[Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo designs ?

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What do you think of the new SketchUp logo designs ?

:D I Love it! It's perfect.
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:) It's Nice.
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:| It is OK (or I don't have an opinion.)
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:( I don't care for it. (or I miss the old logo design.)
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:x I Hate it (it's ugly.)
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[Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo designs ?

Postby Dan Rathbun » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:08 am

    :idea: Add a post to this poll with more detail on your feelings, if you like.


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    [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo color ?

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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby andybot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:01 am

      I think it feels too corporate and not very personal. It could be a logo for anything in the corporate world... :(
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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby pbacot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:51 am

      It seems undefined and almost blurry, with all that red. Less cartoony certainly but more blocky -- in relation to the program's image.
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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby ArCAD-UK » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:28 am

      It's a clever play on 3D and 2D if a little over simplistic but I hate the red, please can we have it in Trimble blue. At least with the new icons I am more likely to click the right one, I was always "blinded" by the pencil in the old icons when clicking in a hurry.
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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby pilou » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:16 am

      More quiet in bleu and more Trimbling :)
      I see some kites flying in the sky :enlight:

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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby thomthom » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:39 am

      Here's a post on the SketchUp blog about the new icons:
      http://sketchupdate.blogspot.no/2012/08 ... tchup.html
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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby jason_maranto » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:34 pm

      I'm not crazy about it, but I didn't like the old one(s) either -- having done some logo design work over the years I have different ideas (especially about the type portion) but I'll keep those to myself. One good thing about this is it might be a harbinger of a full UI overhaul in v9...

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      Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

      Postby Dan Rathbun » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:18 pm

        Just a note, that you can change your vote if the design grows on ya'... or the logo design is revised later.

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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby wyatt » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 pm

          To me, the new logo indicates a shift to the more engineering mindset of Trimble. There are a lot of trained architects on the SketchUp team and the original vision of SU was likely as an architectural visualization tool. The latest icons with the house seemed to reflect those roots (and the largest user base? - not sure about that one). As we all know, SketchUp is used for a lot more than building architecture. In that sense, the new logo may be more applicable to the wider SU audience. That being said, I had to really hunt for the new icon on my taskbar this morning. :?

          Edit: I do really like the visually consistent icons for Layout and Style Builder.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby Phil Meadows » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:20 pm

          I wonder if the team who developed this logo knew that Microsoft was going to change theirs. The two are very similar.

          The mark itself is successful; it shows an object, in perspective—the default view for SketchUp—and it has clearly been push-pulled, another SketchUp original. The color doesn't even matter to me. It can be any color and still be a successful mark. To the R-G colorblind out there it's probably brown.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby ninopiamonte » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:25 am

          I thinks, it's like they give low opportunity to Sketchup as the famous and easy 3d modeling software, unlike C4D & Max's logo. :?
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby emerald15 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:24 am

          On a positive note. When searching through windows explorer, the 2D & 3D logo versions signifying Layout & SketchUp files respectively are a lot easier to identify than the old logos, which were a little difficult to tell apart if you using small icons.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby etobic » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:00 pm

          yes we all did notice right ?

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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:25 am

          Has anyone played around with the actual logo model? See attached file. It looks to me the the plan view does not correspond to the 3d view!

          I take the point regarding a logo's requirement to 'look good' when zoomed out but we are now entering the age of retina display! So does this principle still apply?

          Co-incidentally I tried out the 15" MBP Retina today in my local Apple store. It was hard to drag myself away and found my right hand reaching for the wallet in my back pocket but I resisted as I want to wait a few months to check out the 13.3" MBP Retina which is rumored to appear shortly.

          My point being that things will look just as good, if not better on the 13.3" than my current 17" MBP.

          So, my question is, should the 3D logo be a little more defined with line edges? We are going to be looking at this logo for some time to come :)
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby Gaieus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:12 am

          Mike Lucey wrote:Has anyone played around with the actual logo model?
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby thomthom » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:06 am

          Gaieus wrote:
          Mike Lucey wrote:Has anyone played around with the actual logo model?


          :!:

          Yesterday I was playing around with a Cover Photo for Vertex Tools' G+ page:
          G+CoverPhoto03.png


          I was just throwing some vertices randomly around - but I now realize I was building the Trimble logo!

          Trimble_512.png
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby pbacot » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:22 am

          It's inevitable, TT.


          (actually that was my thought on the logo too. I dig your cubes.)
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby genki.tt » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:05 pm

          I think it has wall width and parapet .. ?
          SketchUp_NewLogo.png
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:52 pm

          Hi Takahiro, I initially thought it would turn out like your model (which I like) but I don't think it is like this. Have you studied the line projections in my model?
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby aarondietzen » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:21 pm

          Mike Lucey wrote:Has anyone played around with the actual logo model? See attached file. It looks to me the the plan view does not correspond to the 3d view!

          I take the point regarding a logo's requirement to 'look good' when zoomed out but we are now entering the age of retina display! So does this principle still apply?

          Co-incidentally I tried out the 15" MBP Retina today in my local Apple store. It was hard to drag myself away and found my right hand reaching for the wallet in my back pocket but I resisted as I want to wait a few months to check out the 13.3" MBP Retina which is rumored to appear shortly.

          My point being that things will look just as good, if not better on the 13.3" than my current 17" MBP.

          So, my question is, should the 3D logo be a little more defined with line edges? We are going to be looking at this logo for some time to come :)


          I was looking at your image, Mike, and I THINK that it is extruded "squares" with a heavy, 2D outline:

          I drew an "extruded" square with red sides and white tops.
          Screen-Shot.gif

          Then I used photoshop to trace around the outside with a thick outline, and changed all red to the same hue...
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby genki.tt » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:50 am

          How about this model ?-? 3 logo scene with same model, different style setting.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby aarondietzen » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:21 am

          I think that is close, but based on mike breakdown, I don't think it can be models purely in 3d.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby chedda » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:14 am

          I think the previous logo was a little toy like. A change of image is good i think.
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby thomthom » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:04 am

          Aarondietzen wrote:I think that is close, but based on mike breakdown, I don't think it can be models purely in 3d.

          They did make tweaks in post. ;)
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby sfto1 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:26 pm

          When I use small icons in my explorer folders, it is hard to distinguish between SU and LO. It did inspire me to create an avatar though. :D
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          Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

          Postby Dan Rathbun » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:51 pm

          :lol:

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            Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

            Postby Dan Rathbun » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:20 am

              Hey, we passed the 100 vote mark! :ecstatic:


              Don't forget to vote in this poll also:

              :arrow: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo color ?


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                Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

                Postby Edson » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:39 pm

                it is natural for people to feel uneasy about any innovation. we get attached to things which are familiar to us. I confess feeling that way when I first saw the new sketchup icon but it slowly grew on me and now I quite like it.

                to be perfectly honest I always felt the sketchup icon to be a bit silly, with its pencil and little house. so much so that I changed it for the one you see below.

                however, I do not think the Layout icon is as successful as Sketchup's. I find it too flat in a literal as well as figurative way.

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                Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

                Postby aarondietzen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:02 pm

                I'm with Edson. I was a little put off at first, but I think that I am enjoying it much more, now.

                It really is a corporate logo, rather than a desktop icon. It is strong and simple, and it "fits" alongside the Trimble logo.
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                Re: [Poll] What do you think of the new SketchUp logo design

                Postby Dan Rathbun » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:28 pm

                :cry:

                SAD! 100,000 members and only than 137 votes.
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