Thea Render 1.3 released

thea render presto square

Thea Render 1.3 'Presto Square' is now available with some exciting new features along with substantial improvements for the Presto engine.

Presto Square now runs on both GPU and CPU simultaneously, unleashing the full potential of your computer. Render times have being slashed utilizing this new technology.

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Christmas Competition Winners

competition winners announced

After an extending period of adjudication we are pleased to announce the 3 lucky winners of the Christmas SketchUp modeling competition. Thanks to everyone that entered your submissions were great!

See Who Won

Tekla BIMsight 1.9 now supports SketchUp

Tekla BIMsight released

The new release of Tekla BIMsight, the free software tool for building information modeling (BIM) project collaboration has implemented further integration with SketchUp.

This release allows direct import of .skp files along with .iges and .step.

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Meet the Brand New Revizto 2.0


An entire year has passed since Revizto was introduced at 2012 Autodesk University. Now, at the 2013 AU, Revzto 2.0 was introduced. Most of the improvements came from feedback from users who work on large, complex projects, and they emphasized the need to be able to collaborate across different locations, especially using iPads. This wasn’t always easy before, and to address this need developers have greatly increased Revizto’s Editor and Viewer performance.

SketchUcation Christmas Competition 2013

sketchucation christmas competition announcement

It's competition time so get your Christmas thinking caps on! There's some great prizes on offer for the 3 lucky winners.

The theme of the competition is 'Christmas' so we will leave the rest up to your imagination!

Read on to see what's on offer and how to enter.

Prize Winners Announced

november 3d connexion raffle winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners in our monthly 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Prize Draw. The winning raffle numbers were 7985 and 1251.

Winners will be contacted via email to organise delivery./

The December draw will commence 14th December.

To enter the monthly raffle you must be a Premium member.

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Forum Voting goes Live!

SketchUcation Voting System

There's no better way to start the week than to give our wonderful members a new toy to play with. Over the years we have seen requests for Facebook like buttons, G+, Twitter etc., but these come with page load disadvantages. No one likes a slow loading site!

Instead, we went ahead and developed our own little voting addon for the forums. Now you can like or dislike any post you wish. Voting for popular posts means you'll improve the user experience for everyone!

This is the first step in a long journey to reveal something very special in the new year. But first we need YOUR help.

SketchUp 2013 Hands On: LayOut Released

sketchup layout training book

Bonnie Roskes has just added SketchUp 2013 Hands On: LayOut eBook to the SketchUcation Shop. With over 183 pages of excellently delivered and illustrated exercises there's no better time to dive into LayOut!

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Indigo 3.6 Released

indigo 3.6 features

Indigo 3.6 brings several new, production-oriented features to the table, while improving on the core features that make Indigo great.

New compositing features have been introduced which are particularly valuable for architectural and product visualisation, and represent a continuing dedication to improving Indigo for existing customers: these upgrades, along with bug fixes and usability improvements, are free for all Indigo 3.x customers.

Last but not least, for a limited time we will be offering a 25% to 33% off sale!


JPEGmini thumbnail

JPEGmini is a patent-pending photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the size of photographs without affecting their perceptual quality. The technology works in the domain of baseline JPEG, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format. JPEGmini was developed by Beamr, an imaging technology company that powers some of the world's top web publishers, social networks and media companies. Beamr's goal is to improve the user experience and reduce the costs associated with storing and transmitting media files but for 3D artists, smaller image sizes may also be an important factor.


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