Thursday, April 27, 2006

SketchUp is now free!

I've used SketchUp in an educational setting for the past three years. I think it is the easiest-to-use 3D modeling tool out there. As you probably know, Google recently bought this Boulder-based company and not too surprizingly, has now offered a free version:

Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships. And once you've built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

via SketchUp

My only question is whether they will still give away the infamous "SketchUp-- It doesn't stink!" socks at meetings and exhibitions?