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.

i.Materialise 10% Discount

imaterialise printing discount for sketchup

The kind folks over at iMaterialise have quite an offer at the moment with 10% off the price of any item ordered through their iMaterialise 3D Print plugin for SketchUp.

This new plugin makes it incredibly easy to upload, scale, and order a 3D print directly from within your favourite modeling software. Use the code SKETCHUP2013 when ordering your print and get 10% off the price!

You can grab their new plugin from the PluginStore

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.


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