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SketchUp

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Sketchup

If you have ever had to produce some preliminary drawings for a client or convey an idea quickly and with minimal fuss try SketchUp. There is a free version and a pro version ($495.00). The pro version is worth every cent. Sure I could use AutoCAD to produce the same thing but for a fraction of the cost and by far the shortest learning curve of ANY “3D” program out there I can produce a great preliminary presentation. This program is unbelievably intuitive and SIMPLE to use. It took me an hour to view a few tutorials and off I went. Don’t expect photo real rendering, I still use Lightwave for that. For construction drawings use AutoCAD.

This was modeled in SketchUp in a morning

SketchUp Hospital

and exported into Lightwave and rendered for a more refined look.

Hospital Rendering

This presentation was created in SketchUp in a day

.NL Church ElevationsNL Church Perspective

Sketchup will also produce quick animations.Click here to see a Lo Res Animation produce with SketchUp.
I highly recommend this very productive software.

CopyPod Ipod Backup & Recovery Software

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I had a hard drive fail on me today. All my iTunes music was on it! I did a little research and came across a program called CopyPod. GREAT software. In 20 minutes I had recovered my music off my ipod and imported back into iTunes along with ALL my playlist and rating. Check it out at http://www.copypod.net

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