Thursday, April 27, 2006

SketchUp in 3-D

Google is at it again... Now they've released a free "lite" version of the recently-acquired SketchUp 3-D modeling program, and have integrated it with Google Earth. I haven't tried to do anything fancy, but I messed around for about an hour (including downloading, learning tools, etc.), and came up with this little scene. Some of the sample models (which can be dropped into their correct locales) are pretty detailed. I don't have those kind of skills, but the super-simple interface makes it both accessible and fun to play with.