I’m a firm believer that artists’ roles aren’t specific to their chosen concentration, or even their natural inclination. Whether you’re an illustrator, author, photographer, actor, or musician, you no doubt find some measure of solace in creative expression. Storyboarding is a great way to encourage that, as it’s far more approachable than, say, painting or life drawing. Plus, the stakes aren’t as high with storyboards since, as I’ve mentioned before, they’re a means to an end, and not “the end” itself. So whether you’re ready to map out a feature film, or just curious how to pick up the practice, here’s everything you need to know to get started…
May 6, 2010
Create 3D models and share them with the world
Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like. Build models and add them to Google Earth »
Get started right away.
Most people get rolling with SketchUp in just a few minutes. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants to make 3D models with SketchUp, can. Check out our training videos »
Model anything you can imagine.
Redecorate your living room. Design a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. Create a skatepark for your hometown, then export an animation and share it on YouTube. There’s no limit to what you can create with SketchUp.
Get models online for free.
You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Google 3D Warehouse. It’s a huge, searchable repository of models, and it’s free. Explore the Google 3D Warehouse »
What’s New in Google SketchUp 7
Fast and reliable
We’ve made SketchUp even more intuitive, added tools for power users, and made it easier to find and share models with the world.
We’ve made SketchUp easier to use.
With edges that automatically break other edges where they cross, objects that are smart enough to know how they should behave when you interact with them, and drawing hints that are clearer and more consistent, Google SketchUp 7 is the most intuitive SketchUp ever.
It’s all about collaboration and sharing.
In SketchUp 7, you can search for models in the Google 3D Warehouse right from the Component browser, take credit for what you contribute, keep track of your collaborators, and generally bask in the glow of knowing you’re part of the worldwide 3D community.
PRO There’s even more in SketchUp Pro.
LayOut is officially out of beta and ready to go. LayOut 2 is faster, more reliable and includes vector rendering, improved text handling and more. SketchUp Pro power users can also create Dynamic Components: models that animate, scale and replicate intelligently.