mike Lucey, as THE leading light in the whole Sketchup Community and with ears in the right places, could suggest that Google forks out some cash to help get some selected 'speakers' there ? It doesn't need to be business-class and the Hilton... That would greatly enhance the event and give non-US based users a chance to contribute, meet and exchange ideas.

Most tool-makers like Fredo do their great stuff 'for free', or at a very nominal cost: so no one is getting rich doing this [unlike Google]... AND let's not forget that there are others like Jean L or Simon le B [with their many many great tips] and Chris F [without his scripter's hat on, like his earlier scene-use presentation] who have many valuable insights into getting the best out of Sketchup.

Personally I would love to go... but it seems too much to spend months' of my personal income doing so, especially when every week I already give lots of my time and tools freely to Sketchuppers all over the world [and thus indirectly benefit Google as the fountain-head].

So I simply suggest that Mike puts forward the suggestion. Then if it doesn't fall on stony ears, a list of 'speakers' from the forums' membership who Google might at least 'subsidize' - after all WE ARE the beacon of the Sketchup world ;)
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby simon le bon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:00 pm

Dear Tig,
I didn't want to add any word after you. So I had started to write you this PM. But at the end I have considered I had to tell what I was thinking to our community. So Here is my shared personal PM I planned to send to you.

TIG wrote:... AND let's not forget that there are others like Jean L or Simon le B [with their many many great tips] and Chris F [without his scripter's hat on, like his earlier scene-use presentation] who have many valuable insights into getting the best out of Sketchup.

thank you Tig! It is an Honour to be focused this way by you!!

Most tool-makers like Fredo do their great stuff 'for free', or at a very nominal cost: so no one is getting rich doing this [unlike Google]
../especially when every week I already give lots of my time and tools freely to Sketchuppers all over the world [and thus indirectly benefit Google as the fountain-head].
simon le bon wrote:-2) Revisit all the basic tools in accordance with the splendid work done by our free developers!!! (and pay for them)


Don't "they" see SketchUp is becoming silly? Each SU basic tool is now overpassed by a bunch of yours(the developpers): selection tools, tools on surface, 2D tools etc etc..
"They" wanted to keep SketchUP simple; it is becoming excessively puzzling for a new user to discover, install and use all these seemingly duplicated tools...
In fact what we need is a "not so simple" new SketchUP with real evoluted basic tools.

Google isn't it enough rich to pick you and to pay you (the developpers) for a short and constructive collaboration, now the jobs are done, now the tools exist!!

But I can "smell" that Google only care to give a tool for draw those poor enough 3D small buildings in GoogleEarth, ..and SketchUp team is probably let down their way with not a buck/penny in the pocket to develop nothing serious. But shhh! It is better like this than loose their job! Ok! Maybe I'm dreaming up the story ;)

- after all WE ARE the beacon of the Sketchup world ;)

If "they" can't understand that , SketchUp is dead.

>>How can Basecamp 2010 could be a normal one?? IMO no hope without a revolution!

Very friendly, Simon
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby pyroluna » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:45 pm

simon le bon wrote:>>How can Basecamp 2010 could be a normal one?? IMO no hope without a revolution!

oh, the French... revolution... :D

Just kidding. I think you're completely right. SketchUp-not-so-simple will make it simpler in the end!
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:00 pm

Note that all these French revolutions come with that Guillotine, too!



They seem to be restless...
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby simon le bon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:53 pm

Pyroluna wrote:oh, the French... revolution... :D

Gasp!!! Pyroluna, You discovered me in my deep roots :lol:




Dear Gaieus,
I really don't want to play bowling with cutted heads,
but sometime I don't know In what reality I am sailing in...
;)

well: with people like you and you and you.. SketchUp can't die so easily :roll:

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby EarthMover » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:35 am

That would be quite an experience to get to Basecamp this year. I would love to go and meet some of the great souls on this site. If you are self employed and use Sketchup professionally, the trip could also be used a nice 4th quarter tax write off. Honestly though, as far as education goes, and after watching the videos of the previous basecamp, the material covered seemed rather elementary compared to some of the groundbreaking discussions and techniques found on this forum. I wonder what new techniques they could possibly discuss when the core software itself has not evolved....except only for the development through the user/developer base of scriptwriters. I don't mind though....a lot of people complain about it, but I take great pride in the fact that our beloved software was essentially modified into what it is by the users, for the users. I love looking at my UI and seeing not a single icon created by Google. Power to the users....and THANK YOU to the scriptwriters who have helped me become a better designer and grow my business into something that can use to support my family. Bless you all!
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby thomthom » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:10 pm

Anyone from Europe going for sure?

I really wish I could go - but this came all too late for me - as it's right after my summer holidays and I've already booked other trips which I cannot and will not cancel. Due to that I don't have the funds for it now.
It is very expensive to travel across the globe and I'd really wish the notice had been given much sooner so that long distance travellers could make the arrangements. Not only is it very expensive and one need to save up, the extra travel time requires extra days of work - more expenses and more planning needed to get the time off. :(

I just hope that for next time the word would be released sooner. (And I'll try to keep in mind and put some cash and time aside just in case.)

But what I'd really like to see is some European arrangement for enthusiasts over here. Not sure if that would be something we can just sit idle and hope for Google to set up. It'd be very interesting to have a brainstorm for what we can muster up over here.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:36 pm

Not too much overseas interest this time around? Mostly just cost prohibitive? (I certainly understand that, its cost prohibitive for me right and I'm only coming from a few hundered km away!) It would be great to meet more SCF users there. Anyone else interested from this land mass?
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