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Building Our World With Sketchup

Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Sketchup, Google’s free tool, has been used to render millions of buildings. However it can be much more powerful when you add in location data. This course explores leveraging that data in design using Google Earth, Google SketchUp and the Google 3D Warehouse.

Topics include:

  • Importing 3D Terrain, and Color Satellite Photography From Google Earth to SketchUp
  • How-to Search For, Download and Import Existing Real-World 3D Buildings From the Google 3D Warehouse
  • Evaluating Site Conditions Such as Sun Position, Shadows and other location based information
  • Creating your own 3D Models for Google Earth using SketchUp
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Alex Oliver

Igloo Studios

Alex Oliver is the CEO of Igloo Studios, an immersive media company concentrating on 3D, Geo and Video media for the AEC Industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction). Igloo Studios is the team that is responsible for creating interactive 3D models for Google Earth and the Google 3D Warehouse, as well as media and technical analysis solutions to help companies design, build and communicate more efficiently.