Thea Render Interactive Render Overlay

thea render overlay rendering mode

Solid Iris, Thea Render developers, dropped a bomb into rendering world this week previewing the new features for interactive rendering in SketchUp called Interactive Render Overlay.

In their next release SketchUp users will be able to see their models come to life directly within the modeling area. Read more to check out the video as to why this is a game changer for SketchUp.

SpaceMouse Pro Wireless Released

spacemouse pro wireless released

No more cords. No more constraints. SpaceMouse Pro Wireless provides a real-time connection to your 3D content with 3Dconnexion 2.4 GHz wireless technology.

Just pop the USB receiver in your PC or Mac, and enjoy the reliability of a wired device coupled with the satisfaction of a cord free desktop.

SpaceMouse Pro Wireless will operate for two months between charges. When it does need juice, just connect the micro-USB cable and continue working.

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3D Connexion June Raffle goes live!

SpaceMouse Raffle

Be in with a chance to win either a SpaceMouse Pro or SpaceMouse Wireless in our exclusive 3D Connexion raffle.

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Not eligible? Well we've also got an incredible discount on a range of 3D Connexion devices.

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3D Printing for SketchUp - Exclusive Discount

3D Printing with SketchUp discount

We are pleased to announce that long time member and 3D Printing guru, Marcus Ritland , has given SketchUcation members an exclusive discount on his new book 3D Printing with SketchUp.

There's a discount for both the eBook and the printed edition so there's something for everyone.

To grab your exclusive discount, and to read Oli Shea's synopsis, just follow the link below.

LightUp 3.3

lightup for sketchup released

LightUp continues to get better and better with each release. The latest version introduces new features, improvements and speed enchancements

LightUp developer, Adam Billyard, recently shared an amazing video that showcased the immense presentational power of LightUp for architectural scenes in SketchUp.

Find out more about LightUp's new features and see the Templar Town model in all it's glory

3D Browser 12.5 released with SketchUp 2014 support

3DBrowser $60 off Promotion

Mootools has just released 3DBrowser 12.5 and offers 100 seats of 3DBrowser for 3D Users + Polygon Cruncher at $69 instead $129 for Sketchucation readers. This tiny link redirects you to that advantageous offer:

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To find out more about what's new in 3DBrowser read on...

May SpaceMouse Winners

SketchUp SpaceMouse Raffle Winners

Congrats to our 2 lucky winners of the SpaceMousePro and SpaceMouse Wireless Raffle for May

The winner of the SpaceMousePro was Daniel Allard and the SpaceMouse Wireless winner was Panga.

Don't forget there is an exclusive 20% discount for all SketchUcation members if you use the promo code SKETCH20PROMO.

ArcKit Freeform Model Building released

ArcKit Freeform Model Building

ARCKIT is a freeform model building tool that allows architects to physically explore designs and bring their projects to life. The interconnecting components use no glue and are completely modular, making it possible to create a diverse range of scaled structures that can be used as working models to communicate ideas to clients and to showcase finished projects.

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Shortcutter Preview for SketchUp

Sync SketchUp shortcuts to the cloud

With the recent release of SketchUcation Tools 2.6 we really have moved Plugins into the cloud with device syncing and version management. That got us thinking about what else we could store in the cloud?

If you need to store and retrieve your assigned shortcut keys across numerous devices then this could be the tool for you. If you want to see this happen then vote by clicking the link below...

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SketchUcation Tools 2.6 released

Sync your Plugins for SketchUp to the cloud

SketchUcation Tools 2.6 introduces faster downloads, up to 4x, device syncing of plugins, new API for plugin devs and tons of bugfixes, tweaks and improvements.

You NEED to update as this is the most exciting release to date. Keep all your devices plugins in sync across different version of SketchUp!

Yep....running v8 and need v2014 to have the same plugins? Simple one click solution to get everything in sync.

Get it!